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Internship, Global Communications and Media Relations, Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship

Washington, DC

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  • Seeking undergraduate or graduate students in international relations, political science, journalism, or PR/marketing with at least four semesters of college coursework, previous media-related internships, proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media, ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a strong interest in global issues and media relations.
  • The intern will be responsible for tracking international news stories, monitoring media mentions, responding to press inquiries, researching media outlets, drafting social media posts, analyzing social media statistics, assisting with digital marketing, and providing general communications support.

Summer Internship

Media & JournalismWashington, DC


  • All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning, and much more.
  • The Global Communications and Media Relations department focuses on maximizing the presence of CFR in print, broadcast, and online media outlets and on promoting CFR’s roster of products, which includes on-the-record events, CFR books, Council Special Reports, Task Force reports, working papers, online publications and interactive features, and Foreign Affairs articles. The department also works to ensure that CFR experts are visible in the news media.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in international relations, political science, journalism, PR/marketing, or public affairs
  • All applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including AP classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
  • Previous internship experience in at media organizations, think thanks, non-profit organizations, NGOs, or PR firms preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, as well as social media channels and research databases
  • Ability to multitask and work well collectively in a fast-paced environment
  • A demonstrated interest in media relations and public affairs, or foreign policy/international affairs and global issues preferred

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism


  • Identify top international news stories and developments
  • Track weekly mentions of CFR publications and experts to include in the department's weekly media highlight
  • Respond to press inquiries in the departmental email inbox
  • Conduct research on media outlets to create targeted press outreach lists
  • Assisting with drafting social media posts across all platforms
  • Noting key social media statistics
  • Assisting the digital marketing team, as needed
  • Provide additional communications and media relations support, as needed


Work type

Full time

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Washington, DC