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Internship, Independent Task Force, Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Government & Politics
  • Washington, DC

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  • You: Undergrad with focus in International Relations, Political Science. Completed 4 semesters. Prior internship. Strong communication. Proficient in MS office. Interest in space policy a plus.
  • You will provide research support, coordinate event logistics, edit reports, compile distribution lists, track activities, conduct outreach research, and write memos.


  • Undergraduate student with a focus in International Relations, Political Science, or related field of study
  • 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
  • Prior internship experience preferred
  • Strong communication, writing, and editing skills
  • High level of professionalism and high attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and Google suite
  • Demonstrated interest in space policy a plus


  • Providing significant research support for the Task Force Program and for project directors
  • Coordinating Task Force event logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with attendees, and preparing background papers and materials for distribution
  • Compiling distribution lists for release of Task Force reports
  • Editing, proofreading, and fact-checking drafts of Task Force reports
  • Tracking Task Force activities for impact and record-keeping
  • Conducting research on organizations and individuals as potential outreach and distribution targets
  • Writing memos on people, topics, and organization related to the set of Task Force issues


Is this internship paid?

Yes, CFR internships are paid.

Can I choose to work remotely for this internship?

Yes, interns have the option to work in a hybrid capacity or fully remote for the fall internship program.

What are the major responsibilities of this internship?

The major responsibilities include providing research support, coordinating event logistics, editing reports, tracking activities, conducting research, and writing memos.

What qualifications are required for this internship?

Applicants should be undergraduate students with a focus in International Relations or related fields, have completed four semesters of college coursework, have prior internship experience, possess strong communication and writing skills, attention to detail, proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, and a demonstrated interest in space policy is a plus.

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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR's think tank is composed of more than fifty full-time and adjunct fellows who cover the major regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda. CFR's website, www.cfr.org, is a trusted, nonpartisan source of timely analysis and context on international events and trends. CFR publishes the bimonthly Foreign Affairs magazine, widely-considered to be the most influential magazine for the analysis and debate of foreign policy and economics.