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Internship, International Economics, History, Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Government & Politics
  • New York City

AI generated summary

  • You: Must be an undergrad/grad student in political science, history, or related field with 4 semesters of coursework completed. Strong research, writing, and Microsoft Office skills, ability to work independently and high attention to detail required.
  • You will assist with research, organize materials, fact-check, support meetings, and attend programs on foreign policy at a prestigious international relations organization.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with background in political science, political philosophy, history, economics, or related field
  • Students 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
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills, as well as experience working with qualitative analysis
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, experience working with databases such as JSTOR, Google Scholar, LexisNexis, and/or Bloomberg
  • Ability to work independently, high attention to detail and organization, and high academic standing

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research and identifying promising materials, reading, and preparing summaries for the fellow’s new book project
  • Tracking and organizing research materials, carrying out fact-checking and other tasks related to project
  • Assisting in logistical support for meetings, including but not limited to preparing distribution materials
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

FAQs

Is this internship paid?

Yes, CFR internships are paid.

What is the time commitment for this internship?

The internship requires a 14 - 18 hour commitment.

Can I work remotely for this internship?

Yes, interns have the option to work in a hybrid capacity (half in the office, half remote) or fully remote.

What kind of tasks will I be responsible for as an intern?

Tasks may include conducting research, summarizing materials, tracking research materials, fact-checking, assisting in logistical support for meetings, and attending Council meetings and programs on foreign policy issues.

What qualifications are required for this internship?

Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students with a background in political science, political philosophy, history, economics, or a related field. They should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework and possess excellent research, writing, editing skills, and experience working with databases.

The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.

Government
Industry
201-500
Employees
1921
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

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.