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Internship, U.S. Foreign Policy, Director of Studies, Fall 2024

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

AI generated summary

  • You must be an undergraduate student in related field with strong research, writing, and editing skills. Proficient in U.S. history and Microsoft Office, with office experience preferred.
  • You will research U.S. foreign policy, track news, assist with writing and editing content, and contribute to CFR podcasts.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate student with concentration in International Relations, Political Science, History, or related field
  • 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
  • Strong background in U.S. history is required
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading ability
  • Previous work experience in an office environment preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research on U.S. foreign policy, history, and the interactions between Congress and the executive branch on matters of foreign policy
  • Track daily news reports that are relevant for the department
  • Assist with writing and editing content, including research memos and briefs, blog posts, book chapters, content for the foreign policy blog, and other publications, as needed
  • Assist with CFR podcasts, including The World Next Week and The President’s Inbox

FAQs

What is the duration of the internship?

The internship requires a 14-18 hour commitment and is filled on a rolling basis.

What qualifications are needed for this internship?

Applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework and have a strong background in U.S. history. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and excellent research, writing, and editing skills are required.

Is previous work experience in an office environment required for this internship?

Previous work experience in an office environment is preferred but not required.

What are the major responsibilities of the intern?

The major responsibilities include conducting research on U.S. foreign policy, tracking daily news reports, assisting with writing and editing content, and assisting with CFR podcasts.

Are CFR internships paid?

Yes, CFR internships are paid.

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.