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Internship, Washington Meetings, Fall 2024

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

AI generated summary

  • You: Must be a detail-oriented undergrad/grad student in International Affairs/Political Science with 4 semesters of college coursework, prior event/VIP relations experience, great communication skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • You will research, manage databases, and assist with coordinating meetings and events for high-level officials at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Affairs, Political Science, 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
  • Relevant work or internship experience in organizing events and VIP relations preferred
  • Extremely detail-oriented, high level of professionalism
  • Excellent communication, editing, writing, and Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience with databases preferred

Responsibilities

  • Assisting with researching potential topics for discussion and possible speakers and moderators using CFR's databases and publication websites
  • Managing UN General Assembly spreadsheet, including monitoring upcoming elections and other developments in nations globally
  • Maintaining CRM database of open invitations to elected officials, NGO heads, and other high level officials
  • Managing important dates, including anniversaries and futures, including extensive research of notable historic foreign policy events
  • Assisting meetings team members with additional tasks as needed

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?

CFR’s fall internship program gives interns the opportunity to choose whether to work in the office in a hybrid capacity or fully remote offsite.

What kind of skills and qualifications are required for this internship?

The internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students with a concentration in International Affairs, Political Science, or a related field. Applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework. Relevant work or internship experience in organizing events and VIP relations is preferred. Applicants should be detail-oriented, professional, and have excellent communication, writing, and Microsoft Office skills. Experience with databases is also preferred.

What will be the major responsibilities of the intern in this position?

The intern will assist with researching potential topics for discussion and possible speakers, manage the UN General Assembly spreadsheet, maintain CRM databases, manage important dates and assist the meetings team with additional tasks as needed.

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.