Council on Foreign Affairs Volunteer Internship

Leaving on a jetplane: an F-18 on its way to the Persian Gulf, March 2017Council on Foreign Affairs (CFR)’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.

Foreign Affairs magazine has a volunteer internship opening in the Editorial Department. The volunteer intern will have the unique opportunity to see the inner workings of a major magazine and foreign policy journal.

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid, require a 16-21 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis. 

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting editors in search engine optimization and image research, social media, multimedia production, and content staging for foreignaffairs.com
  • Attending Council meetings as time permits

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student with concentration in political science, international affairs, journalism, or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism and online publishing; past relevant internship experience preferred
  • Strong writing, editing, and Internet skills
  • Some basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, html, and Microsoft Office Suite

About CFR

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

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