All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning and much more.

The Council has an internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will assist the research associate and fellow with research, editing, and administrative tasks. The intern will gain firsthand experience with the tools scholars use to analyze U.S. foreign policy and its implications.

CFR internships are paid, require a 14 – 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.

Spring semester internship opportunities are on a fully remote/virtual basis.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to)::
• Research issues related to current U.S. foreign policy, including world order, grand strategy, U.S.-Russia and U.S.-China relations, and geo-economics, contributing directly to the substance of study group meetings, as well as publications of the fellow
• Assist with writing and editing content, including research memos and briefs as needed
• Assist in logistical support as needed, including but not limited to coordination of study groups and meetings
• Undergraduate or graduate student with concentration in international relations or related field
• Students should have completed the equivalent of four semester of college coursework (not including AP classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
• Strong research and writing skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong Microsoft Office skills
• Mandarin, Russian language proficiency preferred, but not required