Council on Foreign Relations

  • Internship, Foreign Affairs, Editorial, Spring 2020

    Location US-NY-New York
    Foreign Affairs
  • Overview

    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.


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


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


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

    • Content staging for
    • Research articles and authors for website
    • Sorting through online archives
    • Occasional fact-checking  
    • Attending Council meetings as time permits


    • 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
    • Knowledge of Drupal is a plus

    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’s Internship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Robina Foundation, CFR members, and the family and friends of Franklin Williams.


    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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