Council on Foreign Relations

  • Internship, Foreign Affairs, Advertising, 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.


    The Foreign Affairs Advertising team has a strong focus on marketing the magazine to educators, students, foreign policy associations and other non-profit organizations. Foreign Affairs produces academic resources such as Foreign Affairs Books and Custom Textbooks. These titles are used by professors in International Relations, Foreign Policy, and International Political Economy from universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada. The internship offers an exciting opportunity to learn about marketing, outreach, and academic publishing at the preeminent journal of international affairs.


    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):

    • Learn about the production side of the magazine and the website
    • Assist with research for programming for large scale conferences and events, researching and interacting with high-level leaders in business and government, with subscribers and business leaders
    • Research marketing and sales opportunities for the magazine, including prepare reports on companies and nonprofits
    • Assist in developing digital marketing strategies, ongoing social media and digital marketing efforts for the brand, develop and report on search engine marketing campaigns
    • Learn the methodologies behind surveying and circulation auditing, as well as the best advertising practices


    • Undergraduate student with educational concentration in business, advertising, communications, media studies, publishing, or other related field
    • Strong interest in the business side of publishing a must. Previous publishing and/or media experience a plus
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Strong communication, writing, and customer service skills

    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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