Fall News Team Intern

Posted On: July 25, 2013

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Council on Foreign Relations

Company Description

CFR's News Team internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy journalism.
The Council's outreach initiative aims to engage an interested and influential group of Americans from around the country and the world by providing ideas and timely, clear, and accurate information on key international issues. CFR.org, America's foremost Internet resource for foreign policy and national security analysis, is one of the primary tools for doing so.

Job Description

The CFR news intern will assist the organization's news team with daily editorial and publishing tasks. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Researching and writing backgrounder updates
• Working in CFR's content management system to code and edit pieces for the site
• Interview transcription
• Photo research and cropping
• Assisting with research for interactive multimedia projects

We require 2 days a week from early September to mid-December. Internships are filled on a rolling basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations and/or journalism.
• Previous administrative, journalism, and web experience; multimedia experience a plus.
• Excellent editing and writing skills
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Familiarity and facility with online research.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; HTML skills a plus.
• Ability to work independently or on a team.

To Apply

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Senior Production Editor, Brianna Lee at blee@cfr.org.