Publications Volunteer Internship

Posted On: July 14, 2015

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Council on Foreign Relations

Company Description

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 4,900+ 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,

Job Description

This internship is not eligible for academic credit.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 434-9893
Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR


Department: Publications

Semester: Fall 2015

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected 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.

The Publications Department is involved in the editing, production, and marketing of CFR Books, Task Force reports, Council Special Reports, the Annual Report, and papers on a wide range of issues.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in a publishing career.

The responsibilities of the intern include (but are not limited to):
• Assist Publications Department with all stages of CFR publications processes, including project organization
• Editing and proofreading projects
• Providing maintenance and supporting the editorial oversight of CFR webpages and partner websites
• Assisting with other administrative tasks as needed

• Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on International Relations, Journalism, English, Writing, History or related field
• Strong interest in publishing
• Strong background in editing, writing, and research preferred
• Experience working with a school newspaper/journal or in an office setting preferred
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and conducting internet research
• Strong attention to detail and personal initiative
• Ability to work under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

To Apply

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the address below.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 434-9893

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.