Type: Summer Internship
Department: International Institutions and Global Governance
Semester: Summer 2012
The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, the Council carries out its mission by maintaining a diverse membership, with special programs to promote interest and develop expertise in the next generation of foreign policy leaders; convening meetings at its headquarters in New York and in Washington, DC, and other cities where senior government officials, members of Congress, global leaders, and prominent thinkers come together with Council members to discuss and debate major international issues; supporting a Studies Program that fosters independent research, enabling Council scholars to produce articles, reports, and books and hold roundtables that analyze foreign policy issues and make concrete policy recommendations; publishing Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy; sponsoring Independent Task Forces that produce reports with both findings and policy prescriptions on the most important foreign policy topics; and providing up-to-date information and analysis about world events and American foreign policy on its website,CFR.org.
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 responsibilities of the intern will include (but are not limited to):
Ongoing assistance for research on global governance issues for the program on Global Governance and International Institutions (IIGG). The intern can provide valuable assistance to ongoing research that feeds into our work, including the role of rising powers in global governance, U.S. attitudes towards global governance, and aspects of regionalism and multilateralism.
Finding videos and photographs for the program's multimedia project, the Global Governance Monitor and Stewart Patrick's blog, "The Internationalist."
Monitoring and updating the IIGG planning calendar, and help in formatting, hyperlinking, and fact-checking relevant information for the CFR.org website
Undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated background and interest in International Affairs.
Close familiarity with Microsoft word, Microsoft outlook email and Internet research skills
Strong research & administrative abilities
Excellent attention to detail & speedy follow-through
CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.
Please mail, Email or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address. 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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