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Internship, Europe Studies, Summer 2023

CFR’s Blavatnik and Robina Franklin Williams 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 intern will work with the Europe studies team and will build their academic and policy-writing experience, as well as their research, editing and writing skills. The intern will gain a deeper understanding of the state of European politics and security.
CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.
CFR’s summer internship program gives interns the opportunity to choose whether to work in our office in a hybrid capacity (half in the office, and half remote), or on an offsite fully remote basis. 

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):
  • Conducting research as requested by the research associate and/or fellow on a variety of topics including the European Union, European security, the war in Ukraine, and European China Policy
  • Preparing research memos and assisting in the drafting and editing of written work
  • Tracking developing news stories in Europe, predominately related to European security with a focus on Germany, France, and Russia
  • Assisting with logistical support for meetings under the direct supervision of their supervisor

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in political science, International Relations, European Studies, Security Studies, or a related field
  • All applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including AP classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
  • Prior internship experience, especially in nonprofit or think tank work, a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in European politics and security
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in any EU language and/or Russian a plus

Pay Rate
$17.00 per hour

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 internships are funded by the generous gifts of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Robina Foundation, and the Franklin Williams Family.
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.