Internship, Trade Policy, Summer 2023
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 intern will support the Trade Policy team and develop skills in quickly synthesizing data and explaining relevant trade policy developments. They will develop a strong grasp of major U.S. trade policy issues and enhance their memo writing, literature review, and data collection skills.
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):
Monitor the latest developments in trade news and share issues that may be of interest
- Draft memos on upcoming trade negotiations and summits
- Write literature reviews
- Collect data for blog posts or other writing projects.
- Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in international relations, political science, economics, 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
- Some knowledge of data collection and proficiency in Excel required
- Research-oriented work experience strongly preferred
- Strong editing, writing, and research abilities
$17.00 per hour
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.org.
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