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Internship, Asia Studies, International Relations Theory, Fall 2022

Council on Foreign Relations
Upper East Side, NY
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Student / PhD Candidate
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
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 Council has an internship available in the Studies Program. The intern will play an important role in research, writing, and editing for a book project. They will have the opportunity to work closely on various Asia- related projects.

CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.

CFR’s fall 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.

  • Provide research on life and ideas of Hans Morgenthau and his contributions to the field of international relations
  • Track developments in China's Belt and Road Initiative as well as broader developments in Chinese foreign policy and cross-Strait relations

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations, East Asian Studies, or theory of international relations
  • Students 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
  • Demonstrated interest in international relations theory and the development of realism is required
  • Previous experience in research, proofreading, and editing
  • German or Mandarin profiency preferred

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 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.

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