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Internship, International Economics, Economic History, Spring 2023

Council on Foreign Relations
Upper East Side, NY
Closing date
Dec 18, 2022

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Position Type
Student / PhD Candidate
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
CFR’s 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 Council has a internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will work with a team in the studies department and will assist the fellow with research, writing, and editing. The intern will gain firsthand experience with the tools scholars use to analyze economic policy questions.

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

CFR’s spring 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.

  • Assist with fellow's next book project
  • Contributing to op-eds and presentations
  • Compile and analyzing qualitative research through major news publications or academic journals
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits

  • Undergraduate student with background in economics, history, finance, political science, or related field
  • 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
  • Experience in research, writing, and editing
  • Demonstrated interest in finance history and venture capital
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills; citation management experience a plus

Pay Rate

$16.10 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’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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