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- Volunteer Internship, CFR Editorial, Spring 2019, USA

Volunteer Internship, CFR Editorial

CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer 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’s outreach initiative aims to engage an interested and influential group of Americans from around the country and the world by providing ideas and timely, clear, and accurate information on key international issues. CFR.org, America’s foremost Internet resource for foreign policy and national security analysis, is one of the primary tools for doing so.


CFR volunteer internships are unpaid, require a 16 - 21 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.
The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

    Participation in the day-to-day operations of an online news and analysis website
    Providing support in editing and production of pieces for the website, including research and photo selections
    Assist with transcribing interviews
    Assisting with metrics analysis and social media tracking
    Provide support for content dissemination and marketing
    Track upcoming news and update the editorial calendar
    Assisting with research for interactive multimedia project, publications, and podcasts


    Undergraduate or graduate student focusing  on Journalism, Communications, International Relations, or Political Science
    Previous administrative, journalism, web, and multimedia experience; familiarity with online research, and ability to transcribe interviews quickly
    Excellent editing and writing skills
    Strong attention to detail
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with web publishing, HTML, or photoshop skills a plus

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.org.


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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Job posted on 15th November 2018
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