Internship, Climate Change Policy, Summer 2020
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 enhance their skills in research, writing, and editing. They will build on their ability to collaborate as part of a team, and communicate effectively.
CFR internships are paid, require a 14 - 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling 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 related to climate change policy
- Assisting with curating PowerPoint presentations for events
- Contributing to proofreading and editing content, including book chapters and other publications, as needed
- Assist in logistical support for meetings, under the supervisor’s direct supervision
- Undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in political science, environmental studies, international relations, law, or a related field
- Prior internship experience preferred
- Excellent research, writing, and proofreading skills
- Strong Microsoft Office and PowerPoint skills; experience using databases
- Strong communication, attention to detail, and time management skills
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 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.