U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East Volunteer Internship

Council on Foreign Relations
Washington, DC
Mar 03, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Full Time

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 volunteer duties of the intern will include:

  • Conducting research and analysis for articles, reports, and preparation materials for the fellow's speaking engagements
  • Providing semi-weekly briefings on developments in the Middle East and Europe
  • Editing for fellow's articles and blog posts
  • Supporting preparations for roundtables and meetings


  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Middle East Studies, International Relations, or a related major
  • Regional experience in the Middle East a plus, including professional experience abroad
  • Focus on Europe and/or Transatlantic issues preferred
  • Arabic language abilities a plus
  • Strong editing, research and writing skills
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

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,[[http:CFR.org|CFR.org]].

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