India, Pakistan, and South Asia Volunteer Internship

Council on Foreign Relations
Washington, DC
Mar 06, 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 Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will report to the senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia Department and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects focusing on subnational diplomacy.

The volunteer duties of the intern include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting the work of the senior fellow for topics pertaining to India, Pakistan, and South Asia
  • Building, managing, and manipulating quantitative and qualitative datasets
  • Other research and logistical support as needed
  • Attending general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits


  • Undergraduate student with background in economics, politics and/or international relations
  • Demonstrated research, writing, and editing ability
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently

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

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