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About Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations—a nonprofit organization founded in 1921—works to get America thinking and talking about world issues, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy. Members include almost every U.S. president and various other former senior cabinet members. The council’s journal on global issues, Foreign Affairs, promotes its goals of educating the public and sparking interest in international issues.

Interns at the Council of Foreign Relations are involved in various projects related to the work of the council. Most internships have an administrative component. Internships are available in New York and Washington, D.C., and include working in various departments including work on Foreign Affairs, and other publications.


Open to current college students, graduate students and recent graduates. Individual internships require specific qualifications.

Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


New York, NY
Washington, DC