December 26, 2011

Spring journalism internship @ foreign policy journal and website in NYC

The Council on Foreign Relations, a non-profit foreign policy think tank that publishes the bi-monthly journal Foreign Affairs, is offering a Spring journalism internship in its Manhattan office.

CFR's volunteer 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 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.

The responsibilities of the intern include (but are not limited to):
• Working in CFR's content management system to code and edit pieces for the site.
• Photo research and cropping.
• Assisting with research for interactive multimedia projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations and/or journalism.
• Previous administrative, journalism, and web experience; multimedia experience a plus.
• Excellent editing and writing skills
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Familiarity and facility with online research.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; HTML skills a plus.
• Ability to work independently or on a team.
• Candidates are required to volunteer at least three days per week, on an 8:30-4:30 schedule, from early September until mid-December.

CFR internships are unpaid. A modest stipend is offered upon completion of the internship.

Please mail, email, or fax a resume, writing sample, and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resources Office at:
Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 434-9893
humanresources@cfr.org

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