We have opportunities ranging from research and program support, to editing, to digital and technology.
CFR offers incredible learning opportunities for college and graduate students who are interested in international relations; as well as those interested in a range of areas such as editorial, digital, and communications. Interns are paid a competitive hourly wage while gaining valuable experience through exposure to leading foreign policy experts.
The Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid and senior career professionals focusing on international relations.
CFR is a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We value enthusiasm, ideas, and drive. Committed to a healthy work/life balance, CFR offers a wide variety of staff events; ranging from lunches with policy experts, onsite professional development opportunities, summer Fridays and an annual ping-pong championship.
Diversity at CFR
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has a longstanding commitment to making the foreign policy community in the United States more representative of American society as a whole. CFR advances this goal through building a diverse membership, staff, and board, as well as through outreach activities to academic and religious institutions, hosting events on relevant topics, and collaborating with other organizations working toward the same mission.
CFR offers a comprehensive benefit package that is among the best offered by nonprofits today. It includes an award-winning health and wellness program, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous time-off, onsite skills-based training, and tuition reimbursement assistance, including for courses abroad.
Medical, Dental, and Vision
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for eligible employees and their dependents
Health and Wellness
Award-winning program includes annual day off for preventive care, onsite gym, and a health fair
Paid Leave Benefits
Generous vacation, sick, and family leave, as well as a “summer Friday” schedule
Retirement plan options, including an 8% employer contribution
Tuition reimbursement benefit includes partial subsidy for international travel for global classes
Flexible spending account for medical and dependent care, and pre-tax transit and parking program
Life and Disability Plans
Generous life and disability insurance coverage
Voluntary Insurance Options
For some, pets are also members of the family! Discounted pet insurance program
Wide range of events from brown bag lunches with experts to an annual ping pong championship