Research Associate, Asia Studies

Council on Foreign Relations
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 17

Position description

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

The research associate will work under the direction of the C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies. The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

·        Spearheading new digital projects that inform policymakers, business leaders, and the general public about Asian regional affairs and U.S. policies toward Asia.

·        Proposing and implementing creative outreach methods to amplify the publications and activities of Asia program fellows.

·        Proposing and implementing creative outreach methods to amplify the publications and activities of Asia program fellows.

·        Boosting the Asia program’s online presence, including managing social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) and administering the Asia Unbound blog and the Asia program website pages.

·        Designing and authoring monthly Eyes on Asia newsletters, and producing weekly Asia Unbound podcasts.

·        Coordinating meetings and collaborative projects between Asia program fellows and research associates.

·        Researching specific areas as requested by the fellow. Tracking news and data sources on Asian foreign policy and other economic, political, security, and environmental issues.

·        Handling writing assignments, including writing research memos and editing blogs and articles.

·        Assisting with events, including preparing materials for distribution and providing other logistical support, and providing miscellaneous administrative support to the fellow.


·        BA degree in international relations or a related field, with strong academic credentials and coursework in Asian studies

·        Advanced Asian language skills a plus

·        Proactive, self-starter mentality

·        Related administrative and/or internship experience

·        Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

·        Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Application instructions

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

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Human Resources Office

58 E. 68th St., New York, NY 10065

FAX: (212) 434-9893

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