Volunteer Internship, Global Communications and Media Relations, Summer 2018

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 05

Position description

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 Global Communications and Media Relations department focuses on maximizing the presence of CFR in print, broadcast, and online media outlets and on promoting CFR’s roster of products, which includes on-the-record events, CFR books, Council Special Reports, Task Force reports, working papers, online publications and interactive features, and Foreign Affairs articles.  The department also works to ensure that CFR experts are visible in the news media.

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid, require a 16- 21 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis. 

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Helping to draft press releases and media advisories
  • Fielding public inquiries about CFR and media requests for experts
  • Tracking and recording media mentions of CFR publications
  • Assisting staff and press at on-the-record events and other projects as needed
  • Conducting research on relevant journalists


  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in communications, journalism, or international relations
  • Previous customer service experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and media monitoring services preferred
  • Ability to multitask and work well collectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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