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Energy and the Environment Intern – New York, NY

Organization: Council on Foreign Relations

Job Title: Energy and the Environment Intern

Location: New York, NY

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid

Position Dates: Fall semester

Application Deadline: Send ASAP

Posted On: July 19th, 2012

Organization Overview

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, CFR carries out its mission by maintaining a diverse membership, with special programs to promote interest and develop expertise in the next generation of foreign policy leaders; convening meetings at its headquarters in New York and in Washington, DC, and other cities where senior government officials, members of Congress, global leaders, and prominent thinkers come together with CFR members to discuss and debate major international issues; supporting a Studies Program that fosters independent research, enabling CFR scholars to produce articles, reports, and books and hold roundtables that analyze foreign policy issues and make concrete policy recommendations; publishing Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy; sponsoring Independent Task Forces that produce reports with both findings and policy prescriptions on the most important foreign policy topics; and providing up-to-date information and analysis about world events and American foreign policy on its website,


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 Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed.


  • Aiding in the planning and execution of events
  • Assisting in research and fact checking for CFR publications related to energy and the


  • Undergraduate student focusing on Economics, Environmental/Energy Studies, Finance, Political Science, Security Studies, International Relations, or related field.
  • Strong interest and experience in energy and the environment
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Extensive experience with academic and policy-oriented research
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent follow-through skills
  • Strong proofreading, writing, and editing skills

How to Apply

Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.

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