Internship, Foreign Affairs, Product, Spring 2020

58 East 68th St New York, NY 10065
Hourly Pay
Oct 24, 2019
Graphic Design
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Internship, Part Time


All who are selected to participate in CFR’s Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research, program planning and much more.


The Foreign Affairs, Product intern will learn valuable project management skills in an agile environment. They will learn about the process of handling off designs to development, leading and managing a team of developers, as well as requirement gathering for launching new products.


CFR volunteer are paid, require a 14- 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.

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

  • Create a shared component library to standardize designs across Foreign Affairs' properties
  • Participate in daily stand up meetings with developers
  • Improve production process for website and app content
  • Assist with development and support of product launches


  • Undergraduate or graduate student with educational concentration in design, business, marketing, computer science, engineering, or other related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel 
  • Previous experience with graphic design 
  • Experience in Adobe suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch
  • Experience in Jira is preferred

About CFR

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website,


CFR’s Internship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Robina Foundation, CFR members, and the family and friends of Franklin Williams.


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.