Internship: Russia Studies, Summer 2022 -- Council on Foreign Relations

Internship, Russia Studies, Summer 2022

Department David Rockefeller Studies Program
Location New York City, NY
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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.


Russia Studies team focuses on U.S.- Russian relations and current affairs across the former Soviet Union. The intern will deepen their understanding of the current and historical trends between the two countries. They will gain a strong skill set on policy-related research and editing skills.


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


CFR’s summer internship program gives interns the opportunity to choose whether to work in our office in a hybrid capacity (half in the office, and half remote), or on an offsite fully remote basis. 

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

  • Perform data analysis and collecting archival materials on Russia
  • Conduct research and collecting archival documents for fellow's book project 
  • Track weekly news report that are relevant to the assignment


  • Undergraduate or graduate student studing international relations, Russia/ East European/ Eurasian area studies, or a related field
  • Students should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework (not including Ap classes in high school) by the time they begin an internship
  • Russian proficiency (reading)
  • Strong written, oral, and organizational skills
  • Microsoft Office and Internet research skills

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.

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