Careers

Open Positions

CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in our openings for research associates and program assistants to pursue a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.

Available Positions in New York or Washington, DC

Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy

This position can be based in either the New York or Washington, DC office. The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a senior fellow for trade and international political economy. The fellow will be expected to conduct original research and writing on issues related to trade, international finance, and globalization. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual conducting cutting-edge work on the future of trade policy, international investment, and the global economy.

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Senior Fellow for Defense Policy

This position can be based in either the New York or Washington, DC office. The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a senior fellow for defense with a focus on how new technologies are shaping the future of warfare. The fellow will be expected to conduct original research and writing on the challenges that new technologies pose for U.S. defense policy and to identify specific, concrete steps that policymakers should take as a result. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the national conversation on how U.S. defense policy should adapt in the face of rapid technological change.

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Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy

This position can be based in either the New York or Washington, DC office. The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a senior fellow for climate change. The fellow will be expected to conduct original research and writing on what should be done to prevent and mitigate the consequences of climate change. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the national conversation on what the federal government, state and local businesses, companies, and individuals should do to minimize and possibly reverse the damage done by a changing climate.

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Available Positions in New York

Editorial Assistant/ Special Assistant to the Chief Digital Officer

The Council on Foreign Relations is looking for an editorial assistant/ special assistant to the chief digital officer (CDO) to join our award-winning Digital team. The position is responsible for contributing editorial content to the website, as well as providing administrative and logistical support to the CDO and the director of product and design.

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Program Assistant, Membership

The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership. The Membership team coordinates the selection process of new members, and serves as the front-facing department for CFR’s 5,000 members in order to enhance their member experience.The Program Assistant will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership. The Membership team coordinates the selection process of new members, and serves as the front-facing department for CFR’s 5,000 members in order to enhance their member experience.

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Web Analytics Manager, CFR.org

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a Web Analytics Manager to provide support for various analytics efforts across the digital organization. The Council aims to increase the global influence and awareness of cfr.org and its related digital initiatives through this role. Reporting directly to the Director of Product & Design, this position will collaborate and work alongside the think tank, editorial, and product and technology to grow visitor traffic and increase awareness of the brand.

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Program Associate, Corporate Affairs

The Corporate Program consists of some 140 U.S. and foreign corporations from all business sectors, and engages the corporate community in the Council's work. The program provides a high-level forum for corporate executives to exchange views with their peers in the private and public sectors on a wide range of wide range of issues at the intersection of business and foreign policy. Members also gain access to information and analysis by Council researchers and other experts.

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Deputy Web Editor, Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs is looking for a deputy web editor to join its editorial team. He/she will help manage the site's editorial activities; conceptualize, commission, and edit online essays; and shape short- and long-term development priorities.

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Production Coordinator 

The Production Coordinator will provide support to the Event Operations team in the New York and Washington office. This position will be based out of the New York office. 

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Event Manager

The Event Manager will provide support to the Event Operations team in the New York office and help to manage high-profile events in the historic Harold Pratt House and adjoining Peterson Hall conference center

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Assistant Director, Global Communications and Media Relations

The Global Communications and Media Relations department is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. The Assistant Director must have an excellent understanding of international issues and CFR content and how they relate to the news cycle.

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Security Analyst

The Security Analyst is responsible for performing all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. The position requires a dedicated, analytical, proactive technologist with strong interpersonal and project management skills. This position reports to the Deputy Chief Technology Officer.

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Available Positions in Washington, DC

Senior Editor, Global Health: In Health and Wealth Microsite

The Senior Editor will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program. The Senior Editor will be responsible for working with the senior fellow to manage content and daily operations for a new, multi-contributor blog currently being built. Once launched, this new multi-contributor blog, tentatively titled In Health and Wealth, will explore ways that health is interacting with and driving issues of global concern, including economic development, trade, migration, agriculture, and urbanization.

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Human Resources Assistant

As part of the human resources team, the human resources assistant will report to the Associate Director, Washington Human Resources. The assistant will provide administrative support to the department’s functions including, organizational development, training, employee activities, recruitment, the volunteer intern program, employee records management, and reception coverage. This is an opportunity for an organized, quick learner who is looking to begin their career in human resources.

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How to Apply

Please click on the links above to learn more and apply directly for open positions in either the New York or Washington, DC office.

Contact

For more information, please contact humanresources@cfr.org

New York Office

58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
tel 212.434.9400

Washington Office

1777 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel 202.509.8400