Global Health Volunteer Internship

Organization: The Council on Foreign Relations

Department: Global Health

Semester:  Fall 2015

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 volunteer intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Global Health and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed.

The volunteer duties of the interns will include (but are not limited to):

  • Maintaining online tools, fact checking and conducting research all related to outbreaks of diseases
  • Manage latest publications on Global Health
  • Provide editorial support for Fellow
  • Aiding with the logistical aspects of events and other various projects
  • Attending and staff general Council meetings and other programs on foreign policy issues, as time permits.


  • Undergraduate student focusing on International Affairs, Global Health, Public Health or a related field
  • Familiarity working in an office
  • Facility to navigate new interfaces, e.g. online trackers
  • Laboratory or biology experience is a plus
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Strong editing skills and research experience, and familiarity with scientific journal articles
  • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail

CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.

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 4,700+ 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,

Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the below 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.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893


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