Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fall Internship Opportunity: Japan Studies

Japan Studies Volunteer Intern

2016 Fall Semester 
Japan Studies
Washington, DC

DEADLINE: September 11, 2016

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 4,900+ 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 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.

CFR internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.
  • Assisting with research assignments; focus will be primarily on Japan and Northeast Asia
  • Supporting Senior Fellow in research on Japan’s domestic politics and diplomacy in Northeast Asia
  • Utilizing critical thinking and writing skills to turn research into digestible policy briefs and timelines
  • Providing related research, logistical and administrative support as needed
  • 16-21 approximate hours per week 

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a concentration in International Relations or Asia Studies
  • Demonstrated background and interest in Japan
  • Strong research abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail & follow-through 
  • Policy or research oriented work experience is preferred
  • Ability to conduct research in Japanese is preferred

Application Process
DEADLINE: September 11, 2016
Required documents:
 1) Cover letter
 2) Resume
 3) Two Writing Sample

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
FAX (202) 509-8490
Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

Please email, mail or fax a resume, cover letter and two writing samples 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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