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Internship Opportunity: Council on Foreign Relations, Digital and Cyberspace Policy

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - paid

Location: New York City, NY

Sector: International Affairs

Start Date: Spring 2020

Wage or benefits: Paid

Time Commitment: 14 to 18-hour weekly commitment

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations, political science, computer science, public policy

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website: https://www.cfr.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

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.org.

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.

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. The intern will work under the direction of Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program (DCP).

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

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

  • Perform data analysis and collection for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program
  • With the direct support and guidance of supervisor, compile and summarize top cyber-related news stories for the Net Politics blog and program website
  • Conducting research as requested by the research associate on state-sponsored cyber attacks for the Cyber Operations Tracker
  • Assist in logistical support for meetings, including but not limited to preparing distribution materials, helping with guest check-in and guiding visitors during roundtables and other departmental events, under direct supervision

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on international relations, political science, computer science, public policy
  • Strong research, editing and proofreading skills
  • Mandarin Chinese is preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

How to apply:

Apply here: https://careers-cfr.icims.com/jobs/1583/internship%2c-digital-and-cyberspace-policy%2c-spring-2020/job?mode=job&iis=Job+Posting&iisn=LinkedIn&mobile=false&width=567&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

This is a paid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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