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Council on Foreign Relations, Franklin Williams Relations, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11553

Tue, May 31, 2016

Franklin Williams Internship 
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that members, students, interested citizens, and government officials in the United States and other countries can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments. CFR, which is headquartered in New York with an office in Washington, D.C., does this by: convening meetings where prominent thinkers debate and discuss the major issues of our time; conducting a wide-ranging studies program; publishing Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine covering international affairs and U.S. foreign policy; maintaining a diverse membership; sponsoring independent task forces; and providing up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on CFR’s award-winning website, www.cfr.org. 

CFR is host to the widest possible range of views, and is committed to encouraging foreign policy debate that reflects diverse interests and perspectives. To help meet that objective, CFR consistently works to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the staff and membership. As part of that effort, CFR has established the Franklin Williams Internship.  
Overview of the Franklin Williams Internship 
The Franklin Williams Internship, named after the late Ambassador Franklin H. Williams, has been established for undergraduate and graduate students who have a serious interest in international relations. The internship is designed to develop the intern’s knowledge and leadership abilities as a foundation for future work in the foreign policy arena.  

Ambassador Williams had a long career of public service, including serving as the former American Ambassador to Ghana, as well as the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, one of the country’s historical black colleges. He was also a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he made special efforts to encourage the nomination of African Americans to membership. 

CFR will select individuals each term (fall, spring, and summer).The intern will be involved with program coordination, substantive and/or business writing, research, and budget management. In addition, the intern will be encouraged to attend the Council’s extensive meetings programs and participate in informal internship training programs. 

The selected intern will be required to make a part-time commitment of 16 - 21 hours per week and will be paid at an hourly rate.  
Eligibility 
Applications are accepted year-round, and there are no deadlines. Candidates should be currently enrolled in either an undergraduate program or in a graduate program in the area of international relations or a related field. They should have a record of high academic achievement, proven leadership ability, and previous related internship or work experience. Interested candidates should watch the website for the Franklin Williams internship postings. Once the internships have been filled, the postings will be removed from the website. Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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