Thursday, October 29, 2015

Research Associate, Women and Foreign Policy Program with CFR for Recent or December Grad

This position is with the Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program.  

The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program. The Women and Foreign Policy Program aims to bring the status of women firmly into the mainstream foreign policy debate and addresses the relationship between women’s empowerment and stability, security, prosperity, and development.  The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching specific areas, as requested by the Fellow, for articles, book chapters, and other publications
  • Handling writing assignments, summarizing research findings, and composing business correspondence
  • Tracking news and data sources on women’s issues
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written materials
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, preparing background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Providing administrative support to the Fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, and responding to media and information requests
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Assisting with the Fellow’s presence on the internet and social media, including conducting research for and editing blog posts, selecting photographs, and moderating reader comments
  • Supporting other Fellows and departments, upon request
  • Degree in international relations, political science, or related social sciences field with high academic achievement. Experience on women’s issues preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1+ year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred; experience coordinating events strongly preferred
  • Outstanding research, writing, and editing skills, with demonstrated research experience on women’s issues  and foreign policy issues
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and  internet research
  • Experience with budget management and/or website maintenance preferred
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,

Application instructions:

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC, 20006

Qualified candidates should email, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.