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I worked at Council on Foreign Relations as an intern (less than a year)RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Great experience, very professional work environment. Getting to write my own articles that were published on the CFR blog was both a great learning experience, and very useful as a source for published writing samples in applying for later jobs.
The unpaid internship racket, especially in a pricey city like New York, is never fun. The work was substantive, and deserved at least a stipend.
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I had a great internship experience overall. The only advice would be, if there is any way to have a stipend, that would be very helpful.
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Council on Foreign Relations (New York, NY).
The process started with a couple of skype interviews (with HR, the person currently in the position, and the hiring supervisor), followed by a test of basic skills (editing, writing, drawing up a budget) and a test of translation ability. Finally, there were in-person interviews with the hiring supervisor, an administrator and other people in the department.
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The Council on Foreign Relations was established in 1921, with support from the Rockefeller family, to provide a forum for government officials, corporate executives, journalists, students, and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and the related impact on American foreign policy. The council publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Former president Leslie H. Gelb, once a columnist and editor at The New York Times, retired in 2003 after 10 years in the post, and was...