Research Associate, Women and Foreign Policy

18 Jan, 2023


Research Associate, Women and Foreign Policy

Council on Foreign Relations
Washington, D.C.


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’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.


As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the senior fellow for women and foreign policy.

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, web interactives, and other publications.
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling and calendar management, and responding to media and information requests.
  • Conducting literature reviews based on specific areas of research focus.
  • 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.
  • Tracking news and data sources on women’s issues and international economic issues.
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written materials.
  • Assisting in managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements and grant information, drafting grant reports and requests, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement.
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, etc., as needed.
  • Providing support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request.


  • Degree in international relations, political science, or related social sciences field with high academic achievement. Experience on women’s issues, political participation and leadership, development, or international economics preferred.
  • 1+ year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred.
  • Outstanding research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with high attention to detail and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and internet research.

About CFR

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,


The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.


The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

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Job posted: 2023-01-18