The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking applicants for its 2023–24 International Affairs Fellowship programs. The programs offer unique opportunities for U.S. citizens who are mid-career professionals and have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy to gain experience in a new environment in Canada, Indonesia, Japan, or the United States, or at an international organization. Selected fellows broaden their perspective on foreign affairs either by working in a policymaking setting or conducting research in an academic environment.
CFR is recruiting for the following 2023-24 fellowships:
The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF), provides academics and individuals from the private sector the opportunity to spend a year in a policymaking position gaining practical experience and it enables rising stars in government to spend a year in a scholarly setting researching and writing.
The International Affairs Fellowship in Canada, sponsored by Power Corporation of Canada, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program enables one to two mid-career professionals each year to spend six to twelve months at a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada.
The International Affairs Fellowship in Indonesia, sponsored by Yayasan Pusat Kajian Hubungan Internasional (Center of International Relation Studies Foundation), seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in Indonesia and the United States. The program is intended for mid-career U.S. professionals who have had little or no prior experience in Indonesia. Selected fellows will have the opportunity to spend three to twelve months conducting research in Indonesia. Through this experience, fellows will gain insight on Indonesia and the challenges and opportunities it faces.
The International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program enables mid-career professionals and scholars the opportunity to carry out research at host institutions in Japan and to establish long-term professional and personal ties through their activities. The program is for academics and professionals with little prior experience in Japan.
Interested candidates should visit www.cfr.org/fellowships.
The application deadline for all four IAF programs is October 31, 2022.