The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a fellow or senior fellow for
Women and Foreign Policy. The status of women and girls around the
world has significant consequences for economic prosperity,
political stability, human rights, democracy, and other vital U.S.
foreign policy objectives. The selected candidate will be expected
to conduct original research and writing on these major issues.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to
shape the national conversation on U.S. policy involving women
around the world. The position will be assigned at either the
fellow or senior fellow level, depending on the selected
applicant’s credentials and accomplishments. This position can be
based in either New York or Washington, DC.
The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are
not limited to):
- Writing books, articles, and op-eds.
- Organizing and leading roundtables, study groups, and workshops
at CFR on issues affecting women and gender equality, and
identifying possible policy responses.
- Interacting with CFR’s distinguished membership and
participating in CFR programs and activities.
- Meeting with administration officials, members of Congress,
their staffs, and other relevant groups to brief them on research
findings and recommendations.
- Educating a broader public audience through media interviews
and public speaking.
- Developing fundraising proposals for the program in
collaboration with senior staff.
- PhD in a relevant field, or equivalent experience in
government, journalism, or business.
- Demonstrated expertise on women and foreign policy.
- An established publication record on relevant issues.
- Strong research, writing, and speaking skills.
- Experience mentoring junior staff 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 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, CFR.org.
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
The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity
employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse