Job opportunity at CFR

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
by dsuchens

CFR is hiring a research associate focusing on China and cybersecurity. We’d appreciate it if you could share it with your students. The posting can be found here:



Research Associate, Asia Studies

Location: New YorkSalary Rate: Based upon education and experienceType: Full TimeDepartment: David Rockefeller Studies Program

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

The Research Associate will work under the direction of Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching specific areas as requested by the fellow. Tracking both English and Chinese language news and data sources on technology, innovation, and cybersecurity.
  • Handling writing assignments, including research findings summaries and business writing. 
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including answering telephones, handling correspondence, and responding to media requests.
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, scheduling, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Managing program finances, 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.
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request.


  • BA degree in International Relations or a related field, with high academic credentials and a concentration on Chinese studies. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Advanced Mandarin Chinese language skills are required, with the ability to conduct research with Chinese language materials. Familiarity with the Chinese internet, bulletin boards, and social networking sites a plus.
  • One year of related administrative and/or internship experience
  • Strong research, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook, including advanced functions such as mail merge
  • 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 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.

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


Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
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