Are you a college student interested in learning more about the foreign policy field? Do you know someone who is? If so, consider applying to the Franklin Williams internship at CFR. CFR seeks talented and motivated students focusing on international relations, political science, or a related field, with strong research, writing, and editing skills as well as some previous administrative experience. In both Washington and New York CFR seeks interns who can commit sixteen hours per week to the internship. There are openings both in New York and Washington, D.C. You can view the internship posting in its entirety at CFR’s career opportunities page.
What kind of work is involved? The intern will be involved with tasks such as program coordination, substantive and business writing, research, and budget management. In addition, the intern will be encouraged to attend the CFR’s extensive meetings programs and participate in informal training designed to enhance management and leadership skills. CFR interns learn about U.S. foreign policy and global affairs. They gain an understanding of how a think tank operates and what it accomplishes. In addition, internships are a valuable way for students to test out the foreign policy field and decide if it suits their interests.
The Franklin Williams Internship, named after the late Ambassador Franklin H. Williams, has been established for undergraduate and graduate students who have a serious interest in international relations. The internship is designed to develop the intern’s knowledge and leadership abilities as a foundation for future work in the foreign policy arena. Ambassador Williams had a long career of public service, including serving as the former U.S. ambassador to Ghana, as well as the former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, one of the country’s historical African American colleges. He was also a director of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he made special efforts to encourage the nomination of African Americans to membership.
To apply, please e-mail your application, consisting of a resume and cover letter, directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Germany, Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini, 1948, 73 mins), NOON, 238 HRCB; the gut-wrenching story of a twelve-year-old boy’s survival in the ruins of post-war Berlin features documentary footage of Germans standing in food lines, foraging for coal, and occupying bombed-out apartments. Rossellini selected actors from the streets, presented the plot, and allowed them to create their own scripts; see flyer
Guest speaker: Florian Solzbacher, president and CEO, Blackrock Mircosystems, 11:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M., nonrefundable $12 for WTA of Utah Members or $15 nonmembers, RSVP required by Monday, 28 July
Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1948, 89 mins), NOON, 238 HRCB; a poor man requires a bicycle in order to get a job. His bicycle is stolen by a band of street urchins, which leads to adventure and desperation on the streets of a Roman suburb. The most well-known neorealist film of all time, Bicycle Thieves made this gritty style of film-making mainstream; see flyer
Barfi! (Hindi): Wednesday, 30 July, 5:00 P.M.; Friday, 1 August, 7:45 P.M.; Saturday, 2 August, 5:45 P.M., see flyer
The Tree of Life (English), Wednesday, 30 July, 8:00 P.M.; Friday, 1 August, 5:00 P.M.; Saturday, 2 August, 3:00 and 8:45 P.M., see flyer
Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950, 206 mins), NOON, 257 HRCB; a desperate World War II refugee from northern Europe marries an Italian fisherman to escape a prisoner of war camp. Alienation and frustration ensue as the educated and high-class heroine, played by Ingrid Bergman, suffers an existential crisis. Set against the alien and rugged terrain of the volcanic island Stromboli, the film captures the daily life of local fishermen and an actual volcanic eruption; see flyer
Miracle in Milan (Vittorio de Sica, 1951, 96 mins), NOON, 257 HRCB; this is a fairy-tale story of a magical young man and his spiritual connections that help him and his community out of poverty and into heaven. The Franciscan-like tale ends with a magical scene of the vagabonds of Milan flying to heaven over the Gothic cathedral, due to their innocence, optimism and gratitude for the simple life; see flyer