The Columbia University Journal of International Affairs, established in 1947, is the School of International and Public Affairs' flagship academic publication. Our Editorial Board is entirely student run and we produce and publish two single-theme issues every year. Past issues have featured Nobel Prize laureates, heads of state, leading minds, and innovative thinkers in the fields of international affairs and policy. Our Fall 2019 issue will cover Climate Disruption

Application Process

Applications for spring 2020 staff positions are currently open. We are looking to hire Editorial Assistants for Digital and Print. The application deadline is Friday, 31 January at 11:59 p.m. EST. For prospective applicants, please email a Résumé and Personal Statement of Interest (no more than 500 words) to with the subject line "JIA Application_First Name_Last Name".

Please also feel free to email the Board with any questions at

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Minimum requirements

  • Current student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (for Executive Board positions)

  • Dedicate at least five hours to the Journal every week, with longer hours the closer we get to publication

  • Available to attend mandatory Board meetings 


We are currently hiring

  • Assistant Editors

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Assistant Editors 

You will work with the Journal’s Print and Digital teams to solicit articles from distinguished scholars, academics, and policy practitioners. Assistant Editors will also edit, proofread, and evaluate submissions. This position requires regular communication with the Print staff, and dedicating at least 5 hours per week. The time commitment increases as our Print Issues are closer to publication. 

Prior writing or editing experience is desired for this position.