Enabling the next generation of policymakers is the primary mission of the Millennium Leadership Program. Through the generous support of the Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation, we are proud to offer a paid ($9,000) 15-week internship position for a rising college-junior or above to embed in the program and gain first-hand exposure to our various initiatives and projects.

The Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation supports qualified candidates with a demonstrated financial need who are unable to afford a fulltime unpaid internship.

In order to qualify for this position, candidates must complete:

- The Atlantic Council internship application materials available on our website.
- The Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation application. This form must be submitted to directly the foundation via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Only candidates who submit both applications and are approved by both organizations will receive interviews.

Internships can be the key to success for today's college students. With the high cost of tuition, the limited job market, and the need for more experienced graduates, the chances of any student finding a job after graduation are much improved if that student has had the opportunity to participate in internship programs. Many non-profits and small businesses do not have the ability to offer paid internships and many students need to maintain paying jobs to continue their college education.

The Jeffrey A. McLean foundation works to bridge that gap — providing talented interns for small businesses and non-profit organizations while ensuring the necessary income for students seeking to advance their careers. Students that have participated in internship programs receive a variety of benefits. Experience in their field, networking opportunities and references from employers who have seen them in action. In many cases their first job offer comes from the organization that gave them an internship. The Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 tax- exempt organization and donations are tax deductible.