About the Atlantic Council

Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan organization that galvanizes US leadership and engagement in the world, in partnership with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global challenges. We are headquartered in Washington, DC.

We are a global community committed to ideas, impact, and influence. Success requires the hard work of building consensus. It also means sustaining public support and preparing a new generation of leaders to build a better global future. If you share a commitment to our mission, join us!

Ways to work with us

The Council is as good as its people.

Executing our strategy is only possible through a relentless focus on talent recruitment and development of intellectual entrepreneurs to ensure that we are a relevant, resourceful, nimble, ambitious, and effective organization.

The Council has a diverse, multi-lingual, and international workforce, but we are united by our aspiration to represent these attributes.

In our pursuit of excellence, we recruit those candidates who embody these characteristics.

The Atlantic Council is committed to recruit, train, and retain a diverse team; foster and celebrate our diversity; and, to ensure that our publications and convenings are inclusive. Read the Atlantic Council’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Benefits

To produce quality work and to successfully achieve our mission, we recognize the need for our staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a work/life balance. Our comprehensive benefits package helps to keep costs low for our staff and their families.

Atlantic Council staff
  • Competitive health, dental, vision, life and retirement plans
  • Paid parental leave
  • Parking and transit benefits
  • Legal and ID theft protection
  • Pet insurance
  • Regularly scheduled social events
  • In-house fitness facility
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday leave policies
  • A pay for performance culture
  • Discount programs

Explore our programs

Current openings

If you share a commitment to our mission, please apply by clicking on the openings below. Press the ‘Apply Now’ button on the job description page and you will be taken to our application portal.

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Mon, Sep 13, 2021

Program Assistant, Economic Statecraft

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented organizer, thinker, designer, and communicator for a full-time Program Assistant position to serve in its GeoEconomics Center

GeoTech Center

Fri, Aug 20, 2021

Assistant Director, Millennium Leadership Program

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks a positive, entrepreneurial, and execution-oriented individual with strong operational and program management skills to join our team and scale the Millennium Leadership Program

Millennium Leadership Program

Tue, Aug 17, 2021

Deputy Director of Partnership Engagement

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks an entrepreneurial, dynamic, self-starting, and solutions-oriented individual to serve as Deputy Director of Partnership Engagement.

Mon, Aug 16, 2021

Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships and Impact

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks an organized, collegial, and motivated Executive Assistant to assist the Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships and Impact (SVP), by streamlining day-to-day operations, tracking priorities, and coordinating efforts toward major annual and strategic goals.

Fri, Aug 13, 2021

Audiovisual Technician (contractor), Engagement

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks an experienced and talented Audiovisual Technician to support the broadcast-quality productions of three new event studios.

Wed, Aug 11, 2021

Research Associate, Africa Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks an engaging and experienced individual with proven writing, editing, research, and organizational skills to serve as Research Associate within the Africa Center.

Africa Center

Fri, Aug 6, 2021

Communications Coordinator, Europe Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center seek a motivated, talented, and creative communications professional who is eager to develop strong social media campaigns and product promotion strategies surrounding some of today’s most critical transatlantic policy issues.

Europe Center

Fri, Aug 6, 2021

Project Assistant, Democratic Order, Global Strategy Initiative

Staff

The Atlantic Council is seeking a highly motivated college graduate to assist with activities relating to the Democratic Order Initiative, a project of the Global Strategy Initiative within the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Global Strategy Initiative Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Scowcroft Strategy Initiative

Mon, Aug 2, 2021

Program Assistant (Transatlantic Climate Policy Project), Global Energy Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic and entrepreneurial individual for a full-time Program Assistant position to serve in its Global Energy Center.

Global Energy Center

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Project Assistant, Business Development

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks an inquisitive, nonprofit development professional to help drive the business development work of an expanding fundraising operation supporting global policy programs.

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Project Assistant, Africa Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented and entrepreneurial project assistant to assist in implementing a growing array of projects and initiatives related to Africa within a dynamic and fast-paced center at the Council

Africa Center

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Program Assistant, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, motivated, and creative individual for a fast-paced position as a Program Assistant in its Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Associate Director, Africa Center

Staff

The Africa Center of the Atlantic Council of the United States seeks an entrepreneurial and talented Associate Director.

Africa Center

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Assistant/Associate Director, Events

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, driven, and entrepreneurial individual to support the planning and production of live events in a professional broadcast-quality event studio as well as private convenings with diplomats, senior officials, and global leaders. The ideal candidate will have experience producing in-person, hybrid, and virtual events.

Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Research Assistant, Europe Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks an engaging and experienced individual with proven writing, editing, research, and organizational skills to serve as Research Assistant housed within the Europe Center. This candidate will work with Senior Fellow Ben Judah on anti-corruption, anti-offshore, anti-tax evasion and anti-money laundering initiatives and their international dimensions, with a particular focus on the EU and the UK, as well as on other programming related to the Europe Center’s activities on a case-by-case basis.

Europe Center

Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Assistant Director/Program Assistant, Europe Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center seeks a talented, dynamic individual to serve as Program Assistant or Assistant Director, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is full-time and includes benefits. The assistant director/program assistant supports the Center’s overall work, including public and private events in Washington, DC, and abroad, congressional outreach, research projects, business development efforts, and communications strategy.

Europe Center

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Deputy Director, Development Operations

Office of External Relations

We are seeking a Deputy Director of Development Operations. The successful candidate will be curious, driven, organized and a firm believer in the importance of quality data and systems management.

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Project Assistant, Digital and Communications Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Staff

The Adrienne Arsht, Latin America Center, broadens understanding of regional transformations through high-impact work that shapes the conversation among policymakers, the business community, and civil society. The Center focuses on Latin America’s strategic role in a global context with a priority on pressing political, economic, and social issues that will define the region’s trajectory now and in the years ahead

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Associate Director/Assistant Director, GeoTech Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks a bright, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as Associate Director/Assistant in its GeoTech Center to support the efforts of the new Center, focused on championing positive paths forward that nations, economies, and societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, increase prosperity, and secure peace.

GeoTech Center

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Deputy Director and Coordinator, China Global Hub

Staff

The Atlantic Council’s China Global Hub is seeking a Deputy Director to manage its daily operations and help the Council achieve its ambitious strategic objectives regarding galvanizing allies and partners to meet the wide array of challenges posed by the rise of China.

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

US-Turkey Congressional-Parliamentary Fellowship

Fellowship

The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship is a non-partisan, non-residential fellowship program that connects staff members from the US House and Senate with Atlantic Council senior fellows and other leading experts.

Atlantic Council in Turkey Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia Migration
DFRLab lanyards

Tue, May 11, 2021

Associate Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff

The Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) is seeking to hire a full-time associate editor to coordinate our daily editing and publishing activities.

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Tue, May 4, 2021

Deputy Director, Board Relations and Strategic Planning

Office of External Relations

The Atlantic Council seeks an entrepreneurial, dynamic, self-starting, and solutions-oriented individual to serve as deputy director of board relations and strategic planning.

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Senior Fellow, New American Engagement Initiative

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks a dynamic, non-mainstream intellectual entrepreneur to staff and build the New American Engagement Initiative (NAEI), an exciting new effort to challenge conventional foreign policy thinking, question tired assumptions in particular regarding military engagement, and help US government policy-makers to manage risks in decision-making and resource allocation in a manner that fits the times and is at the same time thoughtful and provocative.

New American Engagement Initiative Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Research Assistant, Executive Office

Executive Office

The Atlantic Council seeks a curious, engaging, internationally experienced self-starter with proven reporting, writing, editing, research, organizational, and social media skills to serve as Research Assistant to our President and CEO.

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Visiting Senior Fellow, Encrypted Messaging Platforms, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Fellowship

The Atlantic Council’s DFRLab seeks a visiting fellow to will lead a research project on encrypted peer-to-peer (P2P) and centralized messaging platforms in the United States.

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Assistant/Associate Director for Digital Communications and Community Engagement

Staff

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center seeks a motivated, talented, and creative communications professional who is eager to help our work products reach a broader audience and creatively engage a diverse network of stakeholders.

Global Energy Center

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.

The Atlantic Council is not a think tank. It is a start up of people that are ready and hungry to make sure we are designing for impact.

Geysha, Former Deputy Director