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.


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.

Are you a college student or recent grad? Join our mission of “shaping the global future together” with an internship!

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Senior Fellow, New American Engagement Initiative


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.

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Executive Assistant to Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Executive Office

The Atlantic Council seeks an organized, collegial, and motivated Executive Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer to join the Office of Finance and Operations team.

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Program Assistant, Israel, Middle East Programs


The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, motivated, and creative program assistant to support the work of one of the Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East Programs’ newest projects.

Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East programs

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Editor, New Atlanticist


The Atlantic Council seeks a motivated, talented, and creative editor to help oversee, define, and expand the Atlantic Council’s flagship newsletter, New Atlanticist, as well as help edit and shape other top editorial initiatives.

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Project Assistant, Asia Security Initiative


The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as a project assistant with the Asia Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Asia Security Initiative Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Visiting Senior Fellow, Digital Anthropology & Messaging Platform Analysis, Digital Forensic Research Lab


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


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

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Macroeconomist, GeoEconomics Center


The Atlantic Council seeks a talented researcher, designer, and communicator for a part-time macroeconomist position to serve in its GeoEconomics Center.

GeoEconomics Center

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Deputy Director, Sales and Partnerships, Development

Office of External Relations

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, strategic thinker and sales professional to successfully drive sponsorship sales for two major awards dinners.

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Director, Warsaw Office, Europe Center


The Atlantic Council is seeking a dynamic intellectual entrepreneur to serve as Director of the Warsaw Office.

Europe Center

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Deputy Director, Strategy and Outreach, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center


The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, entrepreneurial thinker and manager to help shape the work of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC).

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Latin America

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. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. #strongwithallies.

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