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.


We care about your health and well-being. The health benefits available to you represent a significant component of your compensation package, and they provide important protection to keep you and your family in good health. Our comprehensive package includes medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.

Transit benefits

We offer a transit reimbursement, as well as a pre-tax parking option.


Generous contributions designed to help you reach your financial goals.

Well being + development

We offer networking sessions, employee social events, as well as professional development opportunities. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help guide our employees through difficult situations.

Flexible time off

We offer vacation days, paid federal holidays, winter break, paid bonding leave, and sick days because we know there is more to life outside of work.

Additional perks

Healthy Paws pet insurance, legal + ID insurance, and an on-site gym facility!

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!

Staff Oct 15, 2021

Assistant Director, Data and Systems Specialist, Engagement

Staff Oct 15, 2021

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Staff Oct 15, 2021

Associate Director, Development Operations

Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Staff Oct 15, 2021

Director of Corporate Partner Engagement, Development

Staff Oct 5, 2021

Office Coordinator

Fellowship Sep 28, 2021

Nonresident Fellow/Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Transatlantic Security Initiative

Staff Sep 23, 2021

Associate Director, Training and Capacity Building

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff Sep 21, 2021

Research Assistant, China (Contract)

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff Sep 21, 2021

Program Assistant, Development

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff Sep 18, 2021

Program Assistant (Global Energy Forum), Global Energy Center

Global Energy Center Global Energy Forum

Staff Aug 20, 2021

Assistant Director, Millennium Leadership Program

Millennium Leadership Program

Staff Aug 11, 2021

Research Associate, Africa Center

Africa Center

Staff Aug 6, 2021

Communications Coordinator, Europe Center

Europe Center

Staff Aug 2, 2021

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

Global Energy Center

Staff Jul 19, 2021

Assistant/Associate Director, Events

Staff Jul 16, 2021

Program Assistant/Assistant Director, Europe Center

Europe Center

Staff Jun 24, 2021

Associate Director/Assistant Director, GeoTech Center

GeoTech Center

Staff Jun 18, 2021

Deputy Director and Coordinator, China Global Hub

Fellowship Jun 9, 2021

US-Turkey Congressional-Parliamentary Fellowship

Atlantic Council in Turkey Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia Migration

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