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


Atlantic Council staff

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.

  • 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

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.

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, Deputy Director

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Current openings

If you share a commitment to our mission, please apply by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the job description page and you will be taken to our application portal where you will be able to submit your application materials.

Join our mission of “shaping the global future together” with an internship!

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Program Assistant, GeoTech Center


Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DCPosition Type: Full-TimeJob Category: GeoTech Center Description The Atlantic Council seeks a bright, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as Program Assistant in its GeoTech Center. The Program Assistant supports the efforts of the new Center, focused on championing positive paths forward that nations, economies, and […]

GeoTech Center

Tue, Nov 3, 2020

Program Assistant, GeoEconomics Center


Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DCPosition Type: Full-TimeJob Category: GeoEconomics Center Description The Atlantic Council seeks a talented organizer, thinker, designer, and communicator for a full-time Program Assistant position to serve in its GeoEconomics Center.  The Program Assistant will work alongside a small team developing and managing the broad mission and work streams of the Center. […]

GeoEconomics Center

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Resident Fellow, Digital Policy, Digital Forensic Research Lab


The DFRLab is at the forefront of open source research with a focus on governance, security, technology, media, and where each intersect. Join our fast-paced and truly global team as we work to further the DFRLab’s mission

Digital Forensic Research Lab Digital Policy Disinformation

Wed, May 13, 2020

Associate Director, Event Producer

Office of External Relations

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic and entrepreneurial individual to support the planning and production of live events. The ideal candidate will have experience producing in-person and virtual events with high-level speakers and constituencies.

Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Research Assistant for West Africa, Digital Forensic Research Lab


The DFRLab is at the forefront of open-source research with a focus on governance, security, technology, media, and where each intersect. This role will lead a key expansion of DFRLab’s work focused on disinformation in West Africa.

Conflict Digital Forensic Research Lab Disinformation North & West Africa

The Atlantic Council is an equal opportunity employer

Please note: Atlantic Council is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We provide equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.