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.


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 Apr 29, 2022

Program Assistant, Forward Defense

Forward Defense Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Staff Apr 22, 2022

Associate Director, Millennium Leadership Program

Millennium Leadership Program

Staff Apr 20, 2022

Assistant/Associate Director, Events

Staff Apr 18, 2022

Associate Director, Global Energy Center

Global Energy Center

Staff Apr 12, 2022

Director, Finance & Operations, Adrienne Arsht- Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Staff Apr 12, 2022

Assistant Director, Global China Hub

Global China Hub

Staff Apr 6, 2022

Deputy Director, Freedom & Prosperity Center

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Staff Apr 4, 2022

Associate Director, Freedom & Prosperity Center

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Staff Mar 31, 2022

Research Associate, Security, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff Mar 31, 2022

Social Media Editor

Staff Mar 18, 2022

Director, Economic Statecraft Initiative

Economic Statecraft Initiative GeoEconomics Center

Staff Mar 18, 2022

Director, Signature Events and Sponsorships

Staff Mar 16, 2022

Senior Director, Philanthropic Partnerships

Staff Mar 15, 2022

Project Assistant, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Staff Feb 28, 2022

Associate Director, Development and Sponsorships

Staff Feb 17, 2022

Associate Director, Foundation Partnerships, Development

Staff Jan 20, 2022

Social Media Specialist, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Staff Jan 19, 2022

Managing Editor, Global Energy Center

Global Energy Center

Staff Jan 18, 2022

Deputy Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Staff Jan 14, 2022

Graphic Designer

Staff Dec 23, 2021

Associate Director, Asia Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Staff Nov 3, 2021


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