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.

Insurance

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.

Transportation

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

Retirement

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. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply. We are looking for people who are passionate about what they do and see themselves as making a real difference.

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

Staff Dec 6, 2022

Associate Director for Colombia and Venezuela, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Staff Nov 22, 2022

Associate Director, WIn (Women Innovators) Fellowship, empowerME, Middle East Programs

empowerME Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East programs Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Staff Nov 1, 2022

Project Assistant, GeoEconomics Center

GeoEconomics Center

Staff Oct 28, 2022

Senior Director, Programs and Strategy

Staff Oct 28, 2022

Digital Analytics Specialist

Staff Oct 20, 2022

Assistant/Associate Director, Forward Defense

Forward Defense Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Staff Oct 6, 2022

Project Assistant, Financing and Achieving Cost-Competitive Climate Solutions Project, Global Energy Center

Global Energy Center

Staff Sep 29, 2022

Section Editor

Staff Sep 23, 2022

Deputy Director, Technology Foresight and Resident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center

GeoTech Center

Staff Sep 22, 2022

Assistant Director, Extreme Heat Initiative, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center Resilience & Society

Staff Sep 16, 2022

Assistant Director, Latin America, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff Sep 16, 2022

Project Assistant, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Scowcroft Strategy Initiative

Fellowship Sep 1, 2022

Visiting Senior Fellow, Strategy, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff Aug 30, 2022

Research Assistant, Ukraine and Russia, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff Aug 30, 2022

Assistant Director, Donor Experience and Signature Events

Staff Aug 30, 2022

Assistant Director, Digital Communications, Middle East Programs

Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East programs

Staff Aug 11, 2022

Deputy Director, Global Energy Forum and COP Programming

Global Energy Center

Staff Aug 11, 2022

Deputy Director, Events

Staff Aug 11, 2022

Deputy Director, Africa Center

Africa Center

Staff Aug 10, 2022

Deputy/Associate Director, Operations, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Staff Aug 10, 2022

Director, Indo-Pacific Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Staff Jul 19, 2022

Deputy Director, Israel Project

Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East programs

Staff Jun 17, 2022

Vice President and Senior Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Staff Apr 18, 2022

Associate Director, Global Energy Center

Global Energy Center

Staff Mar 18, 2022

Director, Economic Statecraft Initiative

Economic Statecraft Initiative GeoEconomics 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]. Eligibility to work in the United States is confirmed with E-Verify; employment at the Atlantic Council is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). 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