Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Position Type: Internship
Education Level: Minimum third-year student in an undergraduate program
Job Category: Eurasia Center


Our interns are a key part of our team. With a small team of seven, our projects are all-hands-on-deck and interns actively engage with events, publications, and strategies. This position will expose the candidate to logistical elements of event planning, the writing process for publications and articles, and the creation of strategic initiatives within a think tank.

The Eurasia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work related to issues in Ukraine, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Our blog, UkraineAlert, is an integral part of the Center and one of the most well-respected English-language sources for news on Ukraine in the United States. Interns provide important logistical support to the Eurasia Center, are encouraged to participate in events hosted by the entire Atlantic Council, and will have the opportunity to conduct limited research.

A successful candidate will first and foremost share an interest in the region we cover, a self-driven motivation for work, and experience with, or interest in, events planning. We also expect all of our team members to be effective communicators, have a growth-oriented mindset, and be comfortable working closely with team members.

Summer Internships will begin on the following dates:

  • June 1st, 2020
  • June 8th, 2020

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2020, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until successful candidates have been selected.

The positions are unpaid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. We provide a monthly metro reimbursement, along with workshops and briefings with fellows and other senior-level staff. 


  • Support events planning, coordination, and execution 
  • Manage program contacts and metrics
  • Draft correspondence to high-level policymakers and experts
  • Take notes and compose backgrounders for Atlantic Council events, external events, and strategy sessions
  • Other opportunities include
    • Draft memos and backgrounders for Atlantic Council leadership
    • Conduct research in support of the director’s, deputy director’s, and fellows’ work
    • Write analytical pieces for publication in the UkraineAlert and New Atlanticist blogs
  • Please note that, while there will be some research opportunities, this is not a research internship


  • Must be at least a third-year student in good standing, a graduate student, or a recent graduate
  • Must have a demonstrable interest in international affairs with an emphasis on politics, economics, energy, or the Eurasia region
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) scale, or equivalent
  • An ability to work full-time (40 hrs/week) is strongly preferred
  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills
  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures

International applications are welcome, but candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. The Atlantic Council does not facilitate visas for internship applicants but can assist in having a third party sponsor a visa. Internship applicants are responsible for any costs associated with the visa sponsorship.