Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Position Type: Internship
Education Level: At least a junior in undergrad
Job Category: Global Business & Economics


Our interns are an integral part of the Global Business & Economics Program and actively engage with events, publications, development and strategy. This position will expose the successful candidate to all elements of event-planning, research for publications and articles, and day-to-day administrative tasks including the co-management of the program’s twitter account. Under the supervision of a team member, the candidate will spearhead one of the program’s (bi-) weekly products, either the weekly newsletter on trade, or the bi-weekly infographic on economic sanctions/global economics.

The successful candidate will have a passion for the work, an entrepreneurial ethos, and a collegial spirit while also being an effective communicator who adheres to deadlines and enjoys the fast pace of learning and growing in an organization. Demonstrated interest in international affairs and economics through classwork and/or experience is preferred.

Spring Internships will begin on the following dates:

  • January 13th, 2020
  • January 21st, 2020

The deadline to apply is November 30, 2019, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until a successful candidate has been selected.

The positions are unpaid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. A monthly metro reimbursement is offered, along with Workshops, briefings with fellows, as well as other senior-level staff. 


  • Conduct research to support the activities and projects of the program staff      
  • Produce a weekly global business and economics news brief
  • Produce a bi-weekly Econongraphic, explaining a complex economic phenomenon to a wider audience.
  • Manage program contacts, program metrics, and website content; twitter.           
  • Draft correspondence and manage logistics for program events and activities.      
  • Take notes and write briefings on events/hearings attended.
  • Help draft and edit policy briefs and reports.


  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a graduate student or a recent graduate, preferably majoring in Economics. 
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) scale, or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Applicants must be able to work full-time (40 hrs/week)
  • Must demonstrate proven interest in international affairs and international economics, trade, or business.
  • 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.