Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Position Type: Internship
Education Level: At least a junior in undergrad
Job Category: Millennium Leadership Program


The Atlantic Council seeks a thinker, writer, and researcher to assist the small team working for the Millennium Leadership Program, the Atlantic Council’s flagship leadership accelerator. The position will expose the candidate to extremely high-achieving leaders through administrative, logistic, and content support roles.

The successful candidates will have a passion for supporting the next generation of global leaders, an entrepreneurial ethos and a collegial spirit while also being an effective communicator and enjoying the fast pace of learning and growing in an organization.  Demonstrated interest in international affairs, through classwork and event experience is preferred.

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 a successful candidate has been selected.

The position is paid, commensurate with experience. During the internship, candidates will 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. 


  • Assistance with event planning, including preparing invitation lists, planning production elements, etc.
  • Support the deployment of MLP’s major fundraising efforts drafting proposals, concept notes and associated collateral.
  • Management of the program contacts and knowledge.
  • Participation in preparing high-level correspondence, for example to international members of government and C-suite executives.
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Have excellent English-language communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Administrative work including copying, mailing, maintaining contact lists.
  • Maintaining RSVP lists, agendas and participant lists.


  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a graduate student or a recent graduate.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Demonstrated superior writing skills, and exceptional research abilities.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of and interest in wide range of international issues and trends.
  • High degree of personal motivation, self-management and detail-orientation.
  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior officials.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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.