Job Location: Remote
Employment Type: Part-time
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level
Job Category: Fellowship


The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative seeks talented and motivated individuals as part of an open call for two (2) part-time Nonresident Fellows in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative (CSI). CSI is seeking candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and interests in order to showcase new perspectives to our growing work. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in cybersecurity and information technology are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will be engaged in developing research and analysis rooted in real-world policymaking challenges infused with technical understanding. The candidate will collaborate with the team on select Initiative programming and research such as countering the proliferation of offensive cyber capabilities, the geopolitics of internet infrastructure, international offensive cyber exchanges and much more. This candidate will develop publications and complex analytical research for the Cyber Statecraft Initiative.

Candidates will be asked to explain the cyber challenge they’ve identified and how they propose to develop a short publication to guide action from the policy and/or practitioner community to address this challenge. For those that opt-in, finalist candidate ideas, as judged by the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, will be featured and credited through CSI’s Twitter feed. Applicants’ application materials will be reviewed by full-time staff of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, as well as members of CSI’s fellows network. Based on this review, 5 candidates will be selected for interviews with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. The top 2 applicants will be awarded a year-long, part-time, nonresident fellowship and an honorarium to develop the idea, author an issue brief, and organize a convening around the results.

Fellowship responsibilities

  • Identify a cyber challenge and develop a short publication to guide action from the policy community or policy in coordination with industry;
  • Contribute to CSI’s programming, events, publications and scenarios;


  • Demonstrated interest and expertise in the intersection of cybersecurity and geopolitics;
  • Availability to attend and speak at events and contribute to policy discussion and building a network;
  • Excellent writing and briefing skills;
  • A collegial attitude and proven ability to work well with others, communicate effectively with anyone from senior government officials to interns, and accept constructive feedback on written work


November 2021– Application Opens

Mid-December, 2021 – Application closes

Mid-December 2021 – Mid-January 2022 – Applications Reviewed

Late January 2022 – Fellows Selected

February 2022 – Fellows Confirmed

The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, works at the nexus of geopolitics and cybersecurity to craft strategies to help shape the conduct of statecraft and to better inform and secure users of technology.

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