Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Entry
Job Category: Staff


The Program Assistant will contribute to the work of the Center by supporting program staff across research, logistics, communications, and events. The Program Assistant will work on projects as requested by Center Leadership. The Program Assistant will collaborate closely with junior staff at the Program Assistant and Assistant/Associate Director levels.

Job Responsibilities

  • Organize, support, and execute events and conferences, including public and private forums, roundtables, strategy sessions, and briefings both domestic and abroad.
  • Take notes at events for internal and external distribution.
  • Conduct in-depth research on political, economic, and social impacts from emerging technologies.
  • Contribute to research for and editing of reports, papers, and memos.
  • Write analytical pieces for publication on Atlantic Council blogs.
  • Manage individual projects on a case-by-case basis.
  • Communicate with stakeholders.
  • Assist with routine web site updates, including online report launches.
  • Communicate and collaborate with media and digital teams across the Atlantic Council.
  • Assist with social media, both to promote events and publications and to assist with timely, topical posts by staff members.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, technology policy, or a related field; or in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field with a demonstrated interest in politics and policy. Master’s degree or dual degrees are a plus.
  • One or more years of relevant work experience (including internships) in international public policy, experience in policy issues associated with emerging technologies preferred.
  • Must be able to work full-time (40 hours/week).
  • Must demonstrate passion for our work (in your cover letter, please describe your interest).
  • Proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with both junior-level and senior-level colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, and communicate successfully with internal stakeholders,
  • Must demonstrate aptitude for event planning, research, writing, and social media.
  • Must be entrepreneurial and excited to work in a dynamic team, fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with any of the following platforms is a plus: Salesforce, WordPress, Adobe, Microsoft Excel, Twitter, LinkedIn, and design or graphic editing software.
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