The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic and entrepreneurial individual for a full-time Program Assistant position to serve in its Global Energy Center.

Reporting to the Center’s Distinguished Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Climate Policy, the Program Assistant’s main responsibility will include program support for the Center’s Transatlantic Climate Policy Project: including research, administrative, and logistical assistance to support the Project’s regular events and ambitious programming agenda. Additionally, the Program Assistant will prove administrative support for the Project’s Distinguished Senior Fellow. Where available, the Program Assistant will also support the Global Energy Center’s broader programming and events.

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, superb communication skills, and enjoy the complexity of helping to build a rapidly growing program. The candidate should have a background in energy and environmental studies, political science, international relations, economics, history, area studies, or a related field. Interest and/or experience in the European Union and transatlantic relations will also be given special consideration. The position requires excellent administrative and communication skills, superior writing ability, extraordinary attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to make sound judgments, assume responsibility and work independently in a fast-paced Center with tight deadlines and competing priorities.

The successful candidate for this position will be committed to the Atlantic Council’s core mission to renew the Atlantic community for global challenges and Global Energy Center’s commitment to help the United States and its partners take the lead in navigating the challenges of the changing global energy landscape. This position will be located in Washington, DC. The Atlantic Council seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds and offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

Job responsibilities

Transatlantic Climate Policy Project

  • Administrative support for the organization and execution of Global Energy Center events and programming, specifically those related to the Global Energy Center’s Transatlantic Policy Climate Project; liaise with the office of external relations and other relevant programs at the Atlantic Council; coordinate travel arrangements as needed; draft agendas and speaker invitations; manage key outreach lists; and help to prepare briefing material for guests coming to Washington and for Global Energy Center trips abroad.
  • Under the auspices of the Transatlantic Climate Policy Project, conduct research as needed to support ongoing and new projects and activities, including briefings on current events, key stakeholders, and emerging issues.
  • As needed, manage and update the Transatlantic Climate Policy Project’s website.
  • Staff the Center’s Distinguished Senior Fellow, including schedule management, coordinating travel arrangements as needed, preparing briefing materials and miscellaneous administrative support as needed.

General Support

  • As needed, provide administrative support for the organization and execution of Global Energy Center events and programming


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, in energy and environmental studies, political science, international relations, economics, history, area studies, or other relevant fields.
  • Superb organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to work well in a team and to communicate effectively with others ranging from interns to government and business leaders in the United States and abroad.
  • Interest in geopolitics, energy policy, energy security, and climate policy.
  • Experience in organizing and staging events is highly desired.
  • Exceptional English language writing skills and analytical ability. Foreign language proficiency preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; photo-editing, web-editing, and social media skills are highly desired.

The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.