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


The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, motivated, and organized individual for a position as a Project Assistant in its Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. The selected candidate will be deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of and provide support to the Center’s Brazil and global programming, including the planning and production of public/private convenings, monitoring and evaluation, event planning and coordination, and project and time management. In addition, the selected candidate will support the day-to-day administrative needs of the Center and could be involved in the conceptualization and implementation of other projects across the Center.

This position requires a proven ability to communicate effectively in English and Portuguese, superior ability to multitask, excellent administrative skills, strong attention to detail, a collaborative disposition, a positive attitude, and knowledge of diplomatic and governmental protocols. The ideal candidate will possess excellent project and time management, event planning skills, and a strong record of supporting programs and events. The Project Assistant will possess an understanding of political, economic, and social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean and an interest in US foreign policy toward the region, particularly Brazil. This position is for a six-month initial period with the possibility of extension.

This position is based in our Washington DC headquarters on a hybrid schedule. Pay is commensurate with experience, education, and organizational equity, with offers starting at $24.04 per hour.

Job responsibilities

  • Assist with ongoing projects, including planning events; and conducting research, writing, and editing documents, including talking points and activity summaries.
  • Help coordinate onsite, offsite, and virtual events, including coordinating VIP arrivals and departures, guest management, and AV coordination.
  • Draft event material such as speaker invitations, event invitations, and additional writing assignments, as necessary.
  • Provide research, administrative, and logistical assistance to lines of programming within the Center.
  • Help coordinate expert briefings with stakeholders in multilateral organizations, financial institutions, government, and the private sector, in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe.
  • Produce relevant readouts and summaries of meetings both for internal record keeping and external knowledge sharing.
  • Assist the team with special projects, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies, international affairs, public policy, communications, public affairs, or a related field.
  • Approximately 1-2 years relevant work experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of political, economic, and social issues and experience in Latin America; demonstrated knowledge of Brazil’s domestic politics and foreign policy issues is a plus.
  • Superior writing, communication, and analytic skills, in both English and Portuguese. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Proven track record in supporting multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation of program activities.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical, and administrative skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and COVID-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

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 Eligibility to work in the United Stated is confirmed with E-Verify; employment at the Atlantic Council is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).