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


The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges and opportunities facing the United States and the world.  The Center honors General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy of service and embodies his ethos of nonpartisan commitment to the cause of security, support for U.S. leadership in cooperation with allies and partners, and dedication to the mentorship of the next generation of leaders.

The Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, serves to directly advance the Scowcroft Center’s core mission by developing sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world. Its competencies in long-range foresight and strategy development are vital assets to government and business leaders as they navigate a complex and unpredictable world. Through its work, the initiative strives to revitalize, adapt, and defend a rules-based international system in order to foster peace, prosperity, and freedom for decades to come.

Project assistants play a vital role in helping to execute the initiative’s programming. Project assistants will support the initiative across its practice areas of strategy, foresight, and democratic order. This is a temporary, full-time position, with the possibility of transferring to permanent employment.

Job Responsibilities

The Project Assistant will be specifically responsible for:

  • Conduct research to support the activities of the Director and program staff.
  • Provide logistical support in organizing and executing convenings.
  • Draft correspondence and take notes at convenings for program archives.
  • Support the SSI team with external communications.
  • Provide support for SSI team administrative operations.


  • Must hold a bachelors degree, preferably in Political Science, International Relations, History, or a related degree.
  • Applicants must be able to work up to 40 hours per week.
  • Must demonstrate proven interest and practical experience in international affairs and security, with knowledge of strategy development, long-range foresight analyses, and/or democratic alliances and partnerships a plus.
  • Must work well with others in a fluid environment and interact professionally with senior figures.
  • Past communications, business development, or brand development experience is a plus.
  • Past experience in developing budgets and tracking expenses is a plus.

Scowcroft Strategy Initiative

The Scowcroft Strategy Initiative works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to tackle security challenges.

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