19JUN - Summer Intern, Atlantic Council - Deadline: 22JUN



Organization Description

Working Together to Secure the Future. Renewing the Atlantic Community for Global Challenges.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

The Council’s mission has three components: fostering US-European cooperation, tackling global challenges together, and building communities of influence. At the same time, the Council has placed the concept of relevance at the heart of its programming and research. The Council’s model is to recruit intellectual entrepreneurs to lead our work, execute programs aimed at shaping policy, build communities of influence around ideas, aggregate best knowledge, and serve as a home base in Washington for Europeans and global partners.

The Atlantic Council has been ranked #6 "Think Tank to Watch" in the world by the University of Pennsylvania's Global Go To Think Tanks. The Council also appeared in nine other categories in this annual survey of more than 6,600 think tanks around the world, reflecting the increasing quality of our programming and the expansion of our global reach. Our considerable momentum over the past several years has been recognized as the Council went from being first ranked as the #30 top US think tank in 2009, to the #16 US think tank in 2014 and the #18 Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tank in the world.

Location - 1030 15th St NW

Washington, DC 20005

Job Description

The Atlantic Council seeks a multi-lingual thinker, writer and researcher to assist impressive team in working for a published, best-selling author for Summer/Fall2015 on projects of lasting value at Washington’s most dynamic global policy organizations. Exceptional writing skills required, relevant and previous experience in journalism, is a plus.

A successful candidate will have proven writing and research skills, an advanced degree in journalism or related international affairs education and a passion to make a difference every day at a fast-moving organization that is invested in making a significant policy different across a host of issues on an ongoing basis.  The candidate must be entrepreneurial, collegial, results-oriented while also being an effective communicator who thrives in a fast paced and quickly growing organization. The candidate must be discreet, engaging, reliable, exceptionally organized and have a deep knowledge of, and interest in, international relations.

The Council takes pride in cultivating the future leaders of the transatlantic community. Our Internship program provides a pool of energetic young talent to the Council and in turn offers promising students with practical experience in their field of study, honing skills that will prepare them for the next step in their chosen career.

Interns provide important research and logistical support to their respective offices. All interns are encouraged to participate in and attend events hosted by other programs at the Atlantic Council. Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects and to write and publish their own policy briefs or blog posts.

The positions are unpaid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. A monthly metro reimbursement is offered, as well as Interview and Resume Workshops, Networking Sessions, and briefings with our Military and State Department Fellows.


Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in research briefings on range of topics, write summaries of research findings, and condense research materials into digestible form;

  • Monitor national and international news sources for relevant and interesting stories;

  • Participate in developing concepts, topics, and copy for weekly newsletter and regular full-length columns;

  • Participate in regular editing and fact-checking.

  • Write preliminary drafts or speeches, articles and other research-related projects.

  • Participate in background research for meeting preparation, speeches and articles, some historic research for special projects, write summaries of research findings, and condense research materials into digestible written form.

  • Other projects as required.


Job Requirements

  • Must be at least a recent graduate, or current graduate student in journalism, international relations or a related field;

  • Demonstrated superior writing skills, and exceptional research abilities.

  • Previous research, journalism, or editorial experience.

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Superior Internet, database and archival research skills.

  • Knowledge of and interest in wide range of international issues and trends

  • High degree of personal motivation, self-management and detail-orientation.

  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior officials.

  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

  • International experience and foreign language skills highly desired.


How to Apply

The position is located in Washington, D.C. To apply, please visit our websitehttp://www.atlanticcouncil.org/careers/employment-internships to upload your cover letter, resume, list of publications, and a writing sample.

International applications are welcome but candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. The Atlantic Council does not facilitate visas for internship applicants, but can assist in having a third party sponsor a visa. Internship applicants are responsible for any costs associated with the visa sponsorship.

Deadline -  June 22, 2015

The Atlantic Council is an equal opportunity employer.