22AUG - Intern, Atlantic Council - Deadline: N/A

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 - Washington DC

Job Description

Our interns are an integral part of our team. With a small group, most of our projects are all-hands-on-deck and we encourage interns to actively engage with events, publications, and strategies. This position will expose the candidate to the writing process for publications and articles, logistical elements of event-planning, creating strategic initiatives within a think tank.

The successful candidates will have a passion for the work, an entrepreneurial ethos and a collegial spirit while also being an effective communicator and enjoying the fast pace of learning and growing in an organization. Demonstrated interest in international affairs and economics through class work and/or experience is strongly preferred. 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, along with Interview and Resume Workshops, briefings with our Military and State Department Fellows, as well as other senior-level staff.

Fall Internships at the Council generally begin early September and are completed by the end of December. The Global Business and Economics Program is looking to fill the position as soon as possible, so applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct research to support the activities and projects of the program staff
  • Produce a weekly global business and economics news brief, highlighting the key events of the week.
  • Manage program contacts and knowledge.
  • Draft correspondence and manage logistics for program events and activities.
  • Take notes and write briefings on events/hearings attended.
  • Write analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog.
  • Help draft policy briefs and reports.

Job Requirements

  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a graduate student or a recent graduate.
  • Must demonstrate proven interest in international affairs and international economics, trade, or business.
  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) scale, or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Applicants who are able to work full-time (40 hrs/week) are preferred.

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.

How to Apply

Apply at http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/careers/employment-internships.

Deadline – N/A