About the Atlantic Council

Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan organization that galvanizes US leadership and engagement in the world, in partnership with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global challenges. We are headquartered in Washington, DC.

We are a global community committed to ideas, impact, and influence. Success requires the hard work of building consensus. It also means sustaining public support and preparing a new generation of leaders to build a better global future. If you share a commitment to our mission, join us!

Ways to work with us

The Council is as good as its people.

Executing our strategy is only possible through a relentless focus on talent recruitment and development of intellectual entrepreneurs to ensure that we are a relevant, resourceful, nimble, ambitious, and effective organization.

The Council has a diverse, multi-lingual, and international workforce, but we are united by our aspiration to represent these attributes.

In our pursuit of excellence, we recruit those candidates who embody these characteristics.

The Atlantic Council is committed to recruit, train, and retain a diverse team; foster and celebrate our diversity; and, to ensure that our publications and convenings are inclusive. Read the Atlantic Council’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Employee resource groups

Black Employee Network

In alignment with the Atlantic Council’s commitment to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment, the Black Employee Network enhances employees from the African Diaspora’s sense of belonging and empowers their path to success. The group also uplifts the Atlantic Council’s spheres of influence, community, and beyond to better foster a global future of inclusion, understanding, and tolerance through the following:

  • Dynamic engagement opportunities in recruiting the global leaders of the future,
  • Crafting elevated opportunities for celebration and appreciation of culture,
  • And targeted responses in establishing equity.

AC Women

AC Women, an Employee Resource Group, supports and enhances the experience of female-identifying employees at the Atlantic Council by creating an inclusive environment that, facilitates professional development and encourages the collaboration of women across the Council, regardless of department, position level, and experience. We celebrate the unique perspectives and contributions of all AC women and seek to foster a dynamic community to shape the global future together.

LGBTQI at the Council

The Atlantic Council fosters an inclusive community for LGBTQI employees and partners. We also work with partners at home and abroad to expand LGBTQI inclusion and protect their rights.

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To produce quality work and to successfully achieve our mission, we recognize the need for our staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a work/life balance. Our comprehensive benefits package helps to keep costs low for our staff and their families.


We care about your health and well-being. The health benefits available to you represent a significant component of your compensation package, and they provide important protection to keep you and your family in good health. Our comprehensive package includes medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.

Well being + development

We offer networking sessions, employee social events, as well as professional development opportunities. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help guide our employees through difficult situations.

Flexible time off

We offer vacation days, paid federal holidays, winter break, paid bonding leave, and sick days because we know there is more to life outside of work.


We offer a transit reimbursement, as well as a pre-tax parking option.


Generous contributions designed to help you reach your financial goals.

Additional perks

Healthy Paws pet insurance, legal + ID insurance, and an on-site gym facility!

Explore our programs

Current openings

If you share a commitment to our mission, please apply by clicking on the openings below. Press the ‘Apply Now’ button on the job description page and you will be taken to our application portal. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply. We are looking for people who are passionate about what they do and see themselves as making a real difference.

Are you a college student or recent grad? Join our mission of “shaping the global future together” with an internship!

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 recruitment@atlanticcouncil.org. 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).

The Atlantic Council is not a think tank. It is a start up of people that are ready and hungry to make sure we are designing for impact.

Geysha, Former Deputy Director