Young Global Professionals Program Intern, Atlantic Council (Remote; Washington, DC)


Consistent with our mission of “shaping the global future together,” the Atlantic Council’s Young Global Professionals Program will serve as a cornerstone of our vision to create a more free, secure and prosperous world by shaping the next generation of global leaders.

This prestigious paid internship program for intellectual entrepreneurs offers hands-on experience working at the forefront of international affairs and global engagement. The program is also designed as a career accelerator.

Through three separate cohorts throughout the year, our program will provide driven, diverse, high-performing classes of young professionals the opportunity to represent the Council’s values and advance our mission with integrity in high-impact, global careers at the Council and beyond.

Program participants will receive in-depth exposure to one of our 14 programs or centers and become a valuable part of the Atlantic Council team through engagement with leading strategists, government officials, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and military commanders; exposure to the writing and editing process for publications and the logistical elements of event planning; and creating initiatives within a foreign affairs institution.

Young Global Professionals play key roles in helping our programs operate, from helping to produce high-profile public and private events, writing copy to amplify our work on various communication channels, to providing research to support task force reports, digital products or proposals and originating data visualizations.

Our program also offers an orientation and professional development program, including practical software and systems training, career development training, and participation in the Council’s Masterclass series centered around substantive current events and geopolitical issues.

Inspired by the Atlantic Council’s enduring purpose of working with friends and allies to shape the future, our Young Global Professionals Program has been designed to harness the potential of rising young leaders. Those with expertise, a passion for the work, an entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented ethos, an innovative mind, and an optimistic and collegial attitude are encouraged to join us to further this audacious undertaking.


The Atlantic Council’s Young Global Professionals Program is designed for individuals in their junior or senior years of undergraduate studies or graduate students with a passion for learning and contributing to the Atlantic Council’s mission to shape the global future together.

The Atlantic Council and its Young Global Professionals Program is non-partisan and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. The Council is committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment.

The most competitive applicants will be excellent writers and communicators with demonstrated interest and expertise in their fields, whether that be regional knowledge or digital and data skills. But they are also much more. They are passionate about their work, solutions-oriented, fast-acting, entrepreneurial, and resourceful. They understand the world’s challenges are daunting, but they are optimistic and natural team players in their search for relevant strategies and policy solutions. They are digitally native. 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.


For more information and to apply, click here. Spring 2021 application is open until November 18, 2020.

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