Atlantic Council Young Global Professionals Program | Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East Programs

The Young Global Professionals program is an integral part of the Rafik Hariri Center & Middles East Programs. Atlantic Council’s Middle East work focueses on two major themes: building peace and security and unlocking the region’s largely untapped human potential.This position will allow for the intern to explore these topics and will expose the candidate to the writing and editing process for publications and articles, logistical elements of event planning, and the creation of strategic initiatives within a think tank. Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects and to write and publish their own policy briefs or blog posts. This positon is paid and interns are required to work full-time.

The deadline to apply is July 23, 2021.


  • Conduct research to support the activities of the Center.
  • Handle logistical elements for program events.
  • Manage program contacts database.
  • Participate in weekly Middle East programs meetings and monthly Atlantic Council meetings.
  • Draft formal correspondence to government officials and invitations for events.
  • Take notes and photos at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
  • Assist the Center in promoting publications, events, and press mentions.


  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a graduate student, or a recent graduate, preferably majoring in international affairs, especially Middle East security issues and global trends.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) scale, or equivalent from a non-US institution.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hrs/week) is preferred.
  • Language abilities are an advantage, with a preference for Arabic, Persian, French, and/or Hebrew.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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