Young Atlanticist Program Internship - Immediate Opening
- The Atlantic Council
- Washington, D.C., DC
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- Non Profit
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- Date Posted
The Young Atlanticist Program is an initiative of the Atlantic Council of the United States, a non-partisan, non-profit foreign policy think tank chaired by Senator Chuck Hagel. The Program is dedicated to identifying and connecting the emerging generation of leaders from the United States, Europe, and beyond. It places its members at the helm, utilizing an innovative model that allows young leaders to forge and maintain relationships, engage in ongoing policy discussions, and influence network programming. The Council’s Young Atlanticists have met with: President Barack Obama, Czech President Vaclav Havel, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Georgian President Mikhael Saakashvili, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, and NATO Secretaries General Lord Robertson and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, among others.
The Young Atlanticist Program seeks applications from proactive and creative recent graduates or graduate students who seek an opportunity to gain practical experience in foreign policy. The Council has recently launched several new initiatives which the interns will help develop and grow. These programs cover a diverse set of issues, including: Indian-Pakistani relations, NATO and security policy, US-Turkish relations, youth entrepreneurship in North Africa, and environmental and energy policy issues in the transatlantic community.
Interns will work on a diverse and substantive portfolio of responsibilities, including, but not limited to: proposal writing, website development, social networking and new media outreach, budgeting, event planning, policy research and writing, partnership development, network recruitment, and administrative duties. As young professionals themselves, the Young Atlanticist program aims to provide Interns with the development of a series of skills and experiences that will prepare them for careers in the field of foreign policy.
• Ideally applicants will be available to start immediately or in early February.
• Candidates must have completed a B.A. degree in a related field, be self-starting, and eager to learn.
• Superior research and writing skills and the ability to produce quality work on a short time frame are necessary, as is a strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
• Experience with web management, social networking, graphic design/film editing, or political campaign work are a plus, but not required, as are French, Arabic, Urdu, or Hindi language skills.
• Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
• 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.
- Jonathan Silverthorne
Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested individuals are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.