Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Summer 2017 Internship, Global Business & Economic Program at the Atlantic Council

About Atlantic Council:
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.

About the Global Business and Economics Program:

The Global Business and Economics Program works to build upon and strengthen the already deep economic integration between Europe and the United States as well as promote transatlantic leadership in the global economy. Bringing together top business leaders, government policy makers, and economic experts, the program explores transatlantic and global issues of importance to the US and European business community. Our aim is to identify areas for cooperation as well as convergence in policy in an effort to promote an open and mutually beneficial environment for transatlantic business and trade.

Job Summary:

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 blog posts if time allows

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.

Spring Summer internships at the Council generally begin late May and are completed by the end of August. The deadline to apply is March 15, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

  • 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. 
  • Produce a bi-weekly Econongraphic, explaining a complex economic phenomenon to a wider audience 
  • Manage program contacts, program metrics, and website content 
  • Draft correspondence and manage logistics for program events and activities. 
  • Take notes and write briefings on events/hearings attended. 
  • Co-author analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog. 
  • Help draft and edit policy briefs and reports.

  • 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. Interest in the European economy encouraged. 
  • 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-US institution. 
  • Applicants must be able to work full-time (40 hrs/week). 

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.

Read more and apply here. Check out other Summer 2017 Internship opportunities here.