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Global Energy Center Intern, Atlantic Council – Washington, DC

Organization: Atlantic Council

Position Title: Global Energy Center Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Spring Internships will begin as soon as possible and are completed by the beginning of May.; 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.

Application Deadline: January 26, 2015

Description: 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, and creating strategic initiatives within a think tank.

The Global Energy Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work related to energy issues, which encompasses geopolitics as well as its risks and opportunities and economics and environmental matters. Interns provide important research and logistical support to the Center. They are also encouraged to participate in and attend events hosted by other programs at the Atlantic Council.

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, specifically energy, through class work and/or experience is strongly preferred.

• Conduct research to support the activities of the Director.
• Manage program contacts and knowledge.
• Draft correspondence and take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
• Handle an array of logistical issues for program events and activities.
• Write analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog.
• Help draft and edit policy briefs and task force 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 with an emphasis on energy geopolitics.
    • Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
    • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
    • Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
    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.

How to Apply: The position is located in Washington, DC. To apply, please visit our website to upload your cover letter, including salary expectations, resume, list of publications, and writing samples.

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