Apply Now: Atlantic Council Young Global Professionals Program 2024 at the Global Energy Center

Job Location: Washington, DC headquarters
Employment Type: Temporary
Seniority Level: Intern
Job Category: Staff 


The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center (GEC) develops and promotes pragmatic and nonpartisan policy solutions designed to advance global energy security, enhance economic opportunity, and accelerate pathways to net-zero emissions. Our Young Global Professionals (YGPs) 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.

YGPs are an integral part of the GEC. Our projects are all-hands-on-deck and we encourage interns to actively engage with events, projects, and research. This position will expose the candidate to the logistical elements of event-planning, think tank operations, research, and our publications process. 

The successful candidate will have a passion for the work, an entrepreneurial ethos, and a collegial spirit while also being an effective communicator. With a work culture of constant learning, the GEC values strong writing skills and attention to detail, and the ability to produce rigorous work under deadlines. Demonstrated interest in international affairs and/or energy and climate through class work or experience is strongly preferred.

This internship is based in our Washington, DC headquarters. Candidates must be available to work in-person throughout the duration of the program. Interns will be paid at a rate of $17.50 per hour.


  • Conduct research to support the activities and projects of the staff.
  • Handle an array of logistical coordination for program events and activities.
  • Write correspondence and take notes at Council public events, roundtables, and strategy sessions.
  • Write analytical pieces for publication on GEC’s EnergySource blog.


  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a graduate student or a recent graduate, preferably majoring in political science/international affairs, public policy, energy/environmental science, economics, or another field relevant to energy and climate policy.
  • Demonstrated interest in international affairs with a focus on energy, foreign policy, economics, or climate policy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), including the ability to identify and work through challenges.
  • Aptitude and strong skills in research and writing.
  • Strong analytical, planning, time management, and organizational skills.
  • A strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Poise and professionalism in a team environment with colleagues and counterparts in the United States and abroad.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) in the office.

Applications close Friday, June 7, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET (4:59 am GMT) and require a resume and cover letter.


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