Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne and Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne reflect on US policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the two years since President Barack Obama promised to make it a top priority to support democracy and human rights in the region.
J. Peter Pham, director the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was one of four experts invited to address a high-level international conference on the crisis in the Sahel region convened today in The Hague.
Rudolph Atallah, senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, testified at a House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on “The Growing Crisis in Africa’s Sahel Region.”
On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
Interns for the Program on Transatlantic Relations at the Atlantic Council are vital contributors to the program’s fast-paced activities.
The mission of the Atlantic Council is to renew the transatlantic community for 21st century global challenges. The Program on Transatlantic Relations promotes dialogue on major issues affecting the transatlantic relationship and the ability of the U.S. and its European allies to respond to global challenges. At the heart of the program is the conviction that a healthy transatlantic relationship is an essential prerequisite for a stronger international system.
The program develops recommendations for greater transatlantic cooperation in four key areas:
- The Future of Pivotal States — this program focuses on key states on Europe’s rim, including Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Russia, where political developments could have a significant impact on the transatlantic community;
- The Russian-U.S.-European Relationship — as the United States seeks to “reset” relations with Russia, the program explores the potential for greater transatlantic cooperation on Russia through an ongoing series of workshops;
- Rebuilding Transatlantic Cooperation in International Law —the Transatlantic Dialogues on International Law series seeks to identify measures the U.S. and Europe can take to strengthen cooperation on matters of international law, including the use of force, preventive detention, and other issues;
- Fostering a Strategic U.S.-EU Dialogue — this program, which involves cooperation with other U.S. and European think tanks, combines speaker series, workshops and meetings with EU parliamentary delegations in order to provide recommendations for elevating the U.S.-EU dialogue to a more strategic and comprehensive level.
The program conducts research and project activities on these and other topics, including: public speeches with top political leaders in the transatlantic community; off-the-record briefings and strategy sessions with senior U.S. and international policymakers; and publications, issue briefs, and analysis on the New Atlanticist policy blog.
The program seeks a candidate with strong organizational and written and oral communication skills. Ideal candidates will be highly reliable and motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should have an interest in U.S.-EU relations, Central and Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, and Eurasia.
The position is non-paid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC policy community.
Interns for the Program on Transatlantic Relations provide important research and logistical support to assist these efforts and support program staff. Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects and to write and publish their own policy briefs or blog posts.
Duties are not limited to, but will include:
- Conduct research to support the activities of the program staff
- Produce the daily transatlantic news brief
- Manage program contacts and networks
- Draft correspondence and take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives
- Coordinate event planning logistics for program events and activities
- Write analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog
- Help draft policy briefs and task force reports
- Support development and fundraising efforts
Each intern is responsible for completing all tasks stated above and other duties as assigned.
- 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 security.
- 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.
To be considered for this position, please email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: email@example.com.
In the subject line, please indicate which program you are applying to.
The Atlantic Council of the United States is an equal opportunity employer.
On May 23, the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is hosting a panel discussion on new developments in security cooperation among the United States, its European allies, and the Gulf states, and how they are likely to evolve in the coming years.
On May 30, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will release a new issue brief, The Kaleidoscope Turns Again in a Crisis-Challenged Iran, a discussion of Iran’s upcoming presidential elections.
From June 13-14, the 2013 Wrocław Global Forum will bring together over 350 top policy-makers and business leaders to explore the region’s impact as an actor in Europe, as well as its crucial role in the transatlantic partnership and on the global stage.