Internship at the Atlantic Council, Washington DC – Spring Semester 2015

Stockholm Free World Forum in cooperation with the Atlantic Council in Washington DC offers an outstanding volunteer opportunity for college students, graduate students, and graduates focusing on international relations who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.

Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council (AC) promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting global challenges. Through independent research, opinion, seminars and other activities the AC aims to inform, convene and promote transatlantic relations.

The Atlantic Council seeks in cooperation with Stockholm Free World Forumone intern for the spring 2015 semester (starts in early to mid-January 2015 and end in mid-May 2015) to provide research and administrative support to various members of the Council. As an intern you will provide important research and logistical support to assist the work of the AC. Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects.

Eligible to apply are students enrolled at a Swedish university or college with a completed Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (i.e. political science, international relations, security studies, etc.)

The intern position is unpaid and there will be no financial reimbursement by the Atlantic Council. Please describe shortly in the application how this internship is to be financed. The intern is not provided any compensation for accommodation costs and is responsible for finding housing..

Qualified applicants will have suitable writing, editing and research skills. Applicants with documented interest in transatlantic relations are preferred, but student with knowledge of European foreign policy, US foreign policy and security studies are also eligible to apply. The applicant must be a graduate student or a recent graduate and must demonstrate proven interest in international affairs and international security. English fluency (verbal and written) is required. Applicants must be comfortable interacting with high-level policy experts and government officials. Applicants should have the ability to work independently, proactively and as part of a team.

How to Apply

Please email Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Writing Sample (dissertation or equivalent), and list of Two References with contact information to Stefan Olsson at with subject “Atlantic Council Internship Application – Last name, First Name”. This position is open until filled. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that this internship is unpaid and full time.

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For more information about the application procedure please contact Stefan Olsson at Stockholm Free World Forum,