Monday, May 9, 2016

Program Assistant, Digital Forensic Research Lab with the Atlantic Council for May or Recent Grad

Job Summary:
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented and motivated Program Assistant for the Council’s newest initiative, the Digital Forensic Research Lab, a part of the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative.
As Program Assistant in the DFR Lab, he/she will play a key role in developing and organizing activities including high-level public events, forums, conferences, and private sessions, as well as in coordinating and drafting publications, and other project management.
The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, international environment, as well as demonstrate interest and experience in international relations, international security, and digital media. The candidate must have excellent administrative and organizational skills, superior writing ability, consistent attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day-to-day logistics.
 Job Responsibilities:
  • Perform program administration and development: work with DFR Lab director and senior fellows to develop projects;
  • Assist DFR Lab leadership in identifying funding opportunities and provide support for proposals, support implementation of high-impact dissemination strategies for work products;
  • Organize multi-time zone schedules and domestic and international travel for the leadership of the DFR Lab;
  • Support the DFR Lab’s development through coordinating its day-to-day operations and in research, writing, and editing when necessary;
  • Coordinate and organize Council events, including workshops and conferences; liaise with office of external relations and other programs to ensure successful execution of and publicity for the Digital Forensic Research Lab’s programming and events;
  • Support senior Atlantic Council staff and prepare substantive briefing material for guests coming to Washington and for Council trips abroad;
  • Assist other practice areas within the Future Europe Initiative and Council leadership as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in international relations, international security, strategic studies, or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience and skill in project, program, and event management are strongly preferred.   
  • Expertise or interest in the overlap between international relations, journalism and technology trends, social media and digital engagement space, strategic communications. Natural and social media savvy communicator.
  • Excellent English writing, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • First-rate interpersonal skills; must be able to work well with interns, high-level staff, fellow colleagues, and visiting dignitaries. 
  • Positive, flexible, get-it-done attitude.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, often changing environment;

Application instructions

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.