American Councils is an international nonprofit with a global workforce of over 400 professionals, with 32 offices and locations. In 2013, the Nonprofit Times ranked us one of the top 50 nonprofits to work for in the entire United States. Headquartered in downtown Washington, D.C., American Councils is at the epicenter of culture, politics, and knowledge. Our vision is to build a world of globally competent citizens, successful institutions, and responsible nations – a vision made possible through our well appointed multicultural and multilingual staff.

We offer our employees a range of benefits, from comprehensive health insurance to an on-site fitness center.

  • Benefit Dollars
  • Major Health Coverage: choice of three plans
  • Dental/Vision Coverage

Additional Benefits

  • Paid Leave
  • Professional Development
  • 7% contribution to retirement plan after 2 years of service
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Legal Protection
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Deduction

American Councils welcomes applications for current position vacancies and for potential future employment. We gratefully receive many applications for our positions, providing us with a large and diverse pool of candidates. Regrettably, we are unable to communicate personally with applicants concerning the status of their applications and/or the review process. Individuals identified as suitable for a particular position vacancy will be contacted by the Human Resources Department. We ask that you apply separately for each position that interests you and for which you are qualified. Please note, for U.S.-based entry-level and mid-level positions, American Councils will not pay for employment VISA and/or work permits.

American Councils is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Benefits at a Glance (PDF)

We welcome applications for current position vacancies. American Councils is grateful to receive many applications for our positions, providing us with a large and diverse pool of candidates. Regrettably, we are unable to communicate personally with applicants concerning the status of their applications and/or the review process. The Human Resources Department will contact individuals identified as suitable for a particular position vacancy. Please apply separately for each position that interests you and for which you are qualified. For U.S.-based entry-level and mid-level positions, American Councils will not pay for employment VISA and/or work permits.

In the section regarding resumes, upload your resume with a cover letter that states desired location, job title, and the nature of work sought. Please submit your resume and cover letter in the following format:

  • Upload your resume and cover letter as a single Word document (.doc) or PDF. Please note that your resume should be included on the first page of your upload, followed by the cover letter and any other documents that you wish to include.

American Councils is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply.