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Foreign and Security Policy Advisor - Washington DC

Application deadline: June 27, 2022

The Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C is looking for a Foreign and Security Policy Advisor

Position: Advisor for Foreign and Security Policy

Type of employment: Full time employment for three years on a local contract with the possibility of extension 

Starting date: August 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

Location: Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven St. N.W., Washington D.C. 20008, USA

Deadline for application: June 27, 2022


Are you passionate about foreign and security policy? The Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. is looking for a local Advisor for Foreign and Security Policy. You will be part of the Embassy staff of around 55 employees. In your daily work, you will report to the Head of the Department for Foreign, Security and Development Policy. 

About the job

As advisor at the Embassy, you will help promote Denmark and Danish interests in the United States. You will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on developments in geographic and/or thematic areas of U.S. foreign and security policy.

An important part of your job will be to engage with the U.S. Administration and Congress based on Danish priorities. You must be able to work independently and be able to identify how developments in American foreign and security policy affect Danish interests politically and economically. As part of the job, you will be organising events and facilitating visits by Danish Government officials and parliamentarians.

The Department often operates with short deadlines in a fast-paced environment and colleagues juggle multiple tasks at the same time. Your portfolio will evolve according to policy developments and priorities. We expect you to be a team player and ready to engage in new tasks with a short notice – and across the Department and the Embassy if needed.


Required qualification

  • Preferably at least two years of experience in a relevant line of work A university degree in political science, law or other relevant area
  • Interest in U.S. foreign and security policy
  • Strong academic credentials and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Strong communications skills. Proficiency in Danish preferred but not required
  • A flexible approach to work. You must be able to juggle many issues simultaneously
  • A team player who values a good working environment with focus on strong cooperation
  • Knowledge of American politics and business culture will be an advantage.



Employment conditions

  • Full time employment for 3 years] with the possibility of extension on a local contract based on the local Embassy Staff Handbook.
  • You standard working hours will be 37 hours per week with a large degree of flexibility in organizing your own daily working hours.
  • You will be entitled to 25 days of paid vacation per year.
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results.
  • You will be offered a reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.
  • Benefits and other conditions will be based on the Embassy’s Staff Handbook.


Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, recommendations) to the Embassy at [email protected] marked “Foreign and Security Policy Advisor” no later than Monday June 27, 2022. 

The Embassy embraces equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

We will invite selected candidates for an interview.

The chosen candidate must be able to present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.



Information about the Danish Embassy in Washington can be found on 
In case of additional questions, you are welcome to contact Head of the Department for Foreign, Security and Development Policy by e-mail, Ms. Lea Stubbe Teglbjærg [email protected] 


About us

The Embassy of Denmark is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy covers the United States of America. The Embassy is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 55 employees, 17 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries in Copenhagen.