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Internship Programme with OECD – France

Organization: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Position Title: Internship Programme

Location: Paris, France

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours per week, up to 6 months

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015; 2 rounds per Year; currently accepting for Winter Programme

Winter Programme (for those who wish to start the internship between January and June): Internship vacancy available on our website from mid-September to mid-March.

Summer Programme (for those who wish to start the internship between July and December): Internship vacancy available on our website from mid-March to mid-September.

Description: The OECD Internship Programme has been designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General. Its main goal is to give to successful candidates an opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills as well as the experience to work in a truly international environment.


Research, data analysis and drafting

  • Participate in the preparation of studies and documents in areas of work of the Directorate or Service concerned.
  • Carry out documental research and review of existing material.
  • Collect, organise and evaluate data.
  • Contribute to the production of documents, working papers and publications resulting from the above activities, including drafting notes and preparing technical annexes.

Liaison and outreach

  • Participate in the organisation of meetings and seminars.
  • Establish and maintain professional contacts and build networks with officials in national administrations, researchers, other international organisations and member country Delegations.
  • Undertake other tasks as required.


Academic Background: Full time student in the field of economics or in another discipline related to the work of the OECD (social affairs, trade, agriculture, development, education, employment, environment, finance, fiscal affairs and statistics, among others).

Professional Background: International experience in research and analytical activities through studies, internships or professional activities would be an asset.

Tools: Solid quantitative and computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Languages: An excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Key Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated by academic success and professional achievements.
  • Strong interest in the work of OECD in promoting international co-operation.
  • Ability to plan and implement independent research.
  • Proven ability to organise and summarise complex material.
  • Good organisational skills, ability to work effectively on the basis of general instructions with the capacity to prioritise tasks, often according to tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural and team oriented environment and to adapt to changing working methods and technologies.
  • Very good drafting and communication skills.

How to Apply: Please note that you will need to be enrolled as a student during your stay as an intern. Don’t forget to mention your availability in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for an internship at the OECD please click here.

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