LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

Internships at the Trento Centre - [Call close]


The OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development is pleased to announce
a call for internship applications


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The Trento Centre is a small team, so interns have the opportunity to be actively involved in a wide-range of activities. Interns usually work on a specific project, however they also assist in wider Trento Centre activities, such as conference and seminar preparation.


Area (for this call)

The OECD LEED Trento Centre is looking for two interns (one to be based in Trento and one in its newly established Venice Office) with a wide-ranging interest in the organisation of large events and managing international networks to support the organisation of the 12th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development and its related activities.

(see http://www.oecd.org/leed-forum/ for a general overview of the Forum activities and http://www.oecd.org/leed-forum/activities/11th-fpld-meeting.htm for the latest Annual Forum Meeting)

The intern will have the opportunity to learn from interesting tasks, such as: 

  • Assisting in the preparation of a big international conference with more than 300 participants, the 12th Annual Forum Meeting, which will be held in Venice on 18-20 April 2016. This task includes: organisation and coordination of services for conferences (i.e. logistics; venue / IT equipment / catering / printing requirements and setting); communication and marketing of the event; registration of and communication with participants; conference material preparation; coordination on-site of the event.
  • Undertaking research into good initiatives related to jobs, skills, youth, social inclusion, entrepreneurship or economic development and communication with the representatives of these initiatives.
  • Contributing to enlarge and manage a network of over 2,900 members in 61 countries.
  • Contributing to the overall work of the Trento Centre and assist with the implementation of events held at the Trento Centre.


We are looking for 

  • Bright, talented people, who preferably have experience (through study, work, etc.) in the areas in which we work. For this call the competencies required are: excellent organisational skills; flexibility; creativity, imagination and innovation; an eye for detail; the ability to work under strict deadlines; people and communication skills.
  • People who can commit to spending at least three months at the Trento Centre and/or at its Venice Office.
  • Only people who are students (undergraduate or postgraduate) throughout the entire period of the internship can be considered.


Language and additional information

The language used at the Trento Centre is English. For this call it is also required an excellent knowledge of Italian.

A contribution for interns’ living expenses is foreseen in the amount of around 500 EUR/month.

Please note that only in exceptional circumstances can applicants from non-OECD member countries (outside of our target countries in Central, East and South-East Europe) be considered.


Application form

To apply, please fill in this online application form (it is also required to upload your CV in DOC, DOCX or PDF format).



The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6.00 p.m. (Italian time).

It is anticipated that interns selected will commence in early February 2016.



If you have any questions, please contact elisa.campestrin@oecd.org.


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