Bribery in international business
Internship opportunities working on anti-corruption at the OECD
The OECD Anti-Corruption Division offers short-term internships of 2-6 months for qualified students. These internships provide students with the experience of working in an international organisation on anti-corruption issues and more specifically the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Deadlines for application
- Spring/Summer 2015 - 13 March 2015
- Fall/Winter 2015- 1 June 2015
Eligibility and requirements
- Applicants must be students who have completed or are completing a law degree from an accredited institution.
- Enrollment as a student and full-time medical insurance coverage is required for the duration of the internship. Confirmation of the selected candidate’s enrolled student status must be provided by the educational institution.
- Applicants should have an interest in and some experience (whether through academic study or employment) public international law, transnational criminal law, company law and/or economic and financial crime.
- English and French are the official languages of the OECD. Applicants must have strong research and drafting skills in English. Knowledge of French would be an asset.
- Applicants should be able to work independently, with little supervision at times.
Remuneration and timing
The OECD will provide interns with a monthly indemnity, currently set at EUR 483 in 2014. The dates and length of each internship are flexible depending on the availability of candidates.
How to apply
Applicants must submit a CV, one letter of reference and a letter of motivation, preferably in PDF format, to Kathleen.Kao@oecd.org and Lynn.Robertson@oecd.org.
Short-listed candidates only will be contacted to undertake a short written test, and possibly a telephone interview.
Description of responsibilities
The OECD Anti-Corruption Division monitors the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. The intern will primarily assist teams of experts in their preparations for upcoming country evaluations under the Convention's monitoring mechanism. Tasks may include:
- Research and analysis of the corruption risks facing domestic companies from the country concerned;
- Preparation of background information on the current economic situation in the country concerned, including research and analysis of risk factors for the bribery of foreign public officials by domestic companies;
- Research of ongoing corruption cases in the country concerned or involving domestic companies abroad, and preparation of case law summaries;
- Research and analysis of codes of conduct of domestic companies from the concerned country, and how they address the bribery of foreign public officials.
Interns may be asked to provide assistance with regional programmes that involve over 80 countries worldwide, the OECD's Initiative to Raise Global Awareness of Foreign Bribery and other activities relating to monitoring. Tasks may include:
- Assistance in the preparation of upcoming regional anti-corruption conferences;
- Research in current news on legal updates relating to bribery and corruption;
The intern may also be asked to provide support on cross-cutting issues regarding the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and/or any other tasks as required.
- Assistance in identifying and analysing cross-cutting issues from previous evaluation phases.
Information about the work of the OECD Anti-Corruption Division is available at www.oecd.org/daf/nocorruption