Internships and Recruitment


The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is a unique forum where the governments of 34 market democracies work together to address the economic, social and governance challenges of the globalizing world economy, as well as to exploit its opportunities. The OECD Center in Washington D.C. aims to increase the impact and influence of the Organization in the international public policy debate by promoting the work of the OECD with targeted public affairs, media and publishing activities in the United States and Canada. We work on a daily basis with government agencies, business and labor groups, civil society, thought leaders, academia and the media to provide trusted analysis and information related to the range of the OECD's work. 

Current Vacancies

OECD Washington Center Internship

OECD Washington Center Interns support the Organization's public outreach efforts to government, civil society and media in the United States and Canada. Please note that you will need to be enrolled as a student during your internship.

The internship offers two concentration areas:


  • Public Affairs: Supporting the Center’s public outreach efforts to both government and civil society. Typical duties include researching political trends and public institutions, note-taking at public presentations and Congressional hearings, assisting with the organization of events and briefings, and responding to external research queries.
  • Communications & Media: Assisting in the planning and execution of media campaigns and events. Typical duties include carrying out research in response to media queries, monitoring news to identify articles of interest to the OECD, updating social media accounts, drafting media materials, and coordinating interviews.


Desired Profile

  • General familiarity with the basics of international affairs and economic policy, and interested in the workings of a leading intergovernmental organization.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to use various online tools to track down and research information.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office.
  • French language skills are a plus, but not a requirement.


Application Requirements

Please submit a brief writing sample (1-2 pages), a cover letter that explains your motivation for wanting to intern at the OECD, and a resume (including GPA and your citizenship) via email to Interns must be a citizen of an OECD member country.


Only completed applications will be considered.


Compensation is not provided, however, the OECD Washington Center will work with universities in order to provide credit for student internships when possible. The OECD Washington Center observes US Federal Holidays.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the deadlines are as follows:


Spring 2015 - November 14, 2014

Summer 2015 – April 17, 2015

Fall 2015 - July 17, 2015


No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted for an interview.


OECD Job Recruitment


All recruitment for employment at the OECD is centrally managed by Human Resources at OECD headquarters in Paris, France. For more information on hiring procedures, salary scales and current vacancies, visit OECD Careers.