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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.
The OECD Washington Center offers on a regular basis two internships:
Students should be comfortable with the basics of international affairs and/or economic policy, familiar with MS Excel™, and interested in the workings of a trans-national organization. Both positions require exceptional writing ability and excellent communication skills. Other tasks include responding to outside research requests, ad hoc administrative tasks, and database management.
Students with a background in economics, international affairs, political science, communications, or a related discipline are welcome to apply. Students must be a national of an OECD member country. French language skills are a plus, but not a requirement.
Although preference will be given to candidates who are available on a more full-time basis, flexible scheduling is sometimes possible. The OECD observes Federal Holidays. Compensation is not included, however, the OECD Washington Center will work with universities in order to provide credit for student internships when possible. We can assist students in locating suitable housing, although no remuneration is provided.
Applications must be complete in order to be considered. Please submit a brief writing sample (1-2 pages), a cover letter that details your interest in the OECD, and a resume (including GPA and your citizenship) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please! Only finalists will be contacted for a phone interview.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the deadlines are as follows:
Spring 2015 - November 14, 2015
Summer 2015 – April 17, 2015
Fall 2015 - July 17, 2014
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.