Budgeting and public expenditures

The Allen Schick OECD Internship


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Allen Schick

The Allen Schick OECD Internship offers outstanding students the opportunity to immerse themselves in international budgeting issues during an intensive summer in Paris.

Allen Schick and the OECD have been inseparable for over four decades. He was instrumental in the inception, development and success of the OECD’s work on budgeting and public financial management issues. This internship celebrates his lifetime of achievement and his enduring bond with the OECD.


‌The successful candidate will participate in ongoing projects in the field of budgeting and public expenditures. Topics include fiscal rules, long-term fiscal sustainability, fiscal risk management, medium-term expenditure frameworks, top-down budgeting, performance budgeting, evaluation, spending review, accounting, financial reporting, gender budgeting, green budgeting, and health financing.

The candidate will join a dynamic multi-national team, assist in the preparation of reports highlighting leading edge reforms and engage with high-level officials from OECD countries.

An internship stipend will be paid.


Requirements for candidates:

  • Must be enrolled in a full-time degree programme for the duration of the internship in a field or discipline related to the work
  • Must be fluent in at least one of the OECD’s official languages (English or French). Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • If selected, must be able to obtain a Memorandum of Agreement between their school and the OECD, which will govern the terms of the internship
  • Must be available for a minimum internship duration of two months
  • Must provide proof of medical insurance before taking up the internship.

How to Apply:

  1. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your motivation and areas of specific interest to [email protected] before 31 March 2024.
  2. Submit your application to the OECD centralised internship portal by the same date. 


The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.



This publication commemorating the 30th anniversary of the OECD Senior Budget Officials brings together a collection of documents, articles and extracts from publications written by Professor Allen Schick for the OECD over the years.


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