OECD Tokyo Centre Internships 2022

 

November 22, 2021 Updated.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.

The Public Affairs and Communications Directorate (PAC), supports the implementation of the Secretary-General’s strategic orientations by orchestrating the Organisation's external communications to increase the OECD’s relevance and impact. We look at the whole spectrum of OECD work, how it relates to the global public agenda, and ensure key OECD policies and research are communicated to key stakeholders and the media.  As part of the Public Affairs and Communications Directorate, The OECD Tokyo Centre supports the Organisation’s  engagement and outreach to Japan and the Asia-Pacific region (including non-Member countries), using various communications channels.

OECD Tokyo Centre is looking for interns, based in Tokyo, who will provide essential support to the Head of Centre and her team in line with the Communication Principles of PAC to follow the political and economic development in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region that will be relevant to the work of the Organisation.

 S/he will have excellent drafting skills and ability to the ability to reduce a large amount of information into a few sentences that distil the meaning in a clear way – essential to good communications. She should be well versed in political and economic development of Japan and the region.

Through the internship, s/he will gain experience in a multilateral institution that works to build better policies for better lives.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide essential support to the Head of Centre and the team in their daily activities, including

    ・Help monitor and evaluate press coverage on a daily basis on Japan and the Asia-Pacific region and supporting social media management
    ・Conduct research tasks and synthesise multiple sources of information to produce regional update reports

  • Prepare various communication materials ahead of meetings and ensure smooth follow-up, including on drafting summaries of events and meetings, drafting proposals and preparing briefing notes.  
  • Assist with miscellaneous tasks and projects at OECD Tokyo Centre, including on assisting with logistics aspects of various events.

 

Duration: 3-6 months starting around 4 January 2022.

PLEASE KINDLY INCLUDE YOUR EXPECTED DURATION (3-6 months) IN THE COVER LETTER.

Deadline for application: 3 December 2021

Other requirements:

  • This position requires NATIVE LEVEL of English fluency. A good working knowledge of Japanese language is an asset.   
  • Basically candidates should be able to work full time.

 

Candidates should be well organised, and meticulous in terms of keeping track of details. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must. A positive approach with an ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment, and in a team, using initiative, tact and discretion are all qualities we are looking for. Interns will also need to have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Sound knowledge and skills of social media is necessary. Candidates should be able to work full time from Monday to Friday. An interest to pursue a career in an international organisation such as OECD in the future and to improve economic and social well-being of people around the world is appreciated.

Candidates must be enrolled in a school or university and have a student status for the duration of the internship.

There is no salary and commuting allowances. The OECD will however provide interns with a contribution to living expenses according to the OECD’s guideline.

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to tokyo.contact@oecd.org indicating hours and period they are available to work. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

 

 

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