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OECD Internship Programme in Paris

Last updated: Nov 14, 2023

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Target: International Students,

Award Value: Paid Internships,

Host Institution: OECD Paris, France and affiliated agencies


Ongoing Basis

OECD Internship Programme (Fully Funded) in ParisAre you a students currently enrolled at a fully accredited degree programme (Bachelor, Master, PhD) in any discipline? Here is an opportunity to apply for the OECD Internship Programme (Fully Funded) in Paris. You will have a platform to improve your analytical and technical skills in an international environment.

Internship Description

The OECD Internship Programme (Fully Funded) in Paris is designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General and to support the corporate functions of the Organisation. Its main goal is to give successful candidates the opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills in an international environment.

The Internship Programme is open on an on-going basis. Students enrolled at a fully accredited degree programme (Bachelor, Master, PhD) during the entire duration of their internship can apply online. Selected interns are on-boarded both remotely and in a hybrid form until further notice.

Award Benefits

The OECD Internship Programme covers a contribution to living expenses of around 700 euros per full month worked, to be granted to interns by the OECD.

Also Check: World Bank Global Internship Program (GIP)

Level and Area of Studies

Bachelor, Master, PhD in any field or discipline related to the work of the OECD.

Place of Internship

The majority of internships are based in Paris, France.

Internships are primarily allocated to OECD member country nationals, while also open to non-OECD Member country nationals for specific programmes and projects across OECD affiliated bodies and agencies (e.g., International Tax Forum, ITF, NEA).

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates for the OECD Internship Programme (Fully Funded) in Paris should be students who:

  • Are enrolled in a full-time degree programme for the duration of the internship in a field or discipline related to the work of the OECD;
  • Are available for a minimum internship duration of one month;
  • Have an excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn the other. Knowledge of other languages used at the OECD would be an advantage;
  • Possess solid quantitative and IT skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • Are capable of working in multicultural and international team environment.

Duration of Internship

  • The duration of the internship is for a period between one and six months (renewable for another six months up to a total of twelve months), on a full-time basis (40 hours/week).
  • The OECD encourages potential interns to stay for six months in order to gain the best possible insight into work at the OECD.
    Successful candidates will carry out research and provide support to Policy Analysts in any one of the listed areas (please note that the list is non-exhaustive)

Application and Selection Procedures

Recruitment for the OECD Internship Programme is on an on-going basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. You can apply anytime via the online application platform.

Internship start dates will be set based on your dates of availability and the OECD hiring teams’ schedules: do not forget to specify the date and duration of your availability in the application form.

If your application is not successful, you are welcome to apply again to the next vacancy publication, which normally is 1st March and 1st September yearly.

See Also: World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

The selection process consists of four main stages:

  1. Your online application and cover letter (addressed to the Internship Office);
  2. Pre-screening: all applications are screened by the Internship Office and suitable candidates placed on a shortlist made available to OECD Directorates;
  3. Interview and/or Written Test: hiring teams may invite candidates to complete a telephone interview and/or written test;
  4. Offer letter: if you are selected following a telephone interview and/or written test you will receive an e-mail with your internship offer letter from OECD Human Resources.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Directorates for an interview. If you are not contacted by Directorate hiring teams within three months following your application’s submission, you can assume your application has not been retained on this occasion and you can apply again according to the dates provided above. Please remember you will still need to be enrolled as a student during the internship period.

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