Student Internship – Spring 2016 (Apply by October 30)
Location: 1776 I St, N.W., Washington, DC 20006
The OECD Washington Center interns support the Organization’s public outreach efforts to government, civil society and media in the United States and Canada. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in two important areas of work:
• 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 responding to media queries, monitoring news to identify articles of interest to the OECD, updating social media accounts, drafting media materials, and coordinating interviews.
• Knowledgeable about international affairs and economic policy, and interested in the workings of a leading intergovernmental organization.
• Excellent written and communication skills.
• Fluent English speaker, French language skills are a plus.
• Detail-oriented multi-tasker.
• Ability to use various online tools to track down and research information.
• Experienced with Microsoft Office.
Applicants must be:
• Citizens of an OECD member country.
• Currently enrolled in a university/college program leading to a degree.
• Available full-time. Exceptionally, part-time candidates who are available at least 20 hours per week can be considered.
Internships are located at the OECD Washington Center in downtown Washington (Metro: Farragut West). Although internships are unpaid, interns will receive a contribution towards living expenses and enjoy free access to the building fitness center. The OECD Washington Center observes U.S. Federal Holidays.
How to apply
Using the form below, applicants must submit:
• A resume indicating their GPA or international equivalent grade.
• A brief cover letter explaining how an internship with OECD Washington fits with their career goals and studies, as well as what they hope to gain from their experience with us.
• A relevant writing sample (max 2 pages).