OECD Internship programme in Paris, France 2023/2024 (Funded)

OECD Internship Program is designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students from diverse backgrounds to the Organisation to work on projects linked to the strategic orientations of the Secretary-General and to support corporate careers in the Organisation. The main objective is to give successful candidates the opportunity to develop their analytical and technical skills in an international environment.

About OECD

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries, that works to build better policies for better lives. its mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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.

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).

Number of Interns

OECD recruit approx. 600 interns a year.


Internships are primarily allocated to OECD Member countries 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). Please note that all applications are subject to the screening process.

- International 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.

- You 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.

Internship Areas

- Policy research, analysis and advice:

(Artificial Intelligence, Bribery and corruption, Climate, Competition, Corporate Governance, Development, Digitalisation, Economy, Education and Skills, Employment, Energy, Environment, Finance, Gender and Diversity, Health, Inclusive Growth, Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Insurance and Pensions, International Migration, Investment, Public Governance, Regional Development, Regulatory Reform, Science and Technology, Statistics, Tax, Tourism, Trade and Agriculture,Transport)

- Corporate management and administration:

Audit, Communications, Media & Public Relations, Event Management, Finance, Budget and Accounting, Information Technology, Legal services, Office Administration, Human Resources, Translation)


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).

Finance Benefits

- OECD does not provide or reimburse travel costs,

- A contribution to living expenses of around 1000 euros per full month worked will be granted to interns by the OECD.

Obtaining an entry visa.

- Assistance in obtaining suitable housing.

- Training in a distinct educational environment


They recruit interns on an ongoing basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. You can apply at any time via the online application platform.

Training start dates will be determined based on your availability dates and OECD staffing teams schedules: don't forget to specify the date and duration of your presence on the application form.

Application deadline: 1st September, 2023

Selection process

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.

Selection Result

You can expect to hear back after your application within two to three weeks. Should you succeed, your profile will be shared with hiring Directorates.

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. If your application is not successful, you are welcome to apply again to the next vacancy publication.

How to Apply

You can submit your application via online application platform from HERE.

Note: The official languages of the OECD are English and French. You must fill in the application form in either of these languages.

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