Friday, March 18, 2016

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Washington Center Internship

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) brings together advanced and emerging economies to create better policies for better lives. We hold up mirrors to governments around the world to show them where their policies are working and where they may need improvement. We do wonky things like assess productivity and global trade and investment flows. We also rely on 50 years of shared economic knowledge to make recommendations that directly affect the lives of ordinary people -- like how best to improve school systems or pensions, or how to measure societal well-being beyond GDP. We think good ideas can come from anywhere, we are confident that economies can grow and be green at the same time and we are always looking for ways to close the inequality gap.
The OECD Washington Center
The mission of the OECD Washington Center is to increase the impact and influence of the Organization's work through targeted public affairs, media and publishing activities in the United States and Canada. We work with government agencies, business and labor groups, civil society and the media to provide trusted analysis and information from across all areas of OECD's work.
The OECD Washington Center internship program offers students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a fast-paced public affairs and media office. Tasks include:
Researching U.S. political/policy developments. Note-taking at meetings, public presentations and Congressional hearings. Producing internal/external communications materials such as bios, briefing memos, fact sheets, presentations, media reviews and analyses. Drafting and issuing approved external communications, such as press releases and social media posts.Assisting with the organization of events and briefings at the Center with senior OECD officials. Researching and responding to external queries for information on OECD data and reports. Monitoring news to identify articles of interest to the OECD.Desired Profile
Understanding of U.S. government, public policy issues, economics and role of international organizations. Fluent English speaker with excellent written skills. Other languages are a plus. Motivated, organized, and able to follow through on assignments. Produces accurate work, able to juggle multiple assignments and take initiative. Experienced with Microsoft Office and online research tools. Prior internship/public affairs/media experience a plus.
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 may be considered.
Apply here.