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Policy Intern at Business at OECD (BIAC) – 6-month internship
Based in Paris, Business at OECD (BIAC) is the officially recognised business voice to the OECD, conveying private sector perspectives and expertise to policymakers on a broad range of global economic governance and policy issues. Our members are the leading national business and employers organisations in OECD countries. We also represent business organisations in selected non-OECD member countries, as well as international sectoral business organisations.
Our internship program gives interns full access to the working environment of both Business at OECD and the OECD. As part of our team, working closely with a policy lead, interns can contribute to strengthening our strategic impact and policy work, including “translating” private sector priority issues in the field of global economic governance into policy papers and communications deliverables to different government and business audiences.
The Business at OECD Policy Internship Program is open to enrolled Master’s degree students1 in business administration, international affairs, political science, communications, or related fields.
The prospective intern will:
• Work closely with policy staff supporting a portfolio covering among others trade policy, China-related issues, environment & energy; flexibility will be required to work on other policy issues;
• Analyze OECD and other documents to identify their relevance for a wide range of business sectors represented in our membership;
• Consolidate input from our global private sector constituency, draft policy papers, comments and messages;
• Assist in coordinating meetings of our Business at OECD membership and with OECD counterparts;
• Participate in relevant OECD sessions and prepare reports;
• Provide support in the production of online, social media, and other written materials to engage our audiences and inform members.
Where and when?
• We are looking for an intern to start in early September 2022, ideally for a duration of 6 months full-time.
• The internship will be in Paris, France, and candidates should be entitled to an internship in France. Some remote working may be required.
• Paid internship.
Please send your complete application (CV and a cover letter) through the above contact form.
Business at OECD (BIAC) officially advises the OECD and its governments on economic policy and global governance. We are a member-based organization bringing together leading national business and employer federations from 50+ OECD and partner countries and their corporate members into our work with governments.
We do our work through the organization of multiple meetings per month, the publication of papers and communication deliverables, and the hosting of events for senior business and government representatives.
We have 29 active policy groups run by a small yet highly motivated Secretariat, making our office a fast-paced environment where multiple deadlines, concurrent meetings, and document publishing are part of our daily normal.
The Business at OECD (BIAC) Policy and Communications Internship Program is open to Master’s degree students in business, political science, communications, marketing, or in a related field. Our internship program gives interns full access to the working environment of both Business at OECD (BIAC) and the OECD. As part of our team, working directly with a senior policy and/or communications staff, interns can contribute to strengthening our strategic impact and policy work, including “translating” policy issues in the field of global economic governance into policy papers and communications deliverables to different government and business audiences.
On policy, the intern will analyze documents on a wide range of economic topics and identify their relevance for a wide range of business sectors represented in our membership. The intern will also help consolidate input from our global business constituency, and assist policy staff in business and government meetings. Excellent political tact and diplomacy will be needed to excel in this position.
On communications, the intern will provide support in the production of online, social media, and other written materials to engage our audiences, and in the organization of communications events.
What we are looking for
Students currently enrolled in a Master’s program, in the field of business, political science, communications, marketing, or in a related field.
We look for candidates with an understanding of business priorities.
Strong team players, capable of working in an intercultural environment.
Hold nationality from an OECD country.
Excellent command of and outstanding writing skills in English—a written test will be performed.
Where and when?
The internship program usually starts in September and January/February for a duration of 4 to 6 months. Other timing options can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
The internships take place on a full-time basis in Paris.
Potential interns are required to provide a signed Memorandum of Agreement from their university.