Water quality and chemical policy summer intern

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, France 🇫🇷

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), based in Paris, France, is seeking a motivated intern to work on water quality and chemical policy issues within the Water Team of the Environment Directorate, during the summer of 2018.

The intern would primarily help with research and drafting for a report on policies to manage contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), focused on pharmaceuticals. Tasks would include drafting short and concise case studies and conducting a literature review. The intern may also be expected to provide support, as needed, to the OECD Roundtable on Financing Water, which may include background research and assistance with organisation of related meetings.

Examples of recent work by the Water Team can be found here: http://www.oecd.org/water/

In particular, please refer to the OECD report Diffuse Pollution, Degraded Waters and the outcomes of the recent workshop on CECs.

Candidates would need to be interested in the topic, have some experience/training in a subject relevant to water policy (preferably water quality policy) and/or chemical policy, and be good at expressing ideas in English (spoken and written). Proven ability to draft short and long pieces is essential. Capacity to develop policy-relevant analyses and recommendations would be a plus.

The internship would be of 4 months duration from 1 May to 31 August, 2018. A small stipend would be provided by OECD. The work is based in Paris.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and cover letter in English by 11 April to Hannah Leckie ([email protected]) and Xavier Leflaive ([email protected]). Please use the subject line “Application for a Water Intern”. Phone interviews with selected candidates will take place in mid-late April.

Please note that to be eligible for this internship, the candidate will need to be a citizen of an OECD member country, and in full-time education (e.g. between years 1 and 2 of a 2-year Master’s programme).