Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (Summer 2019)

The OECD Internship Programme has been designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General. Its main goal is to give to successful candidates an opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills as well as the experience to work in a truly international environment.

Retained candidates will carry out research and provide statistical and technical support for analytical work, under the direction of an OECD official.

Eligibility

  • Must be a McGill full-time undergraduate or graduate student, returning to their current registered faculty in fall 2019.
  • Must 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 would be an asset.

The host organization is currently recruiting McGill interns for summer 2019.

Download the internship posting: PDF icon OECD - Summer 2019 [.pdf]

Carefully review the OECD website, select three directorates of interest, and specify these in your cover letter. Your academic interested and professional experience should compliment these choices.

Carefully read application instructions before submitting your documents. Completed applications should be submitted via email to ion [at] mcgill.ca

Please note: If you are applying to a second degree at McGill and waiting for a response, you must hold a confirmation of acceptance by the application deadline and include it with your application material.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications closed for 2019.

SELECTION: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, within two weeks of application deadline. Please do not email to inquire about the status of your application. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide a full commitment to the internship selection process by the OECD (potentially lasting up to two months) and waive any other internship opportunity at this time.

A formal acceptance of an ION internship is a final decision, and under no circumstances (unless health or family-related) can a student withdraw from the internship after accepting. The consequence of this would be refusal of candidature for future ION internship opportunities. Please remember, revoking a spot in one of the organizations means also revoking it from another student who might have had the opportunity to take it.

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit their candidature in the OECD talent pool.

Successful candidates will receive an award from McGill University valued at $4,000 - $6,000.

Successful candidates are required to attend the following sessions:

  • Cross-Cultural Workshop
  • Interns Responsibilities and Guidelines
  • University-Wide Pre-Departure Session
  • Internship Workshop: Success in a Professional Environment
  • Reception for Awards Recipients
  • Internship Debriefing Session (September)