Paid Internship Opportunities in Legal/Policy Analysis at the OECD Investment Division: Apply!!!

Are you passionate about international investment and eager to make a difference in global policy? The International Investment Governance (IIG) Unit within the OECD Investment Division invites applications for several Internship positions, commencing September 2024.


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a global organization consisting of 38 member countries dedicated to fostering policies that enhance the economic and social well-being of people worldwide. Through collaboration with governments, policymakers, and citizens, the OECD addresses various challenges, from economic performance to education and combating international tax evasion.

The OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF) plays a pivotal role in financial and enterprise issues. Aligned with the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General, DAF’s core mission is to support inclusive economic growth and better lives by setting standards, providing technical assistance, and facilitating cooperation across OECD Directorates and external stakeholders.

Within DAF, the Investment Division (INV) advises OECD Member and partner governments on international investment law and policy, sustainable development, and foreign direct investment statistics.

Internship Details

The IIG Unit seeks Interns to contribute to legal/policy research and analysis in international investment. Successful candidates will work under the supervision of Policy/Legal Analysts, aiding in ongoing projects in two primary workstreams:

1. Investment Screening Mechanisms and National Security Policies

  • Conducting research on investment screening mechanisms and related policies.
  • Analyzing legal and institutional arrangements and their interactions with economic parameters.
  • Summarizing research findings and contributing to meetings and workshops.

2. Investment Treaties

  • Researching investment treaties and treaty policies.
  • Collecting and analyzing data on substantive standards of protection.
  • Exploring mechanisms available to modify international investment agreements.

Candidate Profile

Academic and Professional Background

  • Master’s student in international economic law, economic law, international relations, or related fields.


  • Excellent command of English or French (OECD’s official languages), with a working knowledge of the other being beneficial.

Key Competencies

  • Knowledge of public international law, international investment law, and investment treaty law.
  • Interest in international investment geopolitics and geoeconomic issues.
  • Experience with micro-data handling and econometric techniques.
  • Strong communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a multicultural environment.

Eligibility and Application

  • Primarily open to nationals of OECD member countries.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time degree program related to OECD’s work.
  • Internship duration: minimum 4 months, preferably 6 months.
  • Full-time (40 hours/week) or part-time arrangements possible.
  • Preference for on-site work in Paris, with remote options considered based on circumstances.

To apply:

  1. Fill out the OECD internship program application here.
  2. Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected][email protected], and [email protected] by April 15, 2024. Mention “Internship Application” in the subject line, along with your full name and the preferred workstream(s).

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information on the OECD Internship Programme, visit our website.

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