Internship – Public Sector Integrity


Candidate Profile
•    University degree in economics, public policy, public administration, political and social sciences or law.
•    Affinity with one or more of the following topics: public sector integrity, anti-corruption, internal control, audit or public procurement.
•    Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
•    An excellent written and oral 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 (especially of OECD member countries) would be an advantage.
•    Core Competencies: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills.
•    The Intern is required to be enrolled in a university programme during the internship.

The internship duration is foreseen for 6 months, with the possibility of extension. The expected starting date is 1 October 2018 (or soon after).

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and motivation letter to Mr. Jeroen Michels ( by 28 July 2018. Interns at the OECD do not receive a salary. However, the OECD grants a contribution to living expenses of about 702 euros per full month worked.
The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD’s mission – Better Policies for Better Lives – promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. It provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.
The Public Governance and Territorial Development (GOV) works to help governments at all levels design and implement strategic, evidence-based and innovative policies to strengthen public governance, respond effectively to diverse and disruptive economic, social and environmental challenges and deliver on government’s commitments to citizens. We provide a forum for policy dialogue and exchange, common standards and principles, comparative international data and analysis to support innovation and reform across the OECD, policy reviews and practical recommendations targeted to the reform priorities of specific governments.

The Public Sector Integrity Division (PSI) within the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate supports governments in the design and implementation of comprehensive integrity and anticorruption policies. To do so, PSI develops standards and guiding principles, facilitates policy dialogue, and generates comparative country data. PSI also leads OECD work on public procurement to supports government efforts to transform the procurement process into a strategic government function.
PSI is looking for an Intern to support the activities of the Division, with a focus on the preparations for the 2018 Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum in March 2019. With over 1800 participants from 115 countries representing relevant policy communities, sectors and professions, the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum has become the premium annual public forum on integrity and anti-corruption worldwide. A truly multi-stakeholder event, the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum uniquely brings together government, business and civil society leaders and experts on equal footing, advancing the policy debate on the broadest possible range of issues related to integrity and anti-corruption with the desk research, analytical work on cutting edge themes, drafting assignments, and organization of events and field missions.

Main Responsibilities
•    Support innovation in the global integrity agenda through research and publications on selected anti-corruption topics;
•    Contribute to public sector integrity assessments of specific countries through research and analysis of data and information;
•    Contribute to the organisation of the 2019 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum. This includes drafting of background notes, session outlines, speeches, speaker invitations;
•    Contribute to the programme of work of the Division as required.