Water Quality Internship – Paris – Jan 11th deadline!

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), based in Paris, France, is seeking a motivated intern to work on water quality and chemicals within the Water Team of the Environment Directorate.   Find out more about the opportunity here .

The candidate would primarily help with research on new methods for water quality monitoring, and with setting up an OECD Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Water Quality Monitoring. Research, data analysis and drafting, tasks could include: • Set up a survey, market analysis and/or patent analysis on water quality monitoring trends, gaps and needs in OECD countries; • Draft case studies on water quality monitoring methods in OECD countries; • Prepare background documents for the OECD Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Water Quality Monitoring; • Draft policy highlights or brief on Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Communication and outreach, tasks could include: • Support the establishment of an OECD Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Water Quality Monitoring; • Prepare presentations and meeting documentation; • Prepare communications material; • Participate in meetings and seminars.

Ideal Candidate Profile : Academic • Full time student in a discipline related to biology, ecotoxicology, chemistry, health sciences, environmental sciences, environmental economics or a related discipline; • Enrolment in a Master’s or Doctoral degree is desirable. Professional experience and skills • Experience or training in a subject relevant to water quality monitoring; and/or chemicals assessment; and/or water policy (preferably water quality policy); and/or chemical policy; • Excellent writing skills and ability to expressing ideas in English: proven ability to draft short and long pieces is essential. • Knowledge about endocrine disruption is desirable. Languages • Written and spoken fluency in English; • Knowledge of other OECD languages would be an asset.

For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: achievement focus, drafting skills, analytical thinking, teamwork and organisational skills.

This offer is for a full-time position for 6 months, ideally starting in March 2023. Applicants need to be enrolled in university for the full duration of the internship. • The internship will take place at the OECD office in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris (France). Part-time remote working arrangements can be considered. • Interns at the OECD do not receive a salary. However, the OECD grants a contribution to living expenses of around 1,000 Euros per calendar month worked. • Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and a short motivation email including their potential start date to Marijn Korndewal (marijn.korndewal@oecd.org). •

The deadline for applications is 11 January 2024 at 23:59 pm Central European Time. Online interviews are expected to take place on 18 and 19 January. More information about internships at the OECD can also be found at the following link: https://www.oecd.org/careers/internship-programme/

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