Internship at The OECD Directorate of Education and Skills (Abu Dhabi, UAE)Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

26/11/2018 Team IPPA


The OECD Directorate for Education and Skills is looking for a motivated intern to join the OECD Country Reviews team for a six months internship starting January 2019. The selected candidate will work with a dynamic team primarily on reviewing education policies in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). 


The OECD National Reviews of Education Policies

A National Review of Education Policy is a study undertaken to provide custom, independent, in-depth analysis and advice for a single country (or a sub-national education jurisdiction). A National Review can examine a nation’s entire education system, one level of education, or a policy area or educational process, such as evaluation and assessment within school education, or integrity in education.National Reviews of Education Policy use a mixed-methods approach, combining analysis of national and international data resources, analysis of national policy documents and research, and intensive field-based interviewing by OECD review teams.


The OECD has undertaken over 40 reviews of education systems in OECD and non-member countries, including Colombia, Greece, Indonesia, Japan and the Netherlands.

For further information please visit the website or PDF  document


Expected tasks

  • Data collection: Support the country review by collecting relevant data from different databases to provide contextual information as well as provide a comprehensive picture of the country.
  • Drafting and Editing: Provide support in drafting and editing chapters
  • Organisation tasks: Support the team in planning dissemination, discussion and follow-up activities.
  • Analytical Support: Carry out research to further build OECD’s knowledge on the various education policies such as teacher policies, curriculum, student assessment, school improvement, education financing and governance.


Position Requirements

  • Interest in public policies and education policies in particular
  • Enrolled in an advanced tertiary education programme (Master’s or Doctorate programme)
  • Excellent drafting capacity in English
  • Fluent in Modern Standard Arabic (writing, speaking and reading)
  • Proven quantitative and qualitative analytical and research skills
  • Strong statistical skills (knowledge of a statistical software is a plus)
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Capable of working in a team in a multicultural and international environment


How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Manuela Fitzpatrick ( and Soumaya Maghnouj (


Important Dates

Deadline for applications: December 7th 2018.

Pre-selected candidates will be asked to take an online test on the December 12th at 2 pm Paris time.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview mid December 2018.