Internship in education governance at the OECD (Paris)Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

03/07/2018 Team IPPA


Applicants must have student status and be available to work in Paris between 3-6 months. The deadline for applications is Friday, 31 August 2018.


Strategic Education Governance (SEG)
What models of governance are effective in complex education systems? Which tools can help manoeuvre the reality of education governance?
In the past decades many countries have decentralised governance structures, giving more autonomy to local or school levels. In all systems an increasing number of stakeholders (teachers, parents, students, unions, companies etc.) are involved in deciding how education should be designed, delivered and monitored. These trends have increased the complexity of education systems, leaving decision makers on all governance levels
with the question of how to successfully manoeuvre in this highly dynamic policy area.

Part of the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), the SEG project works through analytical research, peer learning seminars, and thematic conferences to bring together state-of-the-art conceptual thinking with country experiences and concrete tools. In 2018/2019 the project carries out countrybased peer learning seminars, pursues development of the accountability and knowledge governance modules for its nascent policy toolkit, as well as continuing research on new modes of governance.

We are looking for individuals with an interest in education governance, as well as with skills in any or all of the following areas:
- Research and analysis; particularly research methodology (quantitative and/or qualitative);
- Expertise in governance, indicator development, accountability, stakeholder inclusion;
- Editing and proofreading papers for publication;
- Familiarity with event organisation;
- Strong writing skills in English;
- Good team-player and comfortable working in a multicultural environment.

The internship is aimed at Master and PhD students of all related fields such as political science, economics, social sciences, education research, public policy, public administration. Please note that the successful applicant must have student status and be available to work full-time in Paris between 3 and 6 months.
Applicants are asked to submit the following documents together with an envisioned starting date:
- Cover letter/ letter of motivation demonstrating interest in education governance (1 page);
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Recent writing sample (e.g. term paper).

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 August 2018. The earliest starting date is 3 Nov 2018.


Applications should be sent to:
Claire Shewbridge (project lead),
Florian Köster (analyst),

Should questions remain please do not hesitate to let us know.