Internship opening in education governance at OECD for Masters/PhD studentsOECD's Education and Skills Directorate, earliest start 10/2017

01/08/2017 Léa Monnier


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 2017-18 the project addresses issues related to new modes of governance and indicator development. We are looking for individuals with an interest in education governance as well as any or all of these skills:

  • Research and analysis;
  • Expertise in governance, stakeholder inclusion, capacity building;
  • Knowledge of research methodology (quantitative and/or qualitative);
  • Editing and proofreading papers for publication;
  • Event organisation;
  • Strong writing skills in English;
  • Good team-player and comfortable working in a multicultural environment.


The opening is recurring with the earliest starting date 1 October 2017. The envisioned duration is 3 to 6 months; and will take place at the OECD headquarters in Paris, France.


Requested documents: 

a) cover letter/letter of motivation (1 page),

b) CV

c) recent writing sample (e.g. term paper).


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 applicants must have student status and be available to work in Paris between 3 and 6 months.

For further information please contact:

Claire Shewbridge (project lead):
Florian Köster (analyst):