Applicants must be a citizen of an OPCW Member State.
Internship placements are offered throughout the Technical Secretariat which is divided into divisions. Many divisions are comprised by different branches. You can read more about the work of the divisions and their branches through the following links:
Example responsibilities of an intern, which depend on their placement, may include:
- Providing administrative assistance;
- Support internal and external learning activities, as well as interventions following the OPCW employee engagement survey, a review of the Performance Management and Learning system including contribution to the review of the current policy;
- Responding to requests for technical assistance and diagnosing hardware and software issues;
Secretariat for the Policy-Making Organs:
- Supporting the meetings of the Policy-Making Organs;
- Managing databases, input information, data (e.g., regarding the scheduled chemicals) or participation in Software Development and Data Analytics activities, especially if interested in working at the Declarations Branch;
Office of Strategy and Policy:
- Research and draft documentation on incidents of chemical weapons use, non-routine missions, chemical security, engagement with international organisations and chemical industry, education and outreach, counter-terrorism, and science and technology;
External Relations Division:
- Attending OPCW's social events;
- Updating and posting supervised social media and website content; respond to web correspondence, social media posts, and emails.