Thursday, 15 August 2013
Since my fellow students already blogged about how beautiful and magical Paris is, let me tell you more about my internship at the OECD (Yes, it’s the one with the Chateau!).
I work at the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF). At DAF, we write papers to identify and design the best practices and policies for governments in order to keep the global markets open, competitive, and sustainable.
Did I just hear you say writing papers, isn’t that what PhD or Honours students do? Yes, and I am neither of them. Here at the OECD, interns are given so many learning opportunities and never will you be left alone in the dark. Employees at the OECD can also take free French or English classes to improve help them improve their second language (I really need to take more French classes just so I can order something else other than croissants for morning tea).
If I were to summarise OECD in one word it would be “diversity”. Here, not only will you meet and work with the most talented people from all over the world, but you also work on tasks that are part of a bigger picture that affect the lives of millions.