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OPCW Internship Notice for Winter 2022

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by Impactpool

Published on: 18 September 2022

The OPCW internship programme is aimed at motivated students with an interest in gaining experience in international organisations. The programme normally provides work placements in the Technical Secretariat for a three to six month period. The objective of the internship is to provide you with first-hand experience in the day-to-day working environment of an international organisation. You will work with our international experts towards the OPCW mission to achieve a world permanently free of chemical weapons.


As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to our analytical work as well as the organisational policy of the OPCW.


Application Deadline: 6th October 2022

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:

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Example responsibilities of an intern, which depend on their placement, may include:

Administration Division:

    • 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;

Verification Division:

  • 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.

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