ICC Office of the Secretary General | 6-month Internship

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is seeking a full-time intern/stagiaire, as of June 2019, to work closely with the Chief of Staff in support of new and ongoing projects in the Office of the Secretary General.


Under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the intern will aid in the research, development, and communication of strategic projects and activities across a variety of policy areas and business functions. Examples of priority areas include, but are not limited to, trade and investment policy, climate change, market incentives, global inequality and the digital economy. The intern may also be asked to assist with ongoing projects, including but not limited to stakeholder engagement, business development and internal initiatives.


The ideal candidate will:

  • have a first university degree in politics, economics, international studies, business administration, law or public affairs (2nd year Master’s candidates strongly preferred);
  • be a native or fluent English speaker with excellent writing, analytical and organisational skills;
  • ideally have some experience in conducting research and preparing succinct briefs for senior management;
  • be a team player who is highly interested in gaining experience in an international policy environment within a dynamic team;
  • have some demonstrated knowledge of the UN system and WTO;
  • have outstanding communications and interpersonal skills;
  • be able to work autonomously and with little supervision;
  • demonstrate close attention to detail in all work produced.

Any private sector experience would be a plus. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is necessary.

The working language is English. Proficiency in French and any other language(s) is an asset.

Important information

  • Internships are remunerated according to French law. Internships are full-time. The average working week is 35 hours.
  • A “convention de stage”, or memorandum of agreement, established between ICC and the intern’s university or institute of origin is compulsory under French law. An application without this memorandum will not be considered.
  • The intern must have an appropriate third party liability insurance valid in France and social insurance (illness, work accident…).
  • Non-EU/EEA residents are required to provide a valid residence permit or obtain an appropriate visa from the French consulate.

Please send your CV, cover letter and contact details for two references to Claudia Pansa at recrutement_serviceRH@iccwbo.org by 3 May 2019. Candidates are asked to confirm their availability to begin the internship in June 2019.

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