Opportunities

We will be accepting internship applications three times during the year. All deadlines will be indicated in advance.

Select a branch below to learn more about its internship opportunities. If there is a specific branch of OPCW that you are interested in, please indicate your interest in the application form. We cannot assure specific placements based on your interest as all applications will be evaluated by the relevant branches individually. You will be informed in advance of the placement within a specific branch and your confirmation will be requested.

Assistance and Protection Branch
The Assistance and Protection Branch (APB) provides States Parties with information about a variety of protective measures against chemical weapons
Government Relations and Political Affairs Branch
Provides policy and operational support to the Executive Management of the Technical Secretariat.
Human Resources Branch
Provides and sustains a quality Human Resources Management System to ensure that the Technical Secretariat can fulfil its functions efficiently and effectively
Implementation Support Branch
Supports States Parties in their efforts to implement the CWC
Inspectorate Management Branch
Provides administrative, financial, and project support to the Director of the Inspectorate and Inspectors who perform OPCW inspections in the area of Chemical Weapons and Industry
International Cooperation Branch
The international cooperation programmes are based on the provisions of the CWC relating to economic and technological development of States Parties
Media and Public Affairs Branch
Responsible for the production and distribution of public information
Office of the Legal Adviser
Provides legal advice to the Director-General and the Technical Secretariat, and to the policy-making organs and States Parties
Office of Strategy and Policy
Coordinates with all relevant units of the Secretariat to enhance OPCW's contribution to global anti-terrorism efforts and global efforts aimed at ensuring non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
OPCW Laboratory
The OPCW laboratory is the OPCW’s centre of chemical analysis and works within the Verification Division
OPCW Library
The Ron G. Manley Library in the OPCW is the knowledge center within the organization, and is part of the Staff Development and Training section of the Human Resources Branch.
Protocol and Visa Branch
Functions as the main liaison office of the OPCW, contributing to the formal relations of the Technical Secretariat with the States Parties, the Host Nation and the municipality.
Secretariat for the Policy-Making Organs
Provides support to the policy-making organs and the subsidiary bodies of the OPCW.