Data Analytics, Reporting and Quality Control (DARQ)

As part of the Declarations Branch, DARQ is the section responsible for expanding the Branch’s analytical capabilities through the design and implementation of high performing and scalable information management systems (Verification Information System (VIS) and a data warehouse), thereby enabling the Branch to make sound decisions using consistent, secured, and trusted information. Additionally, DARQ is supporting external customers (Member States) through the development and maintenance of Electronic Declarations for National Authorities (EDNA) and the Secure Information Exchange system (SIX) tools aimed to increase efficiencies of declaration preparation and secure and timely transmission of classified information.

Internship assignments:

The Declarations Branch (DEB) is looking for two interns for the following projects:

Project 1: Proof of concept on the CWC most traded scheduled chemicals using open sources

Project 2: Data Analytics and Automated Testing

The main tasks will include:

Project 1

  • Identifying and evaluation additional open sources on the most traded scheduled chemicals regarding their regulated footprint during the trade
  • Initiating a proof of concept with a State Party to validate the applicability and usefulness of the use of open source data in the context of resolving Transfer Discrepancies.

Project 2

  • ETL development, data modelling, reporting and visualisation.
  • Help to create a proof of concept for automated testing of the existing DEB applications.

Other common tasks would be producing informative materials that can be used to engage with audiences outside the OPCW (especially the chemical industry and also representatives from States Parties to the CWC) and supporting meetings and workshops organised by DEB.


Project 1

Applicants must have an academic background in business related majors such as Management Information Systems of a closely related field that includes research, analytics, project management, and technology coursework.

Project 2

Applicants must have a completed academic background in a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Information Management or a closely related field (a Master’s degree in progress is preferred).

Language proficiency

  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • A good working knowledge of one or more of the OPCW official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.

Internship period:

The internship is offered on a full time basis, for a minimum of three (3) months and normally up to a maximum of six (6) months.

Working hours

The internship working hours shall not exceed forty (40) hours per week.