Start your career with OCLC: internships and fellowships


The OCLC Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers several internship opportunities designed to provide robust real-world work experiences for college students. Although the majority of the intern openings are targeted toward members of underrepresented groups as defined in a manner consistent with the EEO-1 race/ ethnicity reporting classifications, all students are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 28, 2013, with an anticipated start date of no later than June 18, 2013. These internships are open to candidates matriculating toward an academic degree (either undergraduate or graduate) at an accredited college or university. All applicants must provide proof of enrollment during the application process and before the internship starts.

The 2013 internship offerings are:

  • Data Services Intern, Job ID 2164
  • Finance Intern, Job ID 2167
  • Global Product Management Intern (Washington, D.C.), Job ID 2168
  • Global Systems and IT Intern, Job ID 2169
  • Human Resources Intern, Job ID 2170
  • Legal Intern, Job ID 2171
  • Network Library Services Intern (OH), Job ID 2173
  • Network Library Services Intern (CA), Job ID 2172
  • Product Management Intern, Job ID 2162
  • Quality Assurance Technical Intern, Job ID 2125
  • Total Member Care Intern, Job ID 2174
  • Video Production Intern, Job ID 2161


OCLC's Diversity Fellowship Program presents an opportunity unlike any other. As the world's leading library cooperative, OCLC offers global exposure through its enterprise-wide product portfolios and operations. The OCLC Diversity Fellow will spend time in an assigned host unit, such as Metadata Contract Services, working on contract cataloging-related services, or in Research, working on a feasibility project to assess the viability of WorldCat® holdings data to support bibliometric analysis of use to university libraries and research administrators.

The 2013 fellowship opportunities are:

  • Diversity Fellow (WorldCat Quality Management), Job ID 2163
  • Diversity Fellow (Global Product Management), Job ID 2165
  • Diversity Fellow (Research), Job ID 2166

Fellowship qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or other graduate degree in technology with a special emphasis in libraries or other cultural heritage institutions (granted by July 2013)
  • Have less than three (3) years of postgraduate work experience
  • Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity in issues of diversity and inclusion: strong awareness of other cultures and viewpoints, appreciation for the benefits of diversity in the workplace and library community, behavior that demonstrates the ability to work with people at all levels and from different backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills that include the ability to organize work plans and processes toward a targeted outcome
  • Exceptional communication skills—written, oral, small group presentation
  • Selected individual must represent historically underrepresented groups (i.e., defined in a manner consistent with the EEO-1 race/ethnicity reporting classifications)

OCLC strives to create a diverse workplace in which people can realize their full potential irrespective of gender, race/ ethnicity/tribe, age, religion, language, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, work style, work experience, job role and function, thinking style, personality type, socio-economic status or any other dimension of diversity.

To be considered for these and other OCLC positions, please go to the OCLC Career Center, click on the position and create a personal profile by uploading your resume.  If you have already created a profile with OCLC, simply log in to your profile to begin the application process.