The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) is seeking candidate for a Research Assistant, Wikipedian in Residence, for this summer in San Mateo, California (Bay Area). This is a three month, full time, paid position, and while student status is welcome for internship credits, it is not a necessity.
This experience is a unique one, as OCLC is the first non-profit on the west coast to embrace the concept of the “Wikipedian in Residence,” which was cited an important trend regarding the future of museums and libraries via the Center for the Future of Museums recent TrendsWatch 2012. While extensive Wikipedia skills are a perk, they are not a requirement, you merely need to have a Wikipedia account, be in good standing in the community, and understand and feel comfortable editing the world’s largest encyclopedia. This would be a perfect opportunity for a library sciences student, interested in open sharing and where the future of libraries is going. You’d be a forerunner in this realm!