Wiki Editors Scheme

Interested in global energy politics? Basic computer skills? Looking for a chance to get your work in print?

Through the launch of its OpenOil Editors Scheme, OpenOil is offering the chance for selected students or recent graduates to contribute to a global series of guides covering the extractive industries worldwide. In return we offer you the chance to contribute to our publications. You will also receive basic training in wiki editing skills, support from head office, a certificate and a copy of the book you contributed to over the course of the internship period. As a distance internship, we can offer the flexibility to fit in contributions around your studies or work commitments.

To see what you could be sinking your teeth into, take a look at our growing family of guides at

What are the wiki guides?

A pioneering series of country-level natural resource reference guides, consisting of fully-sourced articles of between 100-1,000 words in English and local languages summarising contracts, assets, issues, policies and the geopolitics of producing countries. Think of a ‘Wikipedia’ for the global energy sector. We also export to print book, e-book and smart phone apps. The guides create a richer info sphere on the worldwide extractives sector and many are already in the hands of key decision makers and opinion formers in the countries covered to date.

Are you bi- or multi-lingual?

Maybe you could get involved in translating or building our materials in French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Farsi, Russian… or other languages.

What are we asking for?

An initial voluntary 60-hour commitment to editing one of our wikis, working alongside other students grouped by country. Following this, there may be the opportunity to continue with a paid Stage 2 phase of editing, helping us to build out our range of materials globally.


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