OPEC Big Data Project

Deadline: 28 February 2018 - Internship Code: DSD/STA/18


Situated in the heart of Vienna, Austria, the Secretariat of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is offering an exciting, full-time internship opportunity in its Data Services Department.

The Data Services Department acts as a central, timely provider of reliable up-to-date data, documentation and information pertaining to energy markets, the oil market in particular, and renders IT development services.


  • To work on the development of the OPEC Big Data Project on the IT side.
  • To develop data visualization and presentation methods for various data sets.
  • To implement statistical analysis.
  • To co-operate closely with the Statistics Team and Development Team on the Project.

Duration: 3 months.


The successful candidate will be enrolled at least in the final year of a recognized university programme preferably in computer science, data science or related fields.

Preferred qualifications

  • Genuine innovative interest in data and statistical related subjects, IT development, data science and the oil market.
  • Computer programming skills: JavaScript, Python, Hadoop, JQuery, CSS, HTML and Excel with VBA.
  • Interest in big data techniques, software design, data mining and thorough understanding of information architecture.
  • Appreciable communication skills.
  • Analytical, innovative with a perseverant personality.
  • Presentable with positive manners and behaviour.
  • Outstanding English skills (speaking and technical writing).

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their CV and academic credentials, by email to internship@opec.org by 28 February 2018.