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Internship Opportunity Allows Military Veterans to Transition to Private Sector

"I am thankful Oracle offers veterans the opportunity to learn from the high-caliber talent they employ." - Lindsay S., Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Intern

As part of the 12-week Oracle Veteran Internship Program, Lindsay is a Datacenter Program Manager Intern in the Datacenter Services team in Seattle, Washington. Her team focuses on facilitating new region builds, as well as expansions for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Lindsay is originally from Pennsylvania, where she lived until she joined the US Navy. Both her father and grandfather are Navy veterans, so she definitely feels like they helped influence her decision to join. “I served for six years as an Electronics Technician, and finished with an associate’s degree before separating and beginning work for the Department of Defense,” she recalls of her time serving her country. “I did that for about two years before deciding to pivot a bit in my career path and pursue a degree.” While studying Information Science and Technology from Pennsylvania State University, Lindsay worked as an Engineering Support Specialist, gaining additional skills for her new career path. She expects to receive her Bachelor of Science by next spring.

Unit camaraderie and cohesion both distinguish military veterans. Lindsay offers that, from her previous military experience, teamwork is key. “Sharing knowledge, advice, lessons learned, and information makes the team and/or organization more efficient, and keeps everyone well-informed. The more efficient and well-informed all members of the team are, the more successful it will be.”

She adds, “I think celebrating Military Appreciation Month this year is particularly special to me, because of the fact that I’m participating in the Oracle Veteran Internship Program. I’m thankful that Oracle offers veterans, such as myself, the opportunity to work next to the high-caliber talent they employ, as well as the opportunity to develop professionally while integrated in Oracle’s culture.”

Finally, Lindsay would like other Oracle employees to understand the impact that the Oracle Veteran Internship Program has on the participating veteran interns. “The opportunity to gain experience at such a large and successful company is very different from most of the military experiences we’ve had,” she says. “This opportunity goes a long way to aid in our transition from the military to the private sector, as well as to set us up for a successful future.”

Lindsay will graduate from the program in June. We wish her the best of luck!

If you’re looking to join an inclusive employer that values experience from the full military community, learn more about our Oracle careers for veterans and military spouses.

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