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Fall internships with the Free Software Foundation: Deadline extended to August 7th

by Georgia Young Contributions Published on Jul 17, 2015 03:14 PM
Do you believe that free software is crucial to a free society?

We have extended the application deadline for fall internships to August 7th.

Do you want to help people learn why free software matters, and how to use it? Do you want to dig deep into software freedom issues like copyleft, Digital Restrictions Management, or surveillance and encryption?

The Free Software Foundation is looking for fall interns to work in one of three areas: spend the semester contributing to our campaigns, licensing, or technical team.

These positions are unpaid, but the FSF will provide any appropriate documentation you might need to receive funding and school credit from outside sources. We place an emphasis on providing hands-on educational opportunities for interns in which they work closely with staff mentors on semester-long projects that match their skills and interest.

Our current campaigns intern is focusing on computer user privacy and encryption, expanding our Email Self-Defense project. Past licensing interns have worked to improve the Free Software Directory and analyzed the compatibility of other licenses with the GPL. And a past sysadmin intern did extensive work to set up our StatusNet instance.

Fall internships begin on or about August 31st and run through December 4th. We prefer candidates who are able to work in our Boston office, but may consider remote interns. The deadline to apply for a fall internship at the Free Software Foundation is July 31st.

To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume with two references to Please send all application materials in free software-friendly formats like .pdf, .odt, and .txt. Use "Fall internship application" as the subject line of your email. Please include links to your writing, design, or coding work if it applies -- personal, professional, or class work is acceptable. URLs are preferred, though email attachments in free formats are acceptable, too. Learn more about our internships, and direct any questions to

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