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Women's Caucus internship opportunity

by deborah Contributions Published on Aug 02, 2010 03:17 PM
The Women's Caucus is seeking an intern to assist with its work to increase the number of women involved in free software.

Caucus projects include: providing resources for projects and organizations wishing to improve their recruitment and retention of women, raising the profile of women who are currently participating in the promotion, improvement or development of free software, and bringing free software to girls and young women. We're especially interested in candidates with good writing skills, a strong commitment to free software, and a genuine desire to see an increased number of women involved in the free software movement.

Duties include:

Writing, creating promotional materials, researching funding opportunities, making connections with like-minded organizations, and generally helping us promote the Caucus.

You can either work in the Free Software Foundation's Boston office or remotely. This posting is hosted by the FSF with supervision by an individual member of the Caucus. All candidates will be considered regardless of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, handicap, family status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class or group status. This is a 12-week position for the fall, with some flexibility on the start and end times. Please let us know how many hours per week you will have available.

All applicants must be:

  • open-minded and tolerant of others,
  • able to work as part of a team, and
  • interested in the ethical ramifications of computing.

Send a letter of interest and resume with two references by e-mail to Make sure that your materials are in free software friendly formats (PDF and plain text work well), and include "Women's Caucus Internship" in your subject line. If you can, please include links to sites you've made (personal blogs are okay!), designs or code you've done, and -- most of all -- things you've written. Please include these as URLs, though email attachments in free formats are acceptable too. You will be asked to employ free software tools like;, Inkscape, Mediawiki, and GIMP. Be sure to mention if you already have experience with free software!

This position is unpaid. We will complete any documentation that will help you obtain school credit.

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