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Library Freedom Project - Intern

by chrissie Contributions Published on Nov 25, 2015 06:53 PM
The Library Freedom Project needs an intern!

The job posting listed is written by the people hiring, and are not necessarily reflective of the Free Software Foundation. All jobs must relate to free software positions.

This is a rare opportunity to work with Library Freedom Project, a radical and visionary organization that aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries. Library Freedom Project is a partnership among librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates that teaches librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and responsibilities, and digital tools to stop surveillance. We work closely with the ACLU, The Tor Project, and a coalition of other public interest groups fighting for a free internet and a more just society.

Our ideal intern has a special blend of the following skills and interests:

  • dedicated, passionate commitment to fighting systemic injustice in our local communities and beyond
  • demonstrated interest in privacy and surveillance issues (and how they fit into larger systems of injustice)
  • familiarity with the work of Library Freedom Project
  • some library experience or current enrollment in a library science graduate program
  • technical prowess and an eagerness to get deep in the weeds, including setting up privacy and security tools on your own computer (we'll teach you how, but you have to use them to do this job)
  • strong writing and public speaking skills (grantwriting experience a major plus)
  • some graphic and web design skills
  • ability to travel occasionally, possibly internationally
  • a ton of enthusiasm and a desire to work hard

Here's what we're offering

  • a once in a lifetime opportunity to work on some of the most exciting stuff happening in libraries, while fighting against an internet controlled by a handful of intelligence agencies and giant multinational corporations
  • a flexible 20 hours a month for a 3 month initial period (working remotely in the continental US), which may be extende for a further period (and more monthly hours) subject to mutual agreement
  • a monetary stipend and possible credit hours (subject to your school's stipulations)

People of color, women, LGBT persons, and other folks with marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Here are some things you might work on at LFP:

  • blogging about library privacy issues or working on bigger writing projects for major media publications
  • developing privacy class curricula
  • helping conduct anti-surveillance trainings for librarians or their local communities
  • assisting the executive director with fundraising
  • developing marketing materials
  • outreach stuff
  • working with some of our collaborative partners like ACLU or the Tor Project
  • other exciting and challenging projects based on your skills and interest

To apply, please send a resume/CV and two references to In the body of the email, please tell us why you're the perfect person for this internship. This position is open until filled.

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