Intern at the FSF
As an intern, you work closely with FSF staff members in your area of interest, such as campaign and community organizing, free software licensing, systems and network administration, GNU project support, or web development.
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.
We strongly prefer applicants able to work in-person at the FSF headquarters in downtown Boston, but applicants based elsewhere may also be considered.
Unfortunately, due to the complexities of US immigration law, applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents and do not have a visa allowing them to work in the US must work remotely from outside the US.
The campaigns team is particularly interested in an intern interested in working on the End Software Patents campaign. This campaign works to end the patentability of ideas in software. While other advocacy groups focus on bad or stupid patents, and on patent trolls, we emphasize that these are only symptoms of a fundamentally broken system. *No* software ideas should be patentable.
We're looking for an intern to join us for the summer to be part of the process of refreshing the campaign's Web site and online presence. It'll be an exciting time, featuring opportunities to research and write text about the practical and ethical problems with software patents, be part of a video production project, and learn how an advocacy campaign builds a broad coalition across small business leaders, free software advocates, large corporations, and academics.
The application period for spring internships is now open.
Deadline for applications: November 14, 2016
Next internship period: January 23rd to April 28th, 2017
Each position lasts for one twelve-week term. There are three terms: summer, fall, and spring. There can be some flexibility with start and end dates if necessary.
Any of the terms can be worked as either full time (forty hours per week) or part-time (twenty hours per week) positions. We will prefer candidates able to work full time, particularly during the summer term.
How to apply
Send a letter of interest and resume with two references by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure that your materials are in free software friendly formats (PDF and plain text work well), and include "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.
Please direct any questions about the program to email@example.com.