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 application period for spring internships is now open.
Deadline for applications: January 15th, 2016
Next internship period: January 31st to April 29th, 2016
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.
Intern for the International Day Against DRM
The International Day Against DRM (IDAD) is the world's largest anti-DRM event and growing ever year. This intern will work with the campaigns team, doing a combination of the following activities, depending on experience and areas of interest:
- providing support organizing local events
- devising creative tactics for activism
- writing blog posts and emails
- networking with organizations and community groups
- Web development
People of all ages are welcome, and this internship can be part time or full time depending on your schedule. Full time interns will complete a supervised Independent research project that ties in to IDAD or the broader work of the Free Software Foundation.
Preferred locations: Boston or Washington, DC but we may consider other locations, please specify this in your application.
How to apply
Send a letter of interest and resume with two references by e-mail to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.