FSF launches internship for free software activists

By   |  May 8, 2009

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has launched a new internship programme for free software activists and has opened applications for its first round of openings which close on May 25.

The programme is intended to provide opportunities for students to work closely with FSF staff members for twelve-week terms in core areas of the FSF’s work, including campaign and community organising, free software licensing, systems and network
administration, GNU project support, and web development.

“We have provided internships on and off over the years, but we’re excited to be able to offer these more permanent educational opportunities. We’re looking forward to working with and learning from students, and I’m glad that as part of our continued growth we are able to offer a place where students concerned with free software ethics can help advance a cause they care about,” said John Sullivan, FSF’s operations manager.

The internships are unpaid, but the FSF will provide the documentation needed for students to receive funding or credit from outside sources. A limited number of positions are available, and priority will be given to candidates able to work full-time on-site at the FSF headquarters in Boston.

Further details about the programme are available on the FSF website.

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