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FSFE is a charity dedicated to empowering users to control technology. We are working to build freedom in digital society. We operate in a lively environment of numerous volunteers from many countries and several full-time employees.

Olga Gkotsopoulou

My eleven months as trainee and part of the FSFE's international team, have been full with new things to learn, great people to meet, challenges to overcome and opportunities to grasp. There was never a boring day. I was involved in high-level legal and policy work as well as community building and awareness-raising activities. I was in the core preparation team of short and long-term campaigns.

Olga Gkotsopoulou, Intern 2017

FSFE is looking for smart, motivated interns to join our team. We offer

What you'll do:

Cellini Bedi


My internship at FSFE was great! The team was amazing and the work taught me a lot about Free Software, it opened my eyes to a lot of things. I enjoyed every second of my internship, I met different kinds of people and gained friendships that I will treasure forever.

Cellini Bedi, Intern 2016

Basic internship facts:

When an internship opening is announced (primarily in our newsletter), you will find more details about each specific internship there. Sometimes we offer longer internships, and other times we seek applicants with a specific focus (for instance students for summer internships).

Jan Weymeirsch

With my internship at the Free Software Foundation Europe, I was given the opportunity to work together with amazing and highly motivated people. I could bring in my existing skills in a meaningful way, as well as learn a whole lot of new technical methods and ways to enthuse people. In my usual field of statistics and data analysis, Free Software and Open Data becomes increasingly important and is a key to privacy-friendly and ethical Data Science, which is why I am so delighted to be able to contribute to the work the FSFE is doing.

Jan Weymeirsch, Intern 2018

Who we're looking for:

FSFE interns are a pretty diverse bunch. If you are interested in working on the frontline of technology policy and activism, then you've come to the right place. You're fired up about a free information society, and you've already done something to tell others why freedom matters? Then this internship is for you. Your academic background and qualifications matter less than your experience, your will to learn, and your ability to get things done. We expect:

Vincent Lequertier

I am passionate about Free Software and I always wanted to help with its promotion. That's why an offer to help the FSFE was a perfect fit for me. During my internship, I worked mostly on developing the FSFE's infrastructure and helped by adding documentation for specific tasks involving different services. Interns at FSFE are really useful, as they bring their experience and knowledge to the FSFE and, given the structure and openness of the organisation, are able to do meaningful work that has a real value.

Vincent Lequertier, Intern 2018

How to apply:

When there's an open position for an internship, this will be announced in our newsletter including information about the application deadline.

Currently open positions:

Each application must include, in English:

We do not generally accept unsolicited applications, but you can contact us at contact@fsfe.org. Please do not send any documents in Microsoft Word document format. We won't read them. Best use PDF instead.

We look forward to your application!

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