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Jobs at the FSFE

The FSFE is a charity dedicated to empowering users to control technology. We are working to build freedom in digital society. The organisation depends on its diverse staff from different professional backgrounds. Learn about the various opportunities for your engagement for Free Software.

We are looking for smart, motivated people who want to dedicate their work time for the advancement of Free Software on numerous levels. The FSFE is open for most employment forms: full-time or part-time, internships, traineeships or working student jobs, based at our main office or remotely – we are looking forward to get to know you!

About the FSFE

Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives and it is important that technology empowers rather than restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt, and share software. These rights help support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press, and privacy.

The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination. It enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption, encourages people to use and develop Free Software, and provides resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.

The FSFE operates in a lively environment of numerous volunteers from many countries and several full-time employees. We are involved in many activities in social, political, legal, and technical areas that are driven by staff and volunteers.

Matthias Kirschner, President of the FSFE
Alexandra Busch, former FSFE intern

Our offer to you

As part of the FSFE's staff, you will work for important issues that shape our today's and future society. You will drive activities for a dynamic and relevant NGO. You can enjoy the freedom to take the initiative and put your ideas into practice. The exchange with colleagues and communities will open your mind and connect you with various actors in your working area and beyond.

You will become member of a diverse staff, with some located in Berlin around our main office and some working fully remotely. Moreover you will also be part of the FSFE's community, a broad and large group of people spread all over Europe and beyond. That is why good communication is a key asset for us which will keep you in touch with the multitude of activities going on within the organisation.

Your opportunities

Due to our wide focus on public awareness, policy advocacy, legal support, research, education, and the technical environment we operate in, we appreciate talents from all these spheres. The FSFE also depends on a solid administrative backbone for financial and office operations.

For permanent positions, please have a look at the latest job openings listed below. For each position, we describe the individual profile, tasks, and requirements in detail. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept unsolicited applications for permanent positions, but you can contact us if you have questions.

Another cornerstone of our staff are interns and trainees. They enjoy the freedom to look into different working areas and get to know a pan-European NGO from the very inside. Applications for these positions are welcome any time, but slots are limited. We have listed more details on a dedicated page.

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

To stay up-to-date with new job opportunities, we recommend to follow our news and sign up for the monthly newsletter. To bridge the time between your general interest in the FSFE and your application and eventually job start date, you are also welcome to contribute as a volunteer to the FSFE and Free Software as a whole.

We are looking forward to your application!

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