Open internship position as a technical intern
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 with volunteers from many countries. We are looking for a technical intern to join our team for three months, taking part in the work to rewrite and implement a new account management system.
What we can offer is:
- A challenging and exciting time with a dynamic NGO working internationally
- A close-up view of organisational and community processes
- A chance to take the initiative and put your ideas into practice
What you'll do:
- Contribute to the FSFE's ongoing project to rewrite (from scratch!) our account management system, focusing on primarily the front-end system
- Contribute to our other projects, interacting with our volunteer community
- General office tasks
- Work with our system administrators and other staff and volunteers
Be sure to read our pages about internships in general before applying!
Location: Berlin, Germany. Please note the FSFE has no ability to help with accommodation or travel, you will need to cover this yourself and arrange this prior to your internship.
Duration: 3 months full time at 35 hours per week, starting around the 1st of January 2017 or as otherwise agreed.
Compensation: This internship is salaried with a basic salary of €1,289 per month.
Work responsibility and activities
You will be in charge of rewriting our account management system, a central piece of our infrastructure which is the public facing interface for new membership registrations, donations and volunteers.
By rewriting the system with a Python framework, we hope to make it more modular and maintainable so we can tackle some of the limitations of the current system which is a blocker for some of our other work.
You need to have experience from development in Python, and some knowledge of common web frameworks (Flask, Pyramid or Django, for instance). Some CSS framework experience is also beneficial.
You must be fluent in English and will be required to show that you can legally work in Germany; either by being an EU citizen, or by having a residence and work permit for the duration. The FSFE can not help you in getting either of these documents, but we will accept them if you have them (for instance because you are studying in Germany and are allowed to work).
You must also have a German tax number which you get by registering with the residents registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) in Germany. This should ideally be done before starting the internship, or at latest on the first days of your internship.
We would like to receive your application by the 1st of November, but will be communicating with prospective applicants already before then.
How to apply
Send your application containing a letter of motivation, a CV by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to write clearly you apply for the internship position with reference TI-WEB. We prefer to receive your documents in PDF format.
If you have any questions about the position or any administrative details in connection with it, you're welcome to contact:
- Jonas Öberg about the position itself, and the work involved
- Ulrike Sliwinski for any administrative questions
Both will be reading and responding if you send your question to the email@example.com address. We look forward to reading your application!