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FSFE is hiring a working student specialised on websites


We are looking for a working student to support our work to empower people to control technology. The person will work 10-15 hours per week and will maintain and improve the FSFE's websites. Applicants have to be enrolled in a German university and can work remotely.

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.

We are involved in many activities in the legal, economic, political and technical areas around Free Software. Our work is made possible by a community of volunteers, supporters, donors, and staff. The web working student's job will strengthen the public perception of the FSFE and allow more people to work effectively with the web presences.

Group picture of our 2019 web-a-thon
Group picture of our 2019 web-a-thon in Frankfurt

Main responsibilities



We are looking for a reliable, well-organised member of our technical teams who is keen to learn about old and new technologies. You support the whole organisation in its mission. Long-term thinking, efficiency and effectiveness are more important to you than the newest cool technology on the block.

When people have technical questions, you can support them and also have interest in explaining them the underlying technology in an adequate language.

Working time and compensation

The desired working time is 10-15 hours per week but can be discussed. You can work from anywhere in Germany, but should be willing to travel 1-2 times a year to staff and web-team meetings. The salary is based on the currently applicable minimum wage in Germany but can be higher depending on your experience. A mandatory requirement due to administrative reasons is that you are enrolled as a student at a university in Germany, and have a working permit for Germany, for example by EU citizenship.

How to apply

To apply, please send a maximum one-page cover letter -- including the desired hours per week -- and a maximum two-page CV (only PDFs are accepted) by email to jobs@fsfe.org, with the subject "website student" and your name. Please do not include pictures of yourself in the application.

Your personal data will be deleted 3 months after we have made our decision. The closing date for applications is Friday 31 December 2021.

Free Software is meant to serve everyone regardless of their age, ability or disability, gender identity, sex, race, nationality, religion or sexual orientation. Hence, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and promise to judge all applications on merit, without reference to any of the characteristics listed. To promote diversity and equality in the Free Software community, we shall give preference to applicants who identify as part of a traditionally marginalised demographic in technology for applications of equal strength.