Join us as an intern and make the difference!
Have you heard about Free Software and you want to know more about it? Are you already a Free Software advocate and do you want to help to bring software freedom to our society? Then our paid internships are for you! Learn by doing and gain knowledge and technical skills through an internship with us.
At the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), we strongly believe in the power of internships to teach about software freedom and their importance for both the intern and the organisation. That is the reason why we have supported them since our earliest years. Over more than 20 years of our organisation's existence, many interns have come to learn about our work and help us achieve our goal of empowering people to control technology. Some of them have stayed with us and are now part of our staff. Others are still associated with us in other ways, and we are delighted to cross paths with those who have continued their careers in this or other related fields.
We have talked with some of our latest interns about their experience with us!
Free Software is easy to use and important for our society
A paid interniship in the FSFE can be an intensive yet enriching experience. It familiarises people with the use of Free Software and it helps them to strengthen relationships with the Free Software community worldwide.
Some of our interns are already using Free Software, but
there are others like Elif, who was an intern in the legal area and knew
about it, but never used it because she had the impression that
"I use Free Software whenever I can and really enjoy it!”Marlene, former FSFE intern
Get your hands on
"My favourite task was things I have done for the Ukrainian refugee kids project. Because I believe the story of Ada & Zangemann gives them hope and courage to start a new chapter in their life.”Elif, former FSFE intern
Become part of an international community
Being an intern at the FSFE is not only a step in your career in which
you can enhance relevant skills for your professional path such as
technical ones, but it is also a community experience. You acquire
personal skills and get to know different people from all over the
world while giving something back to society.
“A bonus tip, you get to work in an intellectually stimulating environment while having a lot of fun”Evelyn, former FSFE intern