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<title>The FSFE is looking for an intern to support policy activities</title>
<h1 id="the-fsfe-is-looking-for-an-intern-to-support-policy-activities">The FSFE is looking for an intern to support policy activities</h1>
We are looking for a reliable and driven intern to support the
FSFE's policy activities and contribute to our work to empower people
to control technology. The person will work 35 hours per week with our
team in the FSFE Berlin office for a six month period.
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alt="working team in a brainstorming session" />
<h2 id="about-the-fsfe">About the FSFE </h2>
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&#39; 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.
<h2 id="we-are-looking-for-an-intern">We are looking for an intern</h2>
We are looking for a reliable and driven intern for our policy team.
You will support the FSFE&#39;s activities and work closely with our
team. Our internships are of great value to us, therefore we make sure
to offer our interns the opportunity to learn about Free Software and how
to carry out lobbying activities, as well as to meet and work with our
vibrant community across Europe. The person will work 35 hours per week
with our team in the FSFE Berlin office for a six month period.
<p>Read more about our internships and <a
href="/about/jobs/internship">what former interns say
about it.</a>
<h2 id="main-responsibilities">Main responsibilities</h2>
<li>Support FSFE policy projects like <a href="/activities/publiccode/publiccode.html">Public Money? Public Code! </a>, among others;</li>
<li>Conduct background research in the fields of politics, administrations, and economy; </li>
<li>Assist our policy team with formulating policy positions on various issues;</li>
<li>Communicate with contacts from the FSFE community, NGOs, industry, and public administrations;</li>
<li>Work together with volunteers and others in the work on various projects;</li>
<li>General office tasks.</li>
<h2 id="qualifications">Qualifications</h2>
<li>Background in economics, finance, political science, or related field;</li>
<li>An interest in fiscal and economic policy topics, such as budget and tax policy;</li>
<li>A good understanding of the European market and its regulation is an advantage;</li>
<li>Industry specific knowledge of the ICT sector is an asset;</li>
<li>Excellent spoken and written English, other European languages are considered an asset;</li>
<li>Very reliable, well-organised, and supportive of colleagues.</li>
<h2 id="attitude">Attitude</h2>
You care about social and political change for the next generations
and you are interested in acquiring practical experience by learning
from our different policy activities. We are looking for a reliable
and well-organised team player who is interested in supporting the
organisation in making the world better for future generations.
<h2 id="how-to-apply">How to apply</h2>
To apply, please send a maximum one-page cover letter and a maximum
two-page CV in PDF format by email to <email></email>,
with the subject <em> "Intern position"</em>. Please do not include pictures of
yourself in the application. <strong>There is no immediate closing date for
submitting applications</strong>, but we recommend to apply as early as
possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please
indicate your possible starting date.
The position is for a period of 6 months, full time at 35 hours per
week, starting as agreed. The location of the internship is Berlin,
Germany. Therefore you 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. This internship is
compensated according to the German minimum wage. Your personal data
will be deleted 3 months after we have made our decision.
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 between applications of equal strength to applicants who
identify as part of a traditionally marginalised demographic in
<h2 id="you-might-be-interested-in">You might be interested in</h2>
<img src=""
alt="Picture with 8 people" />
<figcaption>A thank you note to past FSFE interns</figcaption>
An internship in the FSFE can be an intensive yet enriching experience.
We have asked eight of our former interns about their time at the FSFE.
Get a glimpse of what to expect from this position in our <a
href="/news/2022/news-20220121-01.html">interview with
past interns</a>.
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