Become Trainee for Free Software Foundation Europe in Berlin

Deadline: on going applications
Open to: applicants of all nationalities with solid basic knowledge of and considerable interest in Free Software
Renumeration: 1289 EUR per month


FSFE is a charitable non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Free Software, working to build freedom in digital society. FSFE operates in a lively environment of numerous volunteers from many countries and several full-time employees. The duration of traineeship is 6-12 months, full-time. Location: Berlin, Germany.

What the FSFE offer is:

  • A truly 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;
  • The opportunity to meet and work with Free Software advocates across Europe.

What will you do?

  • Contribute to FSFE’s ongoing projects;
  • Work on campaigns, public relations and inside our community;
  • Communicate with contacts from the FSFE community, NGO, industry, and public administrations;
  • Coordinate volunteers and FSFE team members during work on various projects;
  • General office tasks;
  • Find your own strengths, and do something you care about.


  • International applicants;
  • Solid basic knowledge of, and considerable interest in, Free Software (required);
  • Fluent English (written and spoken) is a requirement; a working knowledge of German and/or other languages is an asset;
  • Basic acquaintance with working on GNU/Linux systems (desirable);
  • Ability to be creative, responsible, and to multitask;
  • Ability to integrate into a young, motivated and professional team;
  • No programming skills required;
  • Women are encouraged to apply.


The trainee will get a remuneration of 1289 EUR per month.

How to apply?

If you are interested please send an email with your letter of motivation, a CV and references (in English,PDF format) to 

For more details visit the official website.

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