This is an educational opportunity to work with the organization that sponsors the GNU project, publishes the GNU General Public License (GPL), and fights for software freedom. Each position lasts for one twelve-week term. These positions are unpaid, but the FSF will provide any appropriate documentation. Please direct any questions about the program to

Point: Unfortunately, due to the complexities of US immigration law, applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents and do not have a visa allowing them to work in the US must work remotely from outside the US

Internship periods

  • Spring 2013: January 28th to April 19th
  • Summer 2013: June 3rd to August 30st

How to apply

Here are the application deadlines for each term:

  • Spring 2013: November 1st
  • Summer 2013: May 1st

All applicants must be:

  • open-minded and tolerant of others,
  • able to work as part of a team, and
  • interested in the ethical ramifications of computing.

Note: a letter of interest and resume with two references by e-mail to Make sure that your materials are in free software friendly formats (PDF and plain text work well), and include "Internship" in your subject line.

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