SFLC Internship Program

Legal interns assist SFLC counsel in all areas of our practice, including copyright and trademark licensing, patent review, and nonprofit corporate formation and compliance. Typical work includes legal research and writing, drafting educational materials, and assisting with registrations and other filing.

Internships are part-time and generally last the length of one or more semesters. Summer internships are full-time and generally last 10 weeks or longer, although splits may be possible in some cases. All interns will work remotely in tandem with our team. Internships are unpaid yet students may seek funding from their school’s public interest program or another sponsorship arrangement.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in software freedom and be conversant in legal and technical concepts related to free and open source software. Familiarity with at least one programming language and with general software development practices is preferred, as is course work or practical experience with copyrights, patents, trademarks, or nonprofit law.

Law students of all levels will be considered. Law school graduates seeking placement for funded public-interest fellowships are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample, in a free and open format, to internships@softwarefreedom.org.

Technology Interns

Technology interns assist with systems administration and software development. Sysadmins should have experience with administration of GNU/Linux systems and an understanding of network administration as well as programming experience (preferably related to web applications). They should also be familiar with distributed code revision systems such as Git and Mercurial.

Technology internships are unpaid, but SFLC will assist interns in applying for outside funding. Interns should be able to commit to between 20 and 40 hours per week.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter, in a free and open format, to internships@softwarefreedom.org.