SFLC Internship Program

The Software Freedom Law Center is currently seeking legal, technology, and administrative interns for the summer of 2015.

Legal Interns and Fellows

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.

Summer internships are full-time and generally last 10 weeks or longer, although splits may be possible in some cases. All interns will work from our New York office. Internships are unpaid; students may seek 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 before February 13, 2015.

Technology Interns

We are seeking technology interns for systems administration and software development. Sysadmins will work on-site at our New York City offices and should have experience with administration of GNU/Linux systems and an understanding of network administration. Software development interns can work on- or off-site, should have programming experience (preferably related to web applications), and should 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.

Administrative Interns

Administrative interns will assist SFLC's office manager with general office administration tasks. Applicants should have completed at least two years of study in an undergraduate program of study at a four-year college or university and should be familiar with common office software (such as OpenOffice). Interns will work on-site at SFLC's offices and should be able to commit to between 20 and 40 hours per week. Administrative internships are unpaid.

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

Term-Time Internships Also Available

Term-time internships may also be available; please indicate in your application if you are applying for term-time work, and for which term.