Applications are open for the Wikimedia Foundation Software Engineering Internship Program. Eligible applicants should be graduates, non-graduates, or those seeking a career change who are interested in developing software engineering skills through an immersive “learn on the job” internship program. Applicants underrepresented in the global conversation of technology advancement, or from communities where access to free knowledge and Wikimedia projects are just emerging are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline is November 7th.
The Wikimedia Foundation Software Engineering Internship Program is packaged for graduates, non-graduates, or those seeking a career change who are interested in developing software engineering skills through an immersive “learn on the job” internship program. As an intern, you will be embedded into an engineering team within our Product and Technology departments and assigned a primary project with clear deliverables. Alongside your manager and dedicated mentor, you will learn the inner workings of our open-source code that helps to create “a world in which everyone can freely share in the sum of all knowledge”. You will work with software that serves over half a billion page views per day through Wikipedia (and other Wikimedia projects). The outcome of your work will impact how all people everywhere discover, share, and contribute to free knowledge.
Successful candidates must be able to commit to a four month, 40hr/week internship which will fall between late February to early June 2023. We will provide laptops and necessary software installed for the duration of the program. This role is 100% remote, and there may be potential opportunities to participate in in-person events to meet other fellow interns and teams.
Level and Areas of Internship
Graduates, non-graduates, or those seeking a career change to Software Engineering
Duration: 4 months (start in late February).
Hours: 40 hours/week paid experience.
Applicants for the Wikimedia Foundation Software Engineering Internship Program should be candidates who possess:
- Basic experience with databases.
- Basic experience with at least one scripting language.
- Ability to work independently and be resourceful in solving problems.
- Ability to stay accountable to deliverable requirements deadlines.
- Effective and inclusive communication skills with diverse cultural and language communities.
- Willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and empathy.
- A sense of curiosity and hunger to learn.
- The ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment.
- A desire to make meaningful contributions to knowledge equity, free culture, and open access to global education
All eligible applicants applying for the Wikimedia Foundation Software Engineering Internship must:
- Fill and complete the Application Form “Online”.
- Upload their Resume / CV.
- Provide a Cover Letter.
Application Deadline: November 7.