We’ve previously announced regarding FSMK hiring interns and full timers. We’ve come up with better roles and responsibilities to make things easier for you and us!

Here you go:

Free Software Movement Karnataka(FSMK) is offering internships for students and graduates who would like to contribute to the free software movement through a range of tasks. These are a combination of both part-time and full-time positions. The positions are divided into technical and non-technical positions and applicants are free to choose from a subset though one strong area is a minimum requirement.


= Technical = ==System/Network admins for FSMK (No. of positions - 2)==

  1. fsmk.org and all its sub-domains (for example, camp.fsmk.org) to be managed.

    setup beta environment for everything. setup backup and restore policy. migrate to https. All content should be version-ed Manage the mail server for FSMK. Accounts creation. Backup of the existing mails. Procurement of additional hardware. requirement gathering. Budget calculation. procurement Setup the infrastructure. Update the software’s. Identify any security vulnerabilities. Update the softwares to the latest patches. Test the patches in Beta before implementing in production. Automation of regular operations tasks on the existing and new servers. Setup GLUG pages in FSMK website. User management in FSMK systems. Setup the summer camp infrastructure and servers. Audit the expenses on existing computing infrastructures including FSMK website and mail servers. Publish the details to the FSMK EC and Core. Document all DevOps related activities under FSMK.

== Spoken tutorials (No. of Positions - 2) ==

Translate Spoken Tutorials to Kannada
Conduct workshops for faculty members of engineering colleges
Provide technical support for lab manual implementation
Improve the existing android app(FSMK lab manual) and support

= Non technical =

== Outreach intern (No. of positions - 2) ==

Help devise, conceptualise, implement and support technical and
community events in Karnataka
Reach out to people of different walks of life and help them understand
FS and how FSMK is contributing to the society.
Reach out to people on social media and help get more resources to
conduct sessions (technical/non-technical)
Support the growth of GNU/Linux User Groups (GLUG) related activities in
different colleges all over Karnataka by periodic engagement with GLUG
Help run fund raisers

== Communication intern (No. of positions - 1) ==

Assist with public relations(PR) and communications of the organisation
through social media and other online-offline channels
Help develop FSMK promotional pamphlets, digital media and other
outreach material primarily in English with Kannada and Hindi as secondary
Help run fund raisers
Help prepare reports of activities

== Visual Design (No. of Positions - 1) ==

  1. Design FSMK promotional material, digital media and other outreach material primarily in English with Kannada and Hindi as secondary languages

== Policy Interns (No. of Positions - 2) ==

  1. Should be able to engage with policy issues related to free software and the movement(example, Section 66A, net neutrality, patents, etc) and draft positional documents

= Requirements =

Understanding of the FSMK community and the free software philosophy
Interest to work in a not-for-profit environment
Leadership skills especially in working with voluntary groups
Basic coding skills and ability to learn new skills to support projects
Track record in writing, web editing and social media
Interest in supporting volunteers and volunteer-run projects
Ability to work effectively with a team of volunteers
Commitment for at least three to six months. Project-based internships

= Perks =

Ability to negotiate projects and tasks
Contribute from outside Bangalore (depends on statement of purpose)
Nominal stipend (on a case-by-case basis).
Experience certificate will be provided at the end of the internship.

= Apply =

Prepare a statement of purpose within 250 words stating how you plan to contribute to FSMK. Include your vision statement for the organisation and how you plan to implement it. Send it via email to admin AT fsmk DOT org ( admin@fsmk.org)

NOTE: Use only free document formats. Non-free formats will be discarded without notice.