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Sahana Internship Program

The Sahana Software Foundation’s internship program runs during the fall and winter for software developers and designers, and year-round for communications and disaster management research internships.  For more information, see our internship page.

Open Request for Information issued

The Sahana Software Foundation is seeking to expand its capabilities to support its growing list of customers and to execute on projects for governmental agencies and humanitarian organizations. We are looking for individuals and companies with the skills, capabilities and experience required to successfully support Sahana Software Foundation products. In particular, we foresee needing the following skill-sets to work on projects within the next six months:

  • Systems Administrators (Managing cloud-hosted environments a +, especially Amazon Web Services)
  • Visual Designers and UI/UX Developers
  • Software Developers (experience contributing to Open Source projects desired)

We foresee that opportunities will be mostly part-time and short-term (~2-3 months), with limited opportunities for full-time/short-term and possibly one or two very longer term (up to one year) positions.

In addition, we are specifically looking for persons located in Los Angeles to support multiple local projects. Project management or customer relations experience a plus as these persons will need to work directly with clients and users on site on requirements and review of capabilities.

Otherwise, most positions will be staffed virtually/remotely with work done from home office/residences with no travel required. Clear demonstrated experience working independently, virtually and remotely with minimal direct supervision is required.

Technical Skills Desired:

  • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Web Application Framework experience (Web2Py, Symfony experience preferred, others desirable)
  • Git/Github
  • Launchpad/bzr
  • Postgresql and MySql
  • Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • Apache
  • Amazon Web Services

We are looking for individuals with at least some of the above skill sets. If interested, please specify where your experience lies and send us your rate sheets/salary requirements, CV, qualifications and references to info at sahanafoundation dot org.

For more information see the Opportunitites FAQ.


About the Sahana Software Foundation

The Sahana Software Foundation (SSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2009 dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to better prepare for and respond to disasters. SSF develops free and open source software and provide services that help solve concrete problems and bring efficiencies to disaster response coordination between governments, aid organizations, civil society and the survivors themselves.