The Sahana Software Foundation is excited to announce our first internship program. This is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates who are interested getting experience in the technology, humanitarian and disaster management sectors. Sahana Open Source Software has been used in most major disaster since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, including most recently during Hurricane Sandy. It is currently used by organizations such as International Red Cross, the City of New York’s Office of Emergency Management and the Asia Disaster Preparedness Center.
The Sahana Internship Program will run from December 2012 until March 2013. This is a virtual internship and is open to applicants from any country. Interns will be given a variety of tasks, working with a number of different mentors from the Sahana community. Interns will be expected to work an average of 4 hours each week throughout the internship. At the end of your internship you’ll receive a certificate of participation and US$ 500. There are 3 intern positions available:
2x Software Developer Interns
These internships will suit someone with some skills in coding web applications using Python and who is interested in gaining more experience. You’ll be supporting the Sahana Eden project and working on tasks such as writing automated tests, porting and refactoring code and your own small projects. We would expect you to already have some exposure to Sahana Eden and ideally have already made some contribution to the code.
1x Communications Intern
This internship will suit someone with skills in communications, documentation, marketing or social media and is interested in gaining more experience. You’ll be supporting the Sahana Software Foundation by writing blog posts, creating promotional material, improving our documentation and helping to run our community meetings.
If you’re interested in applying, please send an your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the following information:
- Why are you applying for this internship?
- What experience do you have which could be relevant to this internship?
- What other commitments do you have between December 2012 until March 2013.
If you’re applying for the Software Development Internships, please also include a link to your GitHub repository.
If you’re applying for the Communications Internship, please also include links to any content you have written, including blog posts and social media presence.
Applications for both internships will close on Friday 23rd November 2012.