Internships

The Sahana Software Foundation’s Internship Program is designed to give individuals an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to SSF’s projects and programs throughout the year. It is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates who are interested getting experience in the technology, humanitarian and disaster management sectors.

It is also intended as a way to keep Sahana contributors engaged after having already completed projects with Sahana either through Codeathons, the Google Summer of Code™ or other academic programs. Although the program is targeted at existing contributors, new contributors of high quality who demonstrate an interest in becoming a long-term contributor to the Sahana Software Foundation will also be considered.

The Sahana Software Foundation offers four types of internships.

Software Developer Interns

If you want to learn more about the Sahana Eden work on developing solutions which help people affected by disasters then this is your chance! During the internship you will be working on a variety of tasks such as supporting deployments, fixing bugs, writing tests, porting and refactoring code and your own small projects.

This internship is for people who are interested in getting more guidance and mentoring to help them. It is only available for existing contributors to Sahana Eden, so if you are not already contributing, please look at how to get started.

Apply Now for this internship. Applications close 25th September 2014.

Design Internships

These internships will suit someone with a background in user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design. Design interns will support the by evaluating the usability of the Sahana Eden project and improving the user experience of the software. Ideally this intern will also have experience in HTML, JS & CSS.

Apply Now for this internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Communications Internshps

These internships will suit someone with skills in communications, marketing or social media and who is interested in gaining more experience. Communications interns will support the Sahana Software Foundation by helping develop and implement our communications strategy, writing blog posts, creating promotional material, improving our documentation and helping to run our community meetings.  The Communications Internship runs throughout the year .

Apply Now for this internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Disaster Management Research Internships

This internship will suit someone who is studying Disaster or Emergency Management. Disaster Management Research Interns will work with us to conduct research around Sahana to help us continue to develop the software to meet the changing needs of experts in the field. They will work with a number of experts in the Sahana community who have years of experience working with disaster management organizations and delivering technology solutions as well as having access to data on the use of Sahana. We’re looking for someone who will bring in fresh ideas and perspectives and help develop the scope of this internship. To be considered you much have a detailed research proposal. We’ll be flexible around designing this internship so that it could count towards course credit and would hope that you may be able to publish a paper coming out of it.

Apply Now for this internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities:

These internships are virtual, part-time and can be completed from intern’s residence or place of study or work, and are open to applicants from any country. The time commitment can be arranged around an individual’s full time academic studies or other employment, but should be no less than 4 hours per week. Interns will be given a variety of tasks, working with a number of different mentors from the Sahana community.

All Sahana Software Foundation interns will be required to:

  • Complete at least one well-defined task every month which will take an average of 16 hours per month.
  • Provide regular updates by e-mail or by blog post to the Sahana community.
  • Attend one of the monthly Sahana Community Calls and a monthly internship coordination meeting.

Upon the successful completion of a Sahana Software Foundation internship, each intern will receive:

  • A certificate of participation
  • A reference from the Sahana Software Foundation

As the Sahana Software Foundation is based on the voluntary contributions of our community of members, these internships are unpaid. We do offer mentoring from experienced community members, flexible working schedules, future opportunities for paid work and the opportunity to contribute to a humanitarian cause which has impacts around the world. However do not want an individual’s financial situation to exclude them from an internship opportunity, so a limited scholarship fund may be made available on a case-by-case basis. The scholarship will vary based on the individual situation of each intern.

Any questions?  Contact internship@sahanafoundation.org

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