Wikipedia Foundation Software Engineering Internship 2022/2023 Fully-Funded – Great news! Wikipedia Foundation has announced the Call for Applications for the fully funded Internship program.
The Wikipedia Software Engineering Internship program is designed for Graduates, non-graduates, or those seeking a change of career and who seek to develop software engineering skills through a rigorous “learn on the job” internship program.
Summary of Wikipedia Foundation Software Engineer Internship
- Program Type: Entrepreneurs
- Organization: Wikimedia Foundation
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: November 7, 2022
- Target: Graduates and Non-Graduates
About Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation hosts one of the most famous websites globally together with its other free knowledge projects. In other to provide a platform for everyone to share their knowledge, the foundation keeps the Wikimedia sites fast, reliable, and available to all.
Also, it protects the values and policies that allow free knowledge to thrive, with the establishment of new features and tools to make it easy to read, edit, and share from the Wikimedia sites.
Furthermore, Wikipedia offers support to volunteer communities around the world who edit, improve, and add knowledge across Wikimedia projects.
As a non-profit Organization, Wikimedia Foundation is accessed by over 1.8 billion unique devices every month. Wikipedia is the only non-profit in the list of top 50 websites and with the support of a community of millions of individual donors around the world.
Responsibilities of Interns
Below are the expected Responsibilities of Interns:
- In the course of the Wikipedia foundation Software Engineering Internship, the intern will be embedded into an engineering team within the Product and Technology departments and assigned a primary project with clear deliverables.
- Each intern will be assigned a manager and dedicated mentor who will help them to learn about the inner workings of the foundation’s open-source code.
- Interns will work with software that serves over half a billion page views per day through Wikipedia (and other Wikimedia projects).
- The outcome of Interns’ work will impact how all people everywhere discover, share, and contribute to free knowledge.
- Also, Interns will have the opportunity to learn about various departments at the Foundation and connect with the wider volunteer movement and community.
- Site Reliability Engineering Team: They are the Infrastructure Foundations team that builds the pillars of the bare-metal infrastructure global network. The platform, configuration management and automation tools that other SRE and development teams can rely upon.
- Research Science Team: The Wikimedia Research team are a group of scientists and engineers that makes use of data to understand and empower millions of readers and contributors
- Growth Team: This set of individuals helps people become Wikipedia editors by introducing learning and editing workflows that are a fit for people on all types of devices, especially those in emerging communities around the world. They help build a cohesive new editor experience.
- Design Systems Team & Web Team: They’re responsible for building and maintaining a design system platform for wikis that provides shared services of tools and guidelines for efficiency.
- Community Tech Team: This team is the Wikimedia Foundation team running the Community Wish list Survey. It establishes and improves curation and moderation tools for experienced users, supports bot operators, and more.
- Security Team: A multidisciplinary group of security experts with specializations in fields such as privacy, application security, and threat management. They strive to be leaders in cybersecurity, providing open-source best practices and resources to help make the world a safer place.
- Performance Team: They are responsible for creating value for readers and editors by making it possible to retrieve and render content at the speed of thought from anywhere on various devices.
How to Apply for Wikipedia Foundation Software Engineer Intern Program?
- Visit Wikimedia Foundation on: boards.greenhouse.io to apply
- Candidates who are selected must be able to commit to a four-month, 40hr/week internship between late February and early June 2023. Applicants will be provided with laptops and necessary software installed for the duration of the program.
- Note that the role is completely remote however, there may be a need to participate in in-person events to meet fellow interns and teams.
- Visit the webpage below For more details: https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/
Eligibility Criteria for Wikipedia Foundation Software Engineer Intern Program Qualification
Candidates who meet the criteria below are eligible to join the Wikipedia Software Engineering internship cohort:
- Have an experience with databases
- Be experienced with at least one scripting language
- Be able to work independently and be resourceful in solving problems
- Be able to stay accountable to deliverable requirements and deadlines
- Must have effective and inclusive communication skills with diverse cultural and language communities.
- Applicants must be willing to learn, have a positive attitude, and empathy
- Should have a sense of curiosity and hunger to learn
- Candidates should be able to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment
- Must have the desire to make meaningful contributions to knowledge equity, free culture, and open access to global education
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