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Welcome to Free Culture Work Opportunities

We hope to provide a repository of for-pay and volunteer opportunities that may be of interest to members of Students for Free Culture. If you have an opening you would like included here, please feel free to edit the wiki or get in touch with us: board (at) freeculture (dot) org.


Volunteer opportunities

  • Flat World Knowledge (http:/// is an open source college textbook company that publishes free online texts or affordable ($30) print versions for students. Their innovative model provides many options for how students can purchase their textbook (by chapter, pdf files, audio files, etc.). All texts are written by experts and are easily customizable. They are currently looking for students interested in working with them through their externship program. For more information, check out the information on their page here: Deadline: October 26th, 2009
  • Creative Commons, the non-profit that has created much of the legal infrastructure for legal sharing on the web, is looking for volunteers to help with the preparation for the annual fundraising campaign which will launch October 5th. Bay Area free culture fans are encouraged to get in touch with Allison, the Development Assistant, at allison (at) creativecommons (dot) org to help from September 28th to 30th.
  • Free Software Foundation has internship opportunities throughout the year, in campaigning and activism, systems administration, and free software licensing. Information and schedule can be found at

Job opportunities

  • Wikimedia Foundation ( is the nonprofit that runs free-content projects such as Wikipedia, Wikinews, and Wikimedia Commons. They are looking for a full-time entry-level Development Associate to work with the fundraising team, helping with general fundraising, donor communications, managing donor information, and grant writing. Position will be based in the San Francisco office. More information here: Deadline: September 30th, 2009
  • PediaPress is hiring a part-time Community and Communications Assistant. You should have a passion for wikis, wiki communities, free content and books. You should be fluent in written English and bring the skills to create interesting and eloquent texts. The ideal candidate should have experience working in wiki communities, be self-motivated, organized, reliable, proactive and goal oriented. MediaWiki markup and templates should be well understood. ( Deadline: not provided
  • Open Video Policy Project Associate.
Requirements: BA, BS, or equivalent
Skills: Excellent Communication Skills, Self-Starter, Event Planning, Community Outreach, Tech Experience, Video Experience (a plus), Research Experience (a plus), International Experience (a plus)
Commitment: Part-time (~20 hours/week)
Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Location: New York, with the potential for remote work
Start Date: ASAP
The Open Video Alliance and iCommons are searching for an energetic, driven, and independent person to assist in the execution of a one-year grant supporting research and international capacity building in the area of online video and internet policy. This person will be primarily responsible for organizing policy workshops and community events. Secondary duties including promoting and reporting on these events, reporting on generated research in the iCommons and Open Video Alliance blogs, and assisting with the Open Video Conference 2010. The Coordinator will be working closely with the Open Video Alliance General Coordinator, the Project Coordinator, and the Project Lead.
Areas of interest include: information policy, technology policy, and international video communities.
To apply, please send a CV and a brief letter explaining your interest to
The Open Video Alliance (, is a coalition of organizations committed to the idea that the basic tools for creating, sharing, and using video should be available to everyone.
iCommons Ltd. (, founded in 2005, is a project-based incubator organization dedicated to promoting free culture and the global commons. iCommons' mission is to foster and facilitate projects that encourage the spread of free knowledge and shared culture on an international level.

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