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Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With 150 employees and about 80.000 members, it is the oldest and largest of about 40 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The most well-known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users. 

Wikimedia Deutschland furthers these ideals even beyond the free encyclopedia: It is our aim to establish and promote the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. Our objective is to create a world in which the sum of all human knowledge is freely accessible for everyone. The main focus of our activities is the support of volunteers, the development of technology and software, and the cooperation with cultural and scientific institutions. Furthermore, we advocate on both the national and EU-level a legal framework which allows for free knowledge to become part of our everyday life.

We are looking for a Working Student (m/w/d)  (part - time / max. 20h per week) to join our software development team in Berlin.

Your tasks:

  • Developing of software used by the Wikidata project and Wikibase software suite
  • Creating and delivering tested software in an agile and multidisciplinary team
  • Taking active participation in the team’s continuous improvement process
  • Participating in technical discussions with the team

Your profile:

  • You are a matriculated student and ideally have gained some first practical experience in the field of Software Development
  • You have a basic understanding of Object-Oriented Programming and Design
  • You are familiar with object oriented programming language (PHP or TypeScript prefered)
  • You have basic experience in Web Development

What we offer:

  • A friendly and open-minded team that looks forward to working with you 
  • The opportunity to promote Free Knowledge in an unique movement
  • Varied and interesting challenges in a future-oriented and international environment, with a highly engaged global community,
  • A modern and centrally located office space
  • An agile and dynamic organization with room for professional and personal development
  • For more information about the software development projects check our Blog 
  • In addition to your salary we offer:  Access to complementary pension benefits, continued salary in the event of ill children, free coffee, tea, soft drinks and organic fruits.

The position is initially limited to 2 years. 



Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents via our job portal. Our personnel team will be happy to answer your questions. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wikimedia Deutschland is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other opinion, gender, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.

In light of an underrepresentation of women in our Software Development Department, we very much welcome a broad diversity of candidates.

(Bild:Steffen Prößdorf, Gruppenfoto WikiCon2017 IMG 9159 LR10 by Stepro, CC BY-SA 4.0)