Wikimedia Foundation - Volunteers and Internships



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  • Online
  • United States of America


Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That is the humble goal of Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikimedia Foundation. Since its inception in 2001, Wikimedia's most famous initiative; Wikipedia has transformed the way the world obtains information. Free, multilingual, and edited by thousands of volunteers, it offers anyone with an Internet connection access to the largest and most up-to-date encyclopedia available today.


Join our editing community

Join us! It's easy to get started, and you will likely learn something new in the process. If you've never edited before, try our tutorial in your native language. And, of course, be sure to check out all of our projects. Every Wikimedia project is always in search of volunteers. Be bold!


Wikimedia engineering refers to the engineering team employed by the Wikimedia Foundation. Its mission is to build, improve and maintain the technical infrastructure of Wikimedia projects (software and hardware), by supporting and complementing volunteer efforts. You can be involved:

  • Tell us if you run into a problem
  • How to contribute to MediaWiki
  • Test our mobile site, or build mobile apps
  • Talk with us
  • Figure out ways to encourage new Wikimedia editors


You will be part of a team responsible for supporting and sustaining the global Wikimedia community via the Wikimedia Foundation’s Development Department. Your work will involve assisting the team that processes gifts from foundations and donors, providing support in numerous capacities. You will update and maintain the Foundation’s various donation pages and the benefactor page, our most visible and significant communications tools for donors.

  • Major Gifts (Volunteer Opportunity)
  • Fundraiser Volunteer

Do you offer internships?

Wikimedia offers many internship opportunities throughout the course of the year. We encourage all interested individuals to check our web site, regularly and apply for any internship opportunities that may be of interest to them.

How do I apply for an internship opportunity at the Wikimedia Foundation?

All Wikimedia Foundation internship opportunities are listed on the `Work with us’ page of our web site and on other internet job boards. Please regularly visit to view the open internship positions we have available at any given time.

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Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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