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Project and Program Intern

The OWASP Foundation is currently seeking an Intern to help with the Project and Program activities planned for the beginning of 2014. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual seeking to gain more experience in project and program administration and management activities for a global non-profit organization. Applicants from around the globe are encouraged to apply as this role will be managed as a telecommute position.

The responsibilities and tasks of the Project and Program intern include but are not limited to:

  • Managing communications from the OWASP Community including assisting with campaigns, donor/member solicitation/acknowledgements, and tracking contact information and conversations.
  • Participate in project and program initiatives, and facilitate OWASP Community contributions to our Projects and other Programs within OWASP.
  • Ongoing maintenance and development of social networking presence in relation to projects and other programs, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.
  • Participation in staff meetings on planning, processes, and coordination.
  • Administrative support as needed to the OWASP Projects Manager.
  • Assist in fundraising for programs, and managing potential leads and contacts.
  • Have 20 hours per week to dedicate to this internship opportunity.

Qualifications: the successful candidate will:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student studying public or non-profit management, and have a demonstrated interest in strategic organizational issues as well as software security.
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy working in a highly autonomous environment.
  • Be skilled at internet research, and be able to digest large amounts of information into clear points.
  • Be a good communicator and team player.
  • Be able to multi-task, be extremely organized and have a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Balance a desire to learn, take initiative, and suggest better practices with a willingness to take constructive feedback and guidance.
  • Demonstrate personal computer skills, including basic troubleshooting.
  • Have Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience, and have the willingness to learn other software tools.
  • Demonstrated use and comfort navigating Web 2.0 sites and tools, including blogs, social networks, video and photo sharing, etc.
  • Familiarity with is highly desirable.

Internship Benefits

In exchange for your time and dedication to the OWASP Foundation and the OWASP Community, OWASP will reward the successful candidate a monthly stipend. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis, at the end of each month, in the amount of $400 USD. The stipend will cease to be paid out once the internship comes to an end.

Internship Timeline

  • Selection Announcement: Monday, January 20th 2014
  • Start Date: Monday, January 20th 2014
  • Internship End Date: Monday, July 21st 2014


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license.

For more information on this role, please contact the OWASP Projects Manager: