Available positions

Simply Secure’s Freelance & Volunteer Network

We are always looking for collaborators! If you are interested in working with us, please join our database of privacy-minded designers who are available for freelance or volunteer work.

Right now, we are only collecting information, but we hope, with your interest and permission, to make this a more public database in the near future.

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Working Student, Design & Communication

We’re hiring a working student in the fields of design, communication, nonprofit management, or social science to join our core team for a minimum of 6 months. We are looking for friendly, curious people with an interest in privacy, security, design ethics, open source, or public interest technology. We are especially interested in applicants who have interest in and/or experience with technology issues outside of the North America/Western Europe context. We primarily work with free software/open source projects, non-profits, research institutions, design and policy communities as well as internet freedom and human rights organizations.

We are a very small organization with lots of room for us to design your ideal role together, based on your own background and goals. Here are some areas we could imagine might be a fit for you:

  • Reviewing literature and publishing blog posts or whitepapers
  • Organizing and conducting user research and/or usability testing
  • Designing flows, screens or visualizations for projects in open source and/or public interest tech
  • Writing and presenting design case studies
  • Planning and supporting events and workshops, possibly including the next edition of our Underexposed event series
  • Collecting and curating methods for ethical and responsible design
  • Helping to shape our community engagement and/or external communication strategy

Here’s what we offer:

  • We cultivate a supportive, cooperative work environment, and we’re highly invested in helping you grow as part of the design and public interest tech community.
  • We work in a new and exciting field, and would be happy to support you with research for your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis.
  • We are flexible and remote-friendly.
  • We work to support members of groups underrepresented in tech. We actively encourage applications from women*, people of color, LGBTQIA people, and people with disabilities.

Hours
20 hours/week

Compensation
945 €/month

Start date
November 1, earlier start possible

Location
We have an office in Berlin-Mitte where you are welcome to work if you like, but we are a remote organization, so you are free to work from wherever you want.

Language
Our working language is English. Knowledge of other languages is a plus.

To Apply
Please send a resume/cv, examples of your work (e.g. portfolio, writing, etc), and a cover letter to jobs@simplysecure.org. Note that to apply, you have to be a full-time student at a German university.