Legal Fellow at Wikimedia Foundation

Position: Legal Fellow
Type: Full-time
Location: Remote (Open to candidates in multiple countries including Uganda)

Description: If you’re a current law student or recent law school graduate passionate about free knowledge and open-source issues, applying to our legal fellowship program can provide an immersive in-house experience with specific education and training in the areas of Internet law and free knowledge organizations. Fellows will work on challenging legal projects under the supervision of experienced attorneys, gaining practical insights into practicing law in a web-based organization.


  • Undertake challenging legal projects related to copyright, freedom of speech, mobile development, and corporate compliance.
  • Conduct legal research, draft agreements and policies, and develop internal and external legal frameworks.
  • Collaborate closely with supervising attorneys, attend meetings, and contribute to team projects.
  • Adapt legal concepts for communication to diverse audiences and communities.


  • Passion for Wikimedia Foundation’s free knowledge mission and open-source issues.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multitasking environment with a sense of humor.
  • Intellectual curiosity and problem-solving skills, with a preference for research experience.
  • Experience or interest in working with large online communities, especially wikis or Wikimedia projects.
  • Excellent writing skills and coursework in relevant legal areas such as internet law, freedom of speech, and intellectual property.
  • Multilingual proficiency, particularly in German, French, or Italian, is a plus.


  • Active involvement in Wikimedia projects (Please share your username in your cover letter).

About Wikimedia Foundation: The Wikimedia Foundation operates Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects, advocating for a world where every individual can freely share and access knowledge. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations and have a diverse, global workforce. We promote inclusivity and equity in our workplace, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds.


  • Competitive compensation based on skills, experience, and location.
  • Remote-first work environment with staff members in over 40 countries.
  • Opportunities for academic credit and funding support.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

Application: To apply, visit Wikimedia Foundation Careers

Contact: For assistance or accommodations during the application process, email or call +1 (415) 839-6885.

Note: This position is open to applicants in multiple countries, including Uganda.

About Wikimedia Foundation:
Industry: Media
Location: Uganda
The Wikimedia Foundation operates Wikipedia and other Wikimedia free knowledge projects, advocating for a world where every individual can freely share and access knowledge. We support volunteer communities, develop software experiences, and promote policies enabling free knowledge to thrive.



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