Jobs & volunteer positions

Current positions:

We always have a lot to do. If you want to help us, we are very happy if you send us a message. >>Here we have all necessary information.


Internship

We are a professional citizens' rights organisation and we offer relevant and ambitious tasks with the aim to give the necessary weight to freedom rights in the current political debate. Our office is in the centre of Vienna and we are working close to the legislative process in Austria and Europe. In our young and diverse team you will find opportunities to help topics like privacy, freedom of expression and assembly, data protection, and net neutrality achieve a break through. The internship can be adapted to fit the applicant topic-wise as well as duration-wise. It is important that you show a profound interest in basic and freedom rights, in technical subjects, and in involvement of the civil society.

Skills and requirements

  • Interest in freedom rights, data protection, and net politics. Strong sense for fairness
  • Fast sense of understanding
  • Studious and solution-oriented work
  • Beneficial: Experience in web development
  • Beneficial: Experience with image processing software
  • Beneficial: Good command of English and German
  • Beneficial: Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoying direct contact with people and groups

Tasks and responsibilities

You can choose your tasks according to your interests, preferences, and skills; for example media observation, monitoring of parliamentary processes (Austria and EU), research, composition of articles and flyers, graphic design for information material, website maintenance, organisation of events, participation in campaigns and actions, etc.

Location

The office of epicenter.works is in Vienna, 1090, Widerhofergasse 8/2/ Top 4.

Framework conditions

Internship positions are created as needed. The duration of the employment is variable with a minimum of one month. You work part-time for 12 h per week. As a non-profit organisation funded by donations, the payment is limited to EUR 425,- (Geringfügigkeitsgrenze), plus travelling expenses and per diems.

We offer the opportunity to significantly contribute to one of the most important political debates of our time. You will be the member of an experienced, open, and creative team. We offer you to improve your skills while tackling an exciting and actual challenge. We also issue internship of study confirmations, if applicable.

Application

If you are interested in this internship, send us an e-mail with CV and motivation letter to jobs@epicenter.works. Please use "Praktikum – [Your Name]" as subject.

With equal qualification, female applicants will be favoured.

Volunteer position: Web developer

We are at home on the internet and for this reason there is always a lot to do there. Our association maintains several websites for campaigns, projects, and helpful activities. For this we increasingly need capable and motivated people who can implement good ideas in HTML, CSS, and (if possible) JavaScript.

Skills and requirements

  • Web development HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • A basic intuition for graphic design
  • Understanding of logic processes
  • Basic skills in Git and Github
  • Studious and solution-oriented work
  • High level of self-motivation

We offer the opportunity to significantly contribute to one of the most important political debates of our time. You will be the member of an experienced, open, and creative team. We offer you to improve your skills while tackling an exciting and actual challenge. We also issue internship of study confirmations, if applicable.

Application

If you are interested in this honorary post, send us an e-mail with examples of your work to jobs@epicenter.works. Please use "Ehrenamt: Webentwickler – [Your Name]" as subject.

With equal qualification, female applicants will be favoured.


Volunteer position: Graphic designer

Without a proper graphical presentation, complex juristical or technical topics are difficult to convey to a broad audience. For this reason, our association continuously works on websites, prints, informational graphics, memes, and signs and banners for demonstrations. The major part of these graphics is created by volunteer and honorary workers. Often there are concurrent political events that require immediate action. For this reason we want to expand our graphics-team. We promise that your works will receive as much publicity as possible and a political impact.

Skills and requirements

  • Experiences in graphic design (university students, pupils at schools for graphic design, self-employed professionals or talented laymen)
  • Inclination and motivation to steer the political decision process towards respecting the basic rights
  • Willingness to every now and then complete tasks on short notice and to develop creative implementations
  • Licences for common image processing software or the capability to use open source alternatives
  • Experience in the application and further development of Corporate Design

We offer the opportunity to significantly contribute to one of the most important political debates of our time. You will be the member of an experienced, open, and creative team. We offer you to improve your skills while tackling an exciting and actual challenge. We also issue internship of study confirmations, if applicable.

Application

If you are interested in this honorary post, send us an e-mail with examples of your work to jobs@epicenter.works. Please use “Ehrenamt: Grafiker – [Your Name]” as subject.

With equal qualification, female applicants will be favoured.