Philosophy and policies
- Non-discrimination policy
- Pluralism, internationalism, and diversity policy
- Compensation practices (PDF)
Frequently asked questions
When will I be contacted about the status of my application?
Due to the volume of the responses that we receive, we only contact applicants that have been chosen for further consideration. We will then follow up with all candidates selected for interviews with an e-mail indicating the status of their application. Upon the position being filled you will be notified via email.
What should I do if I do not hear back from anyone after an interview has taken place?
We take as much time as needed to ensure that each candidate’s suitability is carefully and thoroughly assessed. Due to our interview volume, there may be occasional delays in communication during the interview process. Please feel free to reach out to the Recruiter handling your application throughout the interview process if you would like to learn of current status.
There are two different jobs that I am interested in, can I just submit one resume?
We recommend applicants to submit their resumes and cover letters for each individual position that they wish to apply for. By doing so you will ensure that we have received a copy of each application submitted. We recommend specifying in the cover letter why you are interested in multiple positions and elaborating as to why you are a fit for one or more positions. This helps to provide additional context when reviewing your application.
How do I know the salary range for a particular job?
The salary range for each position is subject to several determining factors including your skills and experience, the current market and our budget. The Wikimedia Foundation takes fairness in compensation seriously, and takes extra steps to review and set compensation to ensure this. If you are chosen for an interview be prepared to discuss your needs with the Recruiter. We do our best to be fair and competitive keeping in mind that every dollar spent at the Wikimedia Foundation is a dollar donated by an individual or small group.
Can international applicants apply for positions with the Wikimedia Foundation?
Yes! We are a global organization and welcome international applicants for positions with the Wikimedia Foundation. Please see our pluralism, internationalism, and diversity policy.
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, for anyone to apply.
How can I determine if an internship position is paid or unpaid?
Internship eligibility and requirements vary from position to position. Please carefully review the position description as posted on the site jobs.wikimedia.org. The job posting will mention if the internship is paid or unpaid, along with any requirements or additional information we may need from your school.
Although the Wikimedia Foundation does not sponsor work authorization, the Foundation may be able coordinate with schools or third party sponsors to assist in the process. Additionally, some internships may be eligible for remote assignments outside the US.
Thank you for your interest in working with us at Wikimedia Foundation!