Internship / Entry-level Jobs
The Internship / Entry-level program is intended to support students, junior professionals and career changers by providing them with relevant work experience in a values-based company that works on cutting-edge technologies.
How to Apply
Once you find an internship opening that interests you, the first step is to complete your application and submit it to us. If the current internship openings are not what you are looking for, you can always submit a general application. We carefully review all the applications we receive.
Step 1: Prepare
CV & Application Form
Include your education / training, work experience (if applicable) and any volunteer service.
Letter of Motivation
Explain why you are applying for the internship. Outline your goals for this internship: which professional skills would you like to acquire? What in particular would you like to learn?
Letter of Recommendation (optional)
This should be provided by someone who can speak to your academic and / or professional capabilities, e.g. a professor, school administrator, current or previous employer, etc.
Step 2: Apply
Step 3: Complete
Upon submission, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of the application.
After the deadline for applications has expired, shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. If you have not been selected, we will strive to notify you as soon as possible. While we do our best to make sure everyone is informed in a timely manner, unexpected delays can occur. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please contact us.
01 | Assessment Test
Certain (not all) internships will require candidates to complete an online assessment as part of the selection process.
02 | Chat with HR Team
We want to know you better and understand your motivation and expectations. If we feel you are a potential match, we will then invite you to have a chat with the team.
03 | Chat with Mentor and Team Members
You will have the opportunity to meet with your potential mentor and the team you could be working with. This will help both sides to ask questions and get to know each other better.
04 | Final Decision
We will reach out to let you know if you have been selected for the internship or not.
Frequently Asked Questions
Interns will gain practical experience in a value-based, remote-first organization working with cutting-edge technologies in a highly competitive sector. The experience will help them discover if they are suited to the organization and the field more generally.
For Least Authority, interns carry out important work to further our mission. The internship program provides a valuable pool of talent from which we can recruit staff and consultants.
- Mandatory Student Internship: These internships are integrated into a degree and are a fixed component of a student’s academic program. Prospective interns of this kind will be required to share the exact specifications for an internship as outlined by their academic institution.
- Optional Student Internship: These internships are not required by a university regulation. The candidate has more flexibility in terms of the internship content and duration, and should discuss their own needs / wants with Least Authority.
- Post-graduate Adults and Junior professionals Internship: Candidates who are at an early stage in their career with 0 to 6-months’ work experience. It also applies to those looking for a career change who aim to break into the security, Web 3 and blockchain industries. We encourage people with potentially relevant skills to apply, even if they have yet to use them in our sector. This applies to individuals with experience in software development, cryptography, IT security, as well as those with administrative, management, marketing and analytical skills.
Students, junior professionals and mid-ranking professionals seeking a career change who want to contribute to our mission and earn practical experience while receiving training on Least Authority’s processes. An internship with Least Authority is useful for anyone who wants to contribute towards advancing digital security and preserving privacy as a fundamental human right.
- Location: We are a global and remote-first team. We work from and across different time zones. Our open call is international, but sometimes we may be searching for an intern in a certain time zone. If you are in Berlin you have the option to have your workstation equipment located in the Berlin office.
- Duration: For students: 2-3 months with the possibility for extension to 6 months. For professionals: 3-6 months depending on the particular project requirements.
- Working Hours: These vary depending on whether you work full-time or part-time. An average working week as a full-timer is around 40 hours.
Yes, we offer compensation for all internship positions. There are different regulations and processes for internships based on the geographical location or the level of student status.
In the early stage of the program, you may simply be trying to learn how the company works. Your internship will be designed and integrated with the needs of the particular Least Authority project / team. We will pay attention to the assignment of meaningful work and tasks. Your mentor is a team member who possesses related experience and expertise. They will be your primary resource during the internship period.
Together we will spend 1-2 weeks reflecting on your time with us. The potential exists that Least Authority may offer you a position within the organization.