GNOME Outreach Program for Women: applications open

The GNOME Outreach Program for Women is currently accepting applications from women for a fulltime internship with the GNOME project from December 12 to March 12.

GNOME is an innovative desktop using free software, is easy to use, and is the most popular desktop distributed with free operating systems. GNOME has an exciting and motivated community of people working on projects they feel passionate about and a wide community of users…

People involved with GNOME do various things for the project: software development, system administration, user interface design, graphic design, documentation, community management, marketing, identifying issues and reporting bugs, helping users, event organization, and translations. Many people work on the project as a hobby in their spare time and some are employed by companies, such as Canonical, Collabora, Google, IBM, Igalia, Intel, Motorola, Mozilla Foundation, Nokia, Novell, Oracle, and Red Hat… By having a program targeted specifically towards women, we are hoping to allow more of you to learn how exciting, varied and valuable work on GNOME can be and how inclusive the community really is. This program is a welcoming link that will connect you with people working on individual projects and guide you through your first contribution.

Please feel free to learn more about the participating projects and get in touch with mentors for them anytime throughout the year if you are interested in contributing to GNOME outside of an internship program.

Program Details

The GNOME Foundation will be sponsoring at least three internships for women from December 12, 2011 through March 12, 2012. These internships are primarily aimed at female college students from the Southern Hemisphere who will have a school break during this time. However, any woman interested in working on GNOME is welcome to apply, provided she is available for a full-time internship during this time period… Participants will work remotely from home…

The GNOME Foundation will provide each participant with a $5,000 (USD) stipend.

Applications close on October 31 2011. However, participants should apply as soon as possible, since they are expected to work with mentors to learn the mechanics of making contributions before the start of the program. More details, including application instructions, can be found on the program webpage. Email with any questions.