Marina Zhurakhinskaya of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women writes:
We have opened the application process for the new round of internships. The dates for these internships are May 21 to August 20, 2012. These dates match the ones for the Google Summer of Code program, so I would like to encourage women who qualify for Google Summer of Code to apply for both programs. Google Summer of Code requires applicants to be students applying for coding projects, while Outreach Program for Women internships are open to non-students and non-coders as well.
The application deadline is April 6, 2012. As part of the application process, we are asking women to take the time to learn about various GNOME projects and make a small contribution to the one they are interested in. These projects include ones in programming, graphic design, web development, documentation, and marketing.
All the program details are here: live.gnome.org/GnomeWomen/OutreachProgram2012
Four creative interns from the previous rounds of the program â€“ Liansu Yu, Christy Eller, Meg Ford, and Tamara Atanasoska â€“ made an awesome cartoon to better explain the programs application process. This cartoon is featured on the program page. A big thank you for their collaborative work that spanned 90 e-mails over a course of a month!
Please consider applying for an internship, signing up as a mentor, or helping us spread the word! Send the information about the GNOME Outreach Program for Women and Google Summer of Code to the universities, FOSS groups, and technical women groups, post the flyers on the university campuses or hand them out at conferences, encourage anyone who’d be a good candidate to apply, or write an update about the program on Identi.ca, Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
All the materials for helping us spread the word are here: live.gnome.org/GnomeWomen/OutreachProgram2012/SpreadTheWord.
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