Applications are now open for the latest round of Outreach Program for Women internships. The Outreach Program has grown beyond GNOME, which has run it several times, and now includes 10 organizations offering a total of 20 internships, including GNOME, Wikimedia and Mozilla! Women throughout the world who have not previously been a recipient of a similar internship are welcome to apply:
Each participating organization, with the help of corporate sponsors, will sponsor several internships each from January 2 to April 2, 2013. Any woman who has not previously participated in an Outreach Program for Women or Google Summer of Code internship is welcome to apply, provided she is available for a full-time internship during this time period. This program is open to anyone who identifies herself as a woman.
Because the program is intended to help newcomers and contributors who are relatively new to the FOSS community to get more involved, we unfortunately can’t accept past participants of Outreach Program for Women or Google Summer of Code internships. However, if you qualify for Google Summer of Code, you are more than welcome to apply for it in the future.
The internship is expected to be a full-time effort, meaning that the participants must be able to spend 40 hours a week on their project. College women from the Southern Hemisphere who will have a school summer break during most of this time are particularly encouraged to apply. We are aware that there is an overlap with the beginning of the school year in March, but please don’t let it deter you from applying for the program. Please specify the dates you will have school, how much you expect it to limit your availability, and if you could start your project before January 2 to make up the time.
Applicants have until December 3 to get in touch with a potential project and make a contribution to it. The normal internship period will be January 2 to April 2. See the internship website for more information!