Quick hit: Apply for paid internships in open source, running Jan-March 2013

GNOME Outreach Program for Women

Máirín Duffy’s GNOME Outreach Program for Women logo

You might have heard about GNOME’s Outreach Program for Women, which pays USD$5000 stipends for three-month internships for women to work on GNOME. There are opportunities for work in coding, marketing, design, documentation, testing, and more, and you don’t have to have any open source experience or programming experience to apply.

Well, in the upcoming round of internships, there are eight mentoring projects offering at least 17 internship placements in total, and I’m proud to say that one of them is Wikimedia, the project that supports Wikipedia. (I’m the Engineering Community Manager for Wikimedia and basically buttonholed GNOME’s Marina Zhurakhinskaya at a conference in October specifically to ask whether Wikimedia could participate in this program, and I am delighted that we are taking part.) Other projects participating include Deltacloud, Fedora, GNOME, JBoss, Mozilla, OpenStack and Tor.

Any woman interested in working on these projects is welcome to apply, provided she is available for a full-time internship during this time period (more details). This program is open to anyone who identifies herself as a woman.

Please take a look and start the application process as soon as you can, since the application process includes getting in touch with a mentor and completing a small task. And help us spread the word!

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About brainwane

Sumana Harihareswara is a geeky woman living in New York City and maintaining open source software, teaching newer coders, reading science fiction, writing technical documentation, and programming. She has managed programmers at an open source consulting firm, led the open source community behind Wikipedia, and co-edited a speculative fiction anthology. She toots and tweets as @brainwane.

3 thoughts on “Quick hit: Apply for paid internships in open source, running Jan-March 2013

  1. Marina Zhurakhinskaya

    Jen, https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen has links to all projects. Open Technology Institute and OpenITP joined today, so we now have a total of 10 participating organizations and at least 20 internship spots.
    – 3 each for Wikimedia, GNOME, OpenStack
    – 2 each for Fedora, JBoss, Mozilla, Open Technology Institute
    – 1 each for OpenITP, Tor, DeltaCloud
    Btw, it was I who buttonholed Sumana about Wikimedia joining, but I’m glad she thinks she buttonholed me :). Sumana committing to Wikimedia doing a joint program is what started this round!

  2. Valerie

    Thanks so much for posting this!! I kept looking at the site for updates, but I gave up around mid-October. I read somewhere they weren’t planning on continuing the program. I’m so glad I can apply!

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