The page about spreading the word for the latest internship opportunities is here. This is a page about an earlier round of internships.

Please help us spread the word about Outreach Program for Women internships by sending the information to the university departments, free software groups, and friends in the Southern Hemisphere, posting the flyer on university campuses or handing it out at conferences, as well as blogging, denting, or tweeting about the program. Please update this section with the information on where you promoted or are planning to promote the program, so that we know which universities, organizations, or conferences are covered.

Text for an E-mail with Information about the Program

Feel free to post a translation here if you come up with one.

Subject: GNOME Outreach Program for Women internships

GNOME is an innovative free software desktop. It is easy to use and is the most popular desktop distributed with free operating systems.

In an effort to get more women involved in free software, GNOME project is sponsoring several internships for women from December 15, 2010 to March 15, 2011. The application deadline for the program is October 25, 2010. The applicants need to get in touch with individual GNOME projects ahead of time to decide which project they are interested in working on. The stipend for the program is $4,500 (USD).

Participants will work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s team and the rest of the GNOME community. The projects include developing software for GNOME 3.0 desktop look, games, messaging, document and photo editing. There are also non-coding projects, such as graphic design, documentation, and marketing.

Please visit to learn more and apply. The mentorship opportunities are also available throughout the year for anyone interested in getting started contributing to GNOME outside of the internship program.

Spanish translation

Asunto: Programa de prácticas para mujeres en GNOME

GNOME es un escritorio innovador de software libre. Es sencillo de usar y es el más escritorio más popular y distribuido con sistemas operativos libres

En un esfuerzo para involucrar a más mujeres en software libre, el proyecto GNOME está auspiciando varias prácticas para mujeres desde el 15 de Diciembre del 2010 al 15 de Marzo del 2011. La fecha límite para postular es el 25 de Octubre del 2010. Las postulantes deben ponerse en contacto con los proyectos individuales de GNOME con tiempo para decidir en qué proyecto están interesadas en trabajar. La remuneración por participar en el programa es de $4,500(USD).

Las participantes trabajarán remotamente desde casa, pero recibirán apoyo de un tutor, así también recibirán colaboración del equipo de su proyecto y del resto de la comunidad GNOME. Los proyectos incluyen desarrollo de software para el aspecto visual, juegos, mensajería y edición de documentos y fotos para el escritorio GNOME 3.0. También hay proyectos sin desarrollo de código, como de diseño gráfico, documentación y marketing.

Visita para más información y para postular. Las oportunidades de tutoría están también disponibles a lo largo del año para quien esté interesado en comenzar a contribuir a GNOME fuera del programa de becas.

When appropriate, you can optionally add:

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested or post the attached flyer that advertises the program.

Spanish translation

Siéntase libre de reenviar este correo a quien crea que puede estar interesado o envíe el afiche que promociona el programa.


Please post this flyer, which was made by Máirín Duffy and is licensed under CC BY 3.0, on university campuses or hand it out at conferences. You can also attach it to the above e-mail if you are sending it to someone who can use the flyer to promote the program. Please print out or attach the PDF version that is right for the paper format used at your locale.

GNOME Women Outreach Poster

Sample Dent / Tweet

GNOME is sponsoring internships for women Dec 15 - Mar 15. Learn more and apply by Oct 25.

Covered Universities, Organizations, Conferences



GnomeWomen/OutreachProgram2010/SpreadTheWord (last edited 2021-04-30 00:48:33 by MarinaZ)