The page with the information about 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 programs. 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, the GNOME project is sponsoring several internships for women from December 12, 2011 to March 12, 2012. These dates are aimed at the college women from the Southern Hemisphere who will have a school summer break during this time, but any woman available for a full time internship is welcome to apply. Please consider applying for the program, encourage someone else to apply, or help us spread the word!

The application deadline is October 31. The applicants need to get in touch with individual GNOME projects that participate in this effort ahead of time to decide which project they are interested in working on and make a small contribution to the project.

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 the core desktop, file management, messaging, popular applications, educational activities, and the platform libraries. There are also non-coding projects, such as graphic design, documentation, and marketing. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD).

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.

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


Please post this flyer, which was made by Máirín Duffy, 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 12 - Mar 12. Learn more and apply by Oct 31.

Covered Universities, Organizations, Conferences

Please add the organizations you sent the info to here.

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GnomeWomen/OutreachProgram2011/SpreadTheWord (last edited 2012-11-14 20:24:39 by MarinaZ)