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 Google Summer of Code and GNOME Outreach Program for Women internships by sending the information to the university departments, free software groups, technical women groups, and friends, posting the flyers on university campuses or handing them 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 Programs

Feel free to post a translation here if you come up with one. When appropriate, you can optionally attach the relevant flyers and ask for them to be posted on campus or distributed at events.

Subject: Google Summer of Code and GNOME Outreach Program for Women internships

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Participants work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s community. The application deadline for Google Summer of Code this year is April 6 and the program dates are May 21 to August 20. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD).

The organizations that will participate in Google Summer of Code this year will be announced on March 16, but the best way to prepare to apply is to become a contributor of the project that interests you early on. There are people in many organizations who are happy to help newcomers fix their first bug. Here is a list of some organizations where you can find mentors who will help you along the way:

GNOME is one of the organizations applying to participate in Google Summer of Code. GNOME is an innovative free software desktop. It is easy to use and is the most popular desktop distributed with free operating systems. Working on GNOME, you can be developing software for the core desktop, file management, messaging, popular applications, educational activities, or the platform libraries. You can find information for starting to contribute to GNOME, including a list of mentors for many GNOME projects, here:

To engage more women with the project, GNOME is also organizing Outreach Program for Women internships. The internships have the same structure, program dates, and stipend amount as Google Summer of Code, however they are open to any women who are available for a full-time internship (not just students), and are not limited to coding projects. Outreach Program for Women internships also include graphic design, documentation, and marketing projects. As with Google Summer of Code, the applicants need to get in touch with individual GNOME projects ahead of time to decide which project they are interested in working on and make a small contribution to the project.

Please consider applying for these programs, encourage someone else to apply, or help spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to any student and technical women groups!



There are different flyers that you can post on university campuses, hand out at conferences, or attach to the above e-mail. When different PDF versions are available, please print out or attach the one that is right for the paper format used at your locale.

GNOME Women Outreach Poster

Presentation Materials

Sample Social Network Updates

Prepare for Google Summer of Code! Select a project that interests you and contribute with the help of a mentor.

GNOME is sponsoring internships for women May 21 - Aug 20. Learn more and apply by April 6.

Covered Universities, Organizations, Conferences

Please add the organizations you sent the info to here.




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