/!\ Internship offers have closed. The program has not been renewed after 2018. /!\

Welcome to GNOME internships

GNOME internships provide a three-month internships for any person eligible by the eligibility rules. Interns are paid a stipend of $8000 per internship.

Each project defines its timeline in its description, located in its main wiki page.


The purpose of this section is to verify your eligibility for the internship and to gather information about any other commitments you might have during the internship period. Unless a question expressly asks you to provide details, you only need to provide a Yes or No answer.

1 - Are you are a resident or national of any country or region other than Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or Sudan?

2 - Are you or will you be 18 years of age or older by December 1, 2018?

3 - Are you eligible to work in the country or countries in which you will reside throughout the duration of the program?

4 - Do you confirm that you are not a person or entity restricted by US export controls or sanctions programs?

5 - Are you available for a full-time, 40 hours a week internship between the project dates? Please list any commitments you have between these dates that might conflict with you being available full-time to work on the internship on any given week, other than job and school commitments covered in questions below. (We expect interns to work out with their mentor how they make up for short absences.)

6 - Have you read and agree with what's stated in our internship contract?

7(i) - Are you free of any job commitments between the internship dates? (Skip questions 7(ii)-7(iii) if the answer is Yes.)

7(ii) What are the dates during which you have other job commitments and how many hours a week do they require?

7(iii) Given the information you provided above, can you certify that your job commitments will take up no more than 20 hours a week for at least seven weeks between the internship dates?

8(i) - Are you enrolled in school between the internship dates? (Skip questions 8(ii)-8(v) if the answer is No.)

8(ii) - What are the dates for the semesters and exam sessions that fall between these dates? How many weeks do you have during the internship period that are outside of the semester or exam session dates?

8(iii) - What classes and for how many credits are you taking in each one of the semesters that overlap with the internship dates? How many credits does a full-time student typically take a semester at your school? Please attach or provide a link to a curriculum that supports this information (required).

8(iv) - Do you plan to use your internship participation to satisfy a project requirement and receive school credits? If so, how many credits will you receive?

8(v) - Given the information you provided above, can you certify that after subtracting the credits, if any, that you will receive for the internship, you will take no more than half of the typical number of credits a full-time student takes at your school for at least seven weeks between the internship dates?

To be eligible for this round of GNOME Internships and to proceed with the application, you need to have answered:

  • Yes to questions 1-6
  • Yes to question 7(i) or 7(iii)
  • No to question 8(i) or Yes to question 8(v)


Take a look at the current round of projects at the list for 2018.


Sept. 1st, 2018, 16:00 UTC - Application period opens.

Oct. 1st, 2018, 16:00 UTC - Application period ends. Starts the interviews and choosing period.

Nov. 1st, 2018, 16:00 UTC - Accepted people announced on the projects page. Starts the "getting on speed" period where preparation for the project is done.

Dec. 1st, 2018 to March 1, 2019 - Internship period.

Students information & technical requirements

Certain level of knowledge and skills are required to apply for GNOME internships. GNOME internships are most suitable for people that are in late years of university studies or that has equivalent professional experience or that has been long term contributors in GNOME. Previous contributions to GNOME projects are required before applying and at least 3 non trivial contributions to the project you are interested in. You can find information about how to contribute to GNOME in the get involved page.

Mentors and administrators may interview applicants between 1 and 3 times in order to evaluate how fit is for the internship and project. Also during the program you will need to create bi-weekly reports in form of blog posts and have a regular communication flow with the mentor.

Apply for internship

Copy the following text making sure you answer the questions within and send an email to internships-admin@gnome.org.

Do you confirm that you are eligible for this internship as stated in our eligibility rules at https://wiki.gnome.org/Internships#Eligibility?. Answer "yes" or "no".

Do you confirm that you have read and agree with the internship contract linked at https://wiki.gnome.org/Internships#Eligibility?. Answer "yes" or "no".

== Personal Information ==

If you are accepted, fields in this section that are marked "(public)" will be displayed on a public acceptances page. If you prefer different information to be displayed publicly than you want to provide in this form, please provide both a private version visible only to the coordinators and mentors of the internship, and a public version to be displayed publicly.

Name (public):

Preferred pronoun (e.g. she, he, they):

E-mail address:

Blog URL (public, required):

IRC nick (public, optional):

Twitter URL (public, optional):

Website or Portfolio URL (optional):

GitHub, GitLab, or any other code repository URL (optional):

LinkedIn URL (optional):

Any other online presence URL you wish to provide:

Location (city, state/province, and country) (public):

Education completed or in progress (include university, major/concentration, degree level, and graduation year):

How did you hear about this internship?

== Project Information ==

What project are you interested in?

Who is a possible mentor for the project you are interested in?

Please describe your experience with the GNOME community and GNOME projects as a user and as a contributor. Some experience with GNOME stack and some contributions to GNOME are required for considering the application. Include information and links to the contributions you made:

Please describe your experience with the project you are interested to participate as a user and as a contributor and relevant areas. Include information and links to the contributions you made:

Please describe your experience with any other FOSS projects as a user and as a contributor:

Please describe any relevant projects that you have worked on previously and what knowledge you gained from working on them (include links):

Please describe the details and the timeline of the work you plan to accomplish on the project you are most interested in (discuss these first with the mentor of the project):

Internships (last edited 2022-05-04 13:04:01 by EmmanueleBassi)