[PLUG] Fwd: [fsug-tvm] Free and Open Source Software internships for women

Praveen A pravi.a at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 10:08:47 PST 2012


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From: Anivar Aravind <anivar.aravind at gmail.com>
Date: 2012/11/18
Subject: [fsug-tvm] Free and Open Source Software internships for women


Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user
the freedom to use, copy, study, change, and improve it. FOSS
contributors believe that this is the best way to develop software
because it benefits society, creates a fun collaborative community
around a project, and allows anyone to make innovative changes that
reach many people.

In an effort to get more women involved in FOSS, a number of
organizations are offering Outreach Program for Women internships from
January 2 to April 2, 2013. The application deadline is December 3,
2012. The applicants need to get in touch with individual projects
they are interested in working on and make a small contribution ahead
of the application deadline. The participating organizations are:

 * Deltacloud - abstraction layer for the differences between the
cloud providers
 * Fedora - GNU/Linux-based operating system
 * GNOME - GNU/Linux-based desktop environment and applications
 * JBoss - Java-based application server and related projects
 * Mozilla - software that promotes the goals of the Open Web
 * Open Technology Institute - democratized network infrastructure for
universal access
 * OpenITP - support for developers who build circumvention technology
 * OpenStack - cloud deployment and management software
 * Tor - anonymizing proxy network
 * Wikimedia - wiki software and infrastructure for Wikipedia and
related projects

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 FOSS community. The projects include software
development, system administration, web development, user experience
design, graphic design, documentation, and marketing. The stipend for
the program is $5,000 (USD). Any woman available for a full time
internship who has not previously participated in the Outreach Program
for Women or Google Summer of Code is welcome to apply. College women
from the Southern Hemisphere who will have a school summer break
during most of this time are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please visit https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen to learn
more and apply. This program is organized by the GNOME Foundation.
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this message to
interested university and community groups.

The mentorship opportunities are also available throughout the year
for anyone interested in getting started contributing to FOSS outside
of the internship program.

~ Regards
Anivar

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