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Gnome outreach programme for women

Gnome logoIn an effort to get more women involved in Free Software, the GNOME project is sponsoring several internships for women from 12th December 2011 to 12th March 2012. These dates are aimed at women students from the Southern Hemisphere who will have a summer break during this time, but any woman available for a full time internship is welcome to apply by the application deadline of 31st October.

The applicants need to get in touch with individual GNOME projects participating in this programme ahead of time to decide which project they are interested in working on and make a small contribution to the project.

Participants will be working remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating with 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 programme is US$5,000.

Visit the Gnome website to learn more and apply. Mentorship opportunities are also available throughout the year for anyone interested in getting started contributing to GNOME outside of the internship programme.

Hat tip: Geek Girl Australia