The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) helps women (cis and trans) and genderqueer get involved in free and open source software. We provide a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year and offer focused internship opportunities twice a year with a number of free software organizations.
Application process is now open for the new round of the Outreach Program for Women internships. The application deadline is March 19, 2014 and internship dates are May 19 to August 18. Coding, design, documentation and other projects are available. The applicants are asked to collaborate with mentors from the participating organizations to make a contribution relevant to the project they are applying for during the application process.
Applicants who are students interested in coding projects are encouraged to apply for Google Summer of Code as well. The administrators of both programs will coordinate to accept the top applicants for one of the programs.
In both programs, the accepted participants will work remotely, while being guided by their mentor, and receive $5,500 stipend.Learn how to get started and apply!
Congratulations to the 30 interns participating in the December 2013 - March 2014 round of the Outreach Program for Women!Find out who's participating in this round!
The Outreach Program for Women is organized by the GNOME Foundation. The internships in the December 2013 - March 2014 are generously sponsored by the following organizations and companies:
Red Hat supports the Outreach Program for Women by contributing its employee time towards the organization of the program.
Ropes & Gray helps the Outreach Program for Women by kindly providing pro bono legal assistance for the program.
The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) was inspired by Google's Summer of Code and by how few women applied for it. The GNOME Foundation first started the OPW with one round in 2006, and then resumed the effort in 2010 with rounds organized twice a year. In the May-August 2012 round, the Software Freedom Conservancy joined the OPW with one internship with the Twisted project. In the January-April 2013 round, many other free and open source organizations joined the program.
This program is a welcoming link that connects talented and passionate newcomers with people working in free and open source software and guides them through their first contribution. Through OPW, participants learn how exciting and valuable work on software freedom can be, while helping us to build a more inclusive community.
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