September 16, 2011

New Round of Outreach Program for Women Internships

As part of the Outreach Program for Women in GNOME, the GNOME Foundation is sponsoring at least three internships for women from December 12, 2011 to March 12, 2012. The application deadline is October 31, 2011. These internship dates are aimed at the college women in the Southern Hemisphere who will have a school summer break during this time. However, any woman who has relevant experience and is available for a full-time internship is welcome to apply.

As part of the application process, we are asking women to take the time to learn about the participating projects and make a contribution to the one they are interested in. These projects include ones in programming, graphic design, documentation, and marketing. The applicants are encouraged to work together with the project’s mentor on their first contribution and are supported by their mentor and other project contributors during their internship.

Here is the program flyer designed by Máirín Duffy.

This is a third round of the Outreach Program for Women internships. The two previous rounds took place from December through March and from May through August in the last year. With the help of Collabora, Google, and Mozilla who sponsored additional internships, the program itself has had 8 participants each of the previous rounds. Also, the program helped encourage women to apply for Google Summer of Code in GNOME and resulted in 7 female participants in Google Summer of Code this year.

The participants’ contributions included work on GNOME Shell, Cheese webcam application,  Anjuta IDE, Empathy chat application, Evince document viewer, GCompris educational software, Getting Things GNOME! task management software, GNOME accessibility, documentation for the GNOME desktop and applications, graphic design of the desktop icons and marketing materials, and Zulu translations.

Please consider applying for the program, being a mentor, sponsoring an internship, or helping us spread the word.