The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) helps women 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.
The next round of the Outreach Program for Women internships will have an application deadline on March 19, 2014, and internship dates from May 19 to August 18. Coding, design, documentation and other projects will be available. The accepted participants will work remotely, while being guided by their mentor, and receive $5,500 stipend.
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. The organizations that will participate in the next round have not yet been determined, but starting to contribute to one of the organizations that participated in the past will help prepare to apply for an internship with any organization.Learn how to get started and apply!
Congratulations to the 31 participants accepted for 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 this round 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 women with people working in free and open source software and guides them through their first contribution. Through OPW, women learn how exciting and valuable work on software freedom can be, while helping us to build a more inclusive community.
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