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(updating some of the items to be less 2014-focused)
The following programs allow participants to choose among a large number of participating projects.
* Link: [https://wiki.gnome.org/
* Who is eligible: Anyone assigned female at birth or currently identifying as a woman, genderqueer, genderfluid or genderfree. Participants do *not* need to be students, US citizens, or programmers.
* Stipend: $5500
* Details: "The internships offered are not limited to coding, but include user experience design, graphic design, documentation, web development, marketing, translation and other types of tasks needed to sustain a FOSS project. The internship is expected to be a full-time effort, meaning that the participants must be able to spend 40 hours a week on their project. Participants will work remotely from home." Remote.
=== Google Summer of Code ===
* Link: [https://
* Who is eligible: Students with "some programming experience at the university level". You do not need to be a CS or IT major. You do not need to be a US citizen.
* Duration: May
* Stipend: $5500
* Details: "Google Summer of Code is a program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects. Historically, the program has brought together over 7,500 students with over 440 open source projects, to create over 50 millions of lines of code." Remote.
* Link: [http://railsgirlssummerofcode.org/ Program website]
* Who is eligible: People identifying as female or socialized female are given priority. Not limited to students, but professional developers are excluded. (See [http://railsgirlssummerofcode.org/application-guide/#1 here] for more details.)
* Duration: Three months,
* Stipend: $1500 per month; $4500 total
* Details: "Just like in Google Summer of Code and Ruby Summer of Code, students will be paid so they're free to work on Open Source projects for a few months. Unlike those programs, the Rails Girls Summer of Code is about helping students to further expand their knowledge and skills by contributing to a great Open Source project (rather than producing highly sophisticated code)." Remote.
* Link: [http://www.dataone.org/internships Program website]
* Who is eligible: Undergraduates, Graduate Students and Postgraduates (of 5 years or less)
* Duration: 3 months (May
* Stipend: $5000
* Details: Interns undertake a 9 week program of work centered around one of the projects listed below. Each intern will be paired with one primary mentor and, in some cases, secondary and tertiary mentors. Interns need not necessarily be at the same location or institution as their mentor(s). Interns and mentors are expected to have a face-to-face meeting at the beginning of the summer, maintain frequent communication throughout the program and interns are required to work in an open notebook environment.
=== Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) ===
* Link: [http://sophia.estec.esa.int/
* Who is eligible: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in educational institutions in certain European countries (see [http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2014/faq#socis_elig_student_who here] for more details).
* Deadline: May
* Duration: 3 months (June-August)
* Stipend: 4000 Euros
=== Automattic (Wordpress.com) ===
* Link: [
* Who is eligible: "students currently enrolled in a program" are preferred, though anyone can apply.
* Stipend: No details given beyond "paid".
* Other details: Remote. Two positions: developer intern and communications intern.
* Link: http://opennews.org/fellowships/
* Who is eligible: unknown (seems to be programmer-focused, and not limited to US citizens)
* Duration: 10 months, starting in Jan/Feb
* Stipend: $60,000 plus [http://opennews.org/fellowships/info.html benefits]
* Other details: "Knight-Mozilla Fellows spend 10 months embedded with our partner newsrooms. Our Fellows are developers, technologists, civic hackers, and data crunchers who are paid to work with the community inside and outside of their newsroom to develop open-source projects. Fellows work in the open by sharing their code and their discoveries, helping to strengthen and build journalism's toolbox." "Fellows work on a range of projects including data, mapping, research, and analysis of impact."
* Link: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship
* Who is eligible: "Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment. Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields." World-wide, but proficient English is required.
* Deadline: August
* Duration: unknown
* Stipend: $80,000 or $100,000
* Link: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/technology-innovation-fellows/
* Who is eligible: US citizens
* Duration: two years
* Stipend: unknown
* Link: [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG program website]
* Who is eligible: Criteria include "Individual or team of up to 4 individuals. Demonstrated involvement in the Wikimedia movement, with good community-standing. Willing to provide full legal name and address. Able to independently complete the project."
* Duration: "Scoped to 6 months, with potential to renew for 6 more if need is shown."
* Stipend: "Maximum request USD 30,000. No minimum."
* Link: http://go.hpcloud.com/scholarship-registration
* Who is eligible: "All women who are enrolled full time in an information systems or computer science (or equivalent) major course of study and capable of developing a project using OpenStack technology and/or Cloud Foundry are eligible."
* Stipend: $10,000 USD