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== Longer Programs ==
== Fellowships ==
These fellowships are longer in duration (usually 10 months to a year) and generally not targeted at students.
=== Knight-Mozilla Fellows ===
=== Knight-Mozilla Fellows ===

Revision as of 22:12, 18 March 2014

This page is a list of financially supported opportunities (usually internships) for people (usually students) to work on open source projects.

Cross-project Programs

The following programs allow participants to choose among a large number of participating projects.

GNOME Outreach Project for Women

  • Link: program website
  • Who is eligible: Anyone assigned female at birth or currently identifying as a woman, genderqueer, genderfluid or genderfree. Participants to *not* need to be students, US citizens, or programmers.
  • Deadline: March 19, 2014
  • Duration: May 19 to August 18
  • 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."

Google Summer of Code

  • Link: program website
  • 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.
  • Deadline: March 21st, 2014
  • Duration: May 19 to August 18
  • 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."

Rails Girls Summer of Code

  • Link: 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 here for more details.)
  • Deadline: May 2nd, 2014
  • Duration: Three months, starting 1st of July 2014. Full-time commitment is encouraged but not necessary.
  • 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)."

DataONE Internships

  • Link: Program website
  • Who is eligible: Undergraduates, Graduate Students and Postgraduates (of 5 years or less)
  • Deadline: Mar 18 2014
  • Duration: 3 months (May 26 - Jul 25th - some flexibility)
  • 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.

Single-project Programs

The following programs are for a specific project.

Center for Open Science

  • Link: Internship posting
  • Who is eligible: Unknown
  • Deadline: Unknown
  • Duration: Unknown
  • Stipend: Unknown
  • Other details: Unknown


These fellowships are longer in duration (usually 10 months to a year) and generally not targeted at students.

Knight-Mozilla Fellows

  • Link: http://opennews.org/fellowships/
  • Who is eligible: unknown (seems to be programmer-focused, and not limited to US citizens)
  • Deadline: likely August 2014
  • Duration: 10 months, starting in Jan/Feb 2015
  • Stipend: $60,000 plus 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."

Code for America

Other resources to categorize