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I would like to congratulate Pattawan Kaewduangdee on her successful application to work with Perl in the current round of the Outreach Program for Women. Pattawan will begin her internship working on MetaCPAN on May 19th with Olaf Alders as her mentor.

We wouldn't be able to take part in this program without the support of our sponsors or the support of the mentors. I would like to thank Olaf and the team at MetaCPAN for all the work they have put into this program. I would also like to thank Sawyer for his help with the program and for agreeing to be a mentor for Dancer.

I am pleased to announce that we will once again be taking part in the Outreach Program for Women.

The application period is now open for women looking for a summer internship working on a Perl related project. The internship will take place from May 19th to August 18th 2014. The internship pays a stipend of $5,500 and the intern is expected to work full-time on the project. The deadline for applications is the 19th March. Full details of the eligibility requirements and how to apply for an internship can be found on the program website.

If you are an intern interested in working with Perl please take a look at our ideas page and also the project ideas page for this year's Google Summer of Code. If you are already working on a Perl project and what to contribute to that we can help you find a suitable mentor.

Last summer was the first time that we took part in the program. We had one intern, Upasana Shukla, who worked with her mentor Shawn Moore on the Moose project. You can read about Upasana's experiences as an intern and Shawn's experiences as a mentor.

We are still looking for mentors and project ideas for the interns. If you are interested in the possibility of having an intern working on your project for the summer please contact karen [at] perlfoundation.org.

Outreach Program for Women

I am pleased to announce that we will be taking part in the next round of the Free and Open Source Outreach Program for Women. This successful program was started in 2006 by the GNOME Foundation to encourage women to participate in the FOSS community.

This round of the program is open to women looking for internships between June and September of 2013. Full details of the eligibility requirements can be found on the program website.

We are looking for mentors and project ideas for the interns and also help with the coordination of this project. If you are interested in helping out in any way please contact karen [at] perlfoundation.org

At present we have the funding for one intern. If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring this project so that more interns could be funded please contact karen [at] perlfoundation.org

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