Outreach Program for Women 2014
Tue, 04-Mar-2014 by
I am pleased to announce that we will once again be taking part in the "Outreach Program for Women.":https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen/2014/MayAugust#Participating_Organizations
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":https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen.
If you are an intern interested in working with Perl please take a look at our "ideas page":http://www.perlfoundation.org/outreach_program_for_women and also the "project ideas page":http://wiki.enlightenedperl.org/gsoc2014/ideas 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":http://blogs.perl.org/users/upasana/2013/10/yay-moose-is-free-from-stringy-exceptions.html and Shawn's "experiences as a mentor":http://sartak.org/2013/10/structured-exceptions-in-moose-mentorship.html.
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.