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Summer of Code programs and short-term internships within and beyond the Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) world. Some of these are open to ALL programmers and (non)technical folks, so you need not be a student to participate.


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Before delving into the world of FOSS, here is some Free advice:


FOSS

JSoC

  • Program:: The Julia Summer of Code (JSoC) is similar in scope and nature to that of GSoC. It is open to anyone willing to commit three months to a project, although preference will be given to students. If you have a project you'd like to propose, write up an description and send an email to juliasoc@googlegroups.com for feedback and approval. See the thread on the user group and the blog post.
  • Diversity:: Open to all genders.
  • FinAid:: Compensation is similar to GSoC - US$5500.00
  • TimeLine:: 2015Jun15-Sep15. It changes each year, so do track their announcements.

GNOME

  • Program:: Gnome's Outreachy Program for Women is run and funded by the Gnome Foundation and various sponsors. More details are available at their wiki and the OPW website.
  • Diversity:: Open to women and those who identify as one.
  • FinAid:: Compensation is similar to GSoC - US$5500.00
  • TimeLine:: It changes each year, so do track their announcements.

GSoC

  • Program:: Google Summer of Code is an annual internship program that is open to people of all genders from around the world, hence highly competitive.
  • Diversity:: Open to all genders.
  • FinAid:: US$5500.00 upon successful completion.
  • TimeLine:: May to August of each year, but do track their site for announcements.

RSoC

  • Program:: Rails Girls Summer of Code for Ruby-related projects.
  • Diversity:: Open to women and those who identify as one.
  • FinAid:: Offers full-time scholarships for 3 months to women who can work on FOSS projects, regardless of which part of the world they live in.
  • TimeLine:: Track their site for announcements.

Rosetta Commons

  • Program:: The largest collection of libraries for computational protein structure prediction and design is offering undergraduate student internships for the summer of 2015.
  • Diversity:: Open to all genders.
  • FinAid:: The Rosetta Commons and the sponsoring lab will provide housing, travel expenses up to $500, and a stipend of $4,500.
  • TimeLine:: Track their site for announcements.

Non-FOSS

INRIA

  • Program:: INRIA's Internship programme in France.
  • Diversity:: Open to all genders.
  • FinAid:: Ask them.
  • TimeLine:: Track their site for announcements.

US companies