Get paid to contribute to Python this summer
March 03, 2014 | Tag: » Announcements, outreach
The Python Software Foundation is proud to announce that it is sponsoring CPython internships for women this summer through the GNOME Outreach Program for Women.
What: Earn a $5500 USD stipend while contributing to the CPython interpreter and standard library.
When: This is a full-time summer internship lasting from May 19th through August 18th.
Where: Anywhere! This is remote internship, with most communication happening on mailing lists, bug trackers, and IRC.
Who: This internship is open to anyone who identifies as a woman or is genderqueer, genderfluid, or genderfree. Note that unlike Google Summer of Code, you do not need to be a student.
Applications are due by March 19th.
First-time contributors to Python are welcome and encouraged to apply. We have a great group of mentors who will help you practice the tools of open source development, get comfortable with the CPython development cycle, and work with you to craft a project proposal that fits your background and interests and what you want to learn this summer.
Projects are not restricted to code: documentation, user experience design, web development, and translation are just some of the other possible areas of focus this summer.
We'll also be running some in-person and virtual events leading up to the March 19th deadline, so stay tuned for details!
Contributing a patch to CPython is a prerequisite to applying for the program, so get started today to maximize your time to learn, practice, and contribute.