A month ago, Amanda McPherson and Greg Kroah-Hartman from the Linux Foundation asked me to coordinate an internship program aimed at getting more women to participate in the Linux kernel. In order to be considered for an internship, the applicants need to submit patches to the Linux kernel, and get them accepted.
The results have been amazing:
- 41 women applied for 6 Linux kernel internships.
- In 13 days, 374 patches were submitted, and 137 patches were accepted.
- Diff stat for accepted patches:
105 files changed, 3889 insertions(+), 4872 deletions(-)
Want a summer internship working on the Linux kernel?
Internships are available for women and genderqueer/genderfluid people for summer 2013, from June to September. They come with a $5,000 stipend.
We have some pretty awesome projects and helpful mentors, so please apply to the FOSS Outreach for Women (OPW) page.
Please complete your initial application by May 1st. We’re still working on some details, so you’ll be able to update your application until May 17th.
Please share this with any of your friends that might be interested!
Update: If you’re interested in being a mentor for kernel interns in any capacity, or helping review applications or documentations, please let me know. My email is in MAINTAINERS.