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The GNOME Foundation is thrilled to welcome the Software Freedom Conservancy to its 2012 Outreach Program for Women. The Outreach Program for Women seeks to engage women in the development, documentation and general improvement of open source and free software. Concurrently with the Google Summer of Code, the Outreach Program for Women additionally funds internships for women to spend the summer participating in and contributing to free software projects while being mentored by an experienced member of the free software community.

The deadline for applications to both the Outreach Program for Women internships and Google’s Summer of Code is April 6th. GNOME has made available a list of Google Summer of Code project ideas that are suitable for either this outreach program or Summer of Code. Conservancy’s internship is with the Twisted project, which has also made available full details and application requirements on the internship on its wiki. The Conservancy’s internship will follow the internship rules outlined by the GNOME Foundation’s Outreach Program for

Conservancy and the GNOME Foundation urge women who aspire to get involved with free software projects this summer to act fast! The deadline for applications for all these programs is just days away!