While not directly Inkscape related, the GNOME foundation recently announced that applications opened for the 2013 Free and Open Source Software internships for women.

For Designers that use Free and Open Source software (if you use Inkscape, that is you!), there are internships provided by both the Fedora project and the GNOME project that may suit you!

If you are intelligible to participate, be sure to spread the word about this awesome program.

A number of organizations are offering Outreach Program for Women internships from January 2 to April 2, 2013. The application deadline is December 3, 2012. The applicants need to get in touch with individual projects they are interested in working on and make a small contribution ahead of the application deadline.

The participating organizations are:

  • Deltacloud – abstraction layer for the differences between the cloud providers
  • Fedora – GNU/Linux-based operating system
  • GNOME – GNU/Linux-based desktop environment and applications
  • JBoss – Java-based application server and related projects
  • Mozilla – software that promotes the goals of the Open Web
  • OpenStack – cloud deployment and management software
  • Tor – anonymizing proxy network
  • Wikimedia – wiki software and infrastructure for Wikipedia and related projects

Participants will work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s team and the rest of the FOSS community. The projects include software development, system administration, web development, user experience design, graphic design, documentation, and marketing. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD).

Be sure to check out the page on the GNOME wiki that outlines how you can get involved.