[rust-dev] Rust and Servo internships with the GNOME Outreach Program for Women

Brian Anderson banderson at mozilla.com
Fri Oct 18 14:14:26 PDT 2013


This year, the Rust and Servo projects are participating in the GNOME 
Outreach Program for Women (OPW). OPW is an opportunity for women to 
take on a paid, full-time, three-month internship working on one of 
several open-source projects. Interns can be located anywhere in the 
world and will primarily work from home; some funding will be available 
to travel to meet with the project mentors for a brief period of time.

This is the third time that Mozilla has participated as a source of 
project mentors, but it's the first time that the Rust and Servo 
projects specifically have participated. We're very excited about this 
and encourage you to apply if you're a woman who's interested in Rust. 
(OPW is an inclusive program: as per their information for applicants, 
"This program is open to anyone who is a female assigned at birth and 
anyone who identifies as a woman, genderqueer, genderfluid, or 
genderfree regardless of gender presentation or assigned sex at birth. 
Participants must be at least 18 years old at the start date of the 
internship.") If you're not eligible, please spread the word to any 
eligible individuals you know who have any interest in Rust or Servo.

No previous experience with Rust is required, but we do request some 
experience with C and systems programming, and of course people who have 
previously used Rust may make faster progress.

The deadline to apply is November 11.

The details are available at:

https://wiki.mozilla.org/GNOME_Outreach_December2013 (specific to Mozilla)
https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen (applying to OPW)

If you are not a woman, but interested in an internship working on Rust, 
never fear! If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or 
graduate program, you can apply for an internship at Mozilla Research 
for the winter, spring, or summer term. (Note that OPW is open to both 
students and non-students.) We will be announcing this program to the 
mailing list as well as soon as the details are finalized.

If you have any questions, please join #opw on irc.mozilla.org and/or 
contact Tim Chevalier (tchevalier at mozilla.com, tjc on IRC) (Rust contact 
person) or Lars Bergstrom (lbergstrom at mozilla.com, lbergstrom on IRC) 
(Servo contact person).

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