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PSA: Google taking student applications for Summer of Code 2012 internships

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Every year since 2005, Google has sponsored a program called "Summer of Code," in which it offers paid internships to students who are willing to work on open source projects. Students will have until April 6th to peruse any of the 180 accepted projects and submit a proposal to work on them

google summer of code 2012
google summer of code 2012

Every year since 2005, Google has sponsored a program called "Summer of Code," in which it offers paid internships to students who are willing to work on open source projects. The program works in a three-phase cycle, with organizations and mentors submitting proposals for their projects, then students also applying to work on said projects, and finally the two groups get connected together for a summer of open source coding madness. On its Open Source at Google blog, the company has put the word out that we are officially in phase 2 for this year: student proposals. Students will have until April 6th to peruse any of the 180 accepted projects and submit a proposal to work on them.

Google is hosting a hangout on April 2nd to explain the whole process, but the Summer of Code website also has a fairly comprehensive FAQ for interested students. It's likely that around 1,000 students — give or take — will be accepted into the internship program.