Open source internships


The following people put their name down to continue the conversation in this topic:
Vipal Gupta


One existing program in this area is the LibreCorps program at the Rochester Institute of Technology FOSS@MAGIC initiative. One interesting part of the program is students come from a variety of backgrounds – not just code. There is also a focus on process development and open source community.

Pulled from the website:

LibreCorps is a FOSS@MAGIC Initiative connecting RIT students interested in open source to Humanitarian and Civic coding opportunities. Specifically, opportunities for Co-Operative Education Placements , a.k.a. Co-Ops (full-time paid internships), that are part of graduation requirements. For five years, students were successfully placed in positions with

LibreCorps students work in two major areas on Co-Ops. The first, not surprisingly, is technology. The second is FOSS process and Community. Many NGO and civic organizations put open-licensed work in repositories without a plan to build and maintain a community of contributors around their technology. LibreCorps worked with UNICEF Innovation this past year to do just that and examples of that work can be found in this presentation and long-term roadmap to do so.

LibreCorps is also interested in joint projects across international campuses.

This effort is driven by Stephen Jacobs and he is the best person to get in touch with about this. As a past participant in the program, I’m also happy to answer questions or help start new conversations.