Mentorship Program

Learn valuable mainframe skills to launch your career while helping improve the state of Linux and Open Source on Mainframe development community.

Through the Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program, mentees will be able to….

  • Expand their knowledge of mainframe technology
  • Help contribute to open source projects that will make it easier for these infrastructure applications to run on mainframe.
  • Learn crucial skills for a intern to be successful in a technology role within today’s enterprise, including but not limited to project planning, communication, problem solving, and scoping.
  • Be exposed to potential employers which help them transition into their career path successfully.

Learn more about the program and resources at internship resources repository.

How to participate in the Mentorship Program

For Higher Education Students

Summer Mentorship Program

The Open Mainframe Project funds mentees to complete projects during the LFX Mentorship terms. Upon successful completion of the mentorship, mentees are invited to present at an industry conference. The Open Mainframe Project provides a stipend for selected mentees. You can learn more about past mentees and projects to help understand the program.


For Academic Institutions

Mentorships for Class Credit

Mentorships can also be done as a part of an acadmeic class, such as a self-study or capstone program. Mentees should have thier academic institution advisor or instructor contact the Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program Administrator to coordinate on requirements needed to complete this.


Recent Blog Posts

Mainframe Open Education: My Journey as a Summer Mentee

| Blog, Education & Training, Mainframe Open Education, Mentorship | No Comments
Written by Tiiso Senosha, Open Mainframe Project Summer 2022 Mentee I am a 3rd-year student at the University of Johannesburg, studying Business Information Technology. I prefer to describe myself as…

Open Mainframe Mentorship Summer 2022

| Anomaly Detection Engine for Linux Logs, Blog, COBOL, Linux on Z, Mainframe Open Education, Mentorship, Software Discovery Tool, Zowe | No Comments
Open Mainframe Mentorship Summer 2022  The Open Mainframe Mentorship program continues to thrive as it matures as one of our most popular projects. Since launch, the Mentorship program has helped…

Open Mainframe Project Launches Annual Summer Mentorships

| Blog, COBOL, GenevaERS, Mainframe Open Education, Mentorship, Press, Software Discovery Tool, Zowe | No Comments
  Open Mainframe Project’s Mentorship Program is one of our oldest initiatives. Since launch, the Mentorship program has helped more than 60 students gain experience in a hands-on learning experience…

Service Candidates: The Blueprint of a Modernized Application

| Blog, COBOL, Mentorship | No Comments
Written By: Sudhanshu Dubey, Open Mainframe Project Summer Mentee Let’s do a quick recap before we start with this blog. In the introductory blog I briefly described my project “COBOL…

The Epilogue: A Retrospective of My Mainframe Mentorship Journey

| Blog, COBOL, Education & Training, Mentorship | No Comments
Written by Joshua Fogus, Open Mainframe Project Summer Mentee It’s that time.  We’ve finally arrived.  The bittersweet moment when a project is coming to an end.  On the one hand,…

Open Mainframe Project Mentorship: Cord Cutting the COBOL Coursework

| Blog, COBOL, Education & Training, Mentorship | No Comments
Written by: Joshua Fogus, Open Mainframe Project Summer Mentee … And now the riveting conclusion to Josh’s Open Mainframe Project journey. The offline Open Mainframe Project COBOL programming coursework is…