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 period between semesters in the months of May, June, July, August, and September. Upon successful completion of the mentorship, mentees are invited to present at an industry conference. The Open Mainframe Project funds travel and expenses for mentees. You can learn more about past mentees and projects to help understand the program.

The schedule and proposal process for the 2020 program is now available.

Deadline for applications closed February 29, 2020

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.


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