Mentorship Program

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

Learn more about their work in our recent blog post and see their work in person at Open Source Summit Europe in October.

Each mentee will work closely with a mentor for the duration of his/her internship. For a list of suggested intern development projects, please see our Project Ideas Page. Mentorship development projects do not need to be limited to ideas on this wiki page. If you have a great idea for a development activity for Linux and Open Source on Mainframe, you can submit the idea as part of your application and, if chosen, the Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Administrator will find a suitable mentor for you.

Each mentee will work remotely from his/her location of choice. There is no physical work facility provided or required.

The Open Mainframe Project will also give the ability for each mentee successfully completing the program to present their project at an industry conference. The Open Mainframe Project will provide a stipend for travel for each student. To help support the student for presenting, the project will provide professional resources and training to help build their presentation skills.

2020 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM DETAILS COMING SOON

U.S. SCHEDULE

April 29– May 17, 2019
Intern/Mentor Bonding Period – Interns and Mentors get to know one another, interns read documentation, join in irc and mailing lists, and get comfortable with the other developers on the project.

May 20th, 2019
Internship Start Date – Interns provided a $500 stipend

June 21, 2019
Midterm Evaluations – Interns receiving a satisfactory evaluation are provided a $2,500 stipend

July 22 – July 28, 2019
Final week: Interns tidy code, write tests, improve documentation and submit their code sample.

July 29 – August 2, 2019
Mentors complete their student evaluations. Interns receiving a satisfactory evaluation are provided a $3,000 stipend.

October 28 – October 20, 2019
Interns present their project at Open Source Summit Europe.

EU SCHEDULE

June 10 – June 28, 2019
Intern/Mentor Bonding Period – Interns and Mentors get to know one another, interns read documentation, join in irc and mailing lists, and get comfortable with the other developers on the project.

July 1, 2019
Internship Start Date – Interns provided a $500 stipend

August 2, 2019
Midterm Evaluations – Interns receiving a satisfactory evaluation are provided a $2,500 stipend

September 2 – 6, 2019
Final week: Interns tidy code, write tests, improve documentation and submit their code sample.

September 9 – 13, 2019
Mentors complete their student evaluations. Interns receiving a satisfactory evaluation are provided a $3,000 stipend.

October 28 – October 20, 2019
Interns present their project at Open Source Summit Europe.