Google Summer of Code 2021 for Students

Google Summer of Code
The application for the Google Summer of Code 2021 for students is now open. Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school. The application deadline is 13th April 2021.

About Google Summer of Code 

Through Google Summer of Code, participants will be paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects. This will allow them to gain exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

Students will need to contact the mentor organizations they want to work with and write up a project proposal for the summer. If accepted, students spend a month or more integrating with their organizations prior to the start of coding. Students then have three months to code, meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the Program, a Student must:

  1. be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon registration for the Program;
  2. be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution, including a college, university, masters program, PhD program and/or undergraduate program, as of the Acceptance Date;
  3. for the duration of the Program, be eligible to work in the country in which he or she resides; and
  4. not be an Organization Administrator or Mentor in the Program.

Ineligible Individuals. A Student may not participate in the Program if:

  1. He or she is:
    1. a resident of a United States embargoed country;
    2. ordinarily resident in a United States embargoed country; or
    3. otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs.
  2. He or she is an employee (including intern), contractor, officer, or director of:
    1. Google or its affiliates, or
    2. an Organization or any of its affiliates.
  3. He or she is an immediate family member (including a parent, sibling, child, spouse, or life partner regardless of where the Student lives) of one of the individuals listed in subsection (ii) above or a member of their household (whether related or not).
  4. He or she has participated as a Student in Google Summer of Code two (2) or more times previously.

Value and Duration of Program

Accepted students spend the summer coding with guidance from a mentor (3 months).

Successful student contributors will receive a $6000 USD stipend,  enabling the student concentrate on coding for 3 months.

How to Apply

To submit your application for the program, click here.

For more information about this program, visit the Program Webpage.

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