Google Summer of Code

GooglePlease note that the applications for Google Summer of Code for summer 2017 will open on March 20, 2017 but the advance notice is for you to get sufficient time to prepare for your applications.

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining 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.

Who can apply: Pretty much anyone with a brain and heart of a programmer, must be a full or part time student, and 18 years or older.

You can submit up to five proposals/apply for maximum 5 projects. However, only one per student may be accepted. No more than one proposal per student will be accepted, no matter how many proposals you submit.

Location: This is a remote (work from home) internship. All development occurs online; there is no requirement to travel as part of the program.

Duration: Around 3 months (May 30-August 29, 2017).

Stipend: $5,500 (more than Rs. 3.5 lakhs) for around 3 months of work.

Here is a link to the Google Summer of Code’s website.

Also go through these FAQs.

Check the timelines of Google Summer of Code 2017.

Also follow Google Summer of Code on Quora.

The applications for Google Summer of Code for summer 2017 will open on March 20, 2017 but the advance notice is for you to get sufficient time to prepare for your applications.

Internship Stories: An IIT Bombay student who worked with Mozilla through GSoC.

Indian students especially from the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani and IITs have been dominating this program for many years. India has been the top performing country in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) since 2012. In 2015, highest number of GSoC participants/selections came from India (335) followed by the USA (127) and Sri Lanka (58). Here is a post on some interesting Google Summer of Code statistics.

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