The COVID-19 pandemic has not only left businesses struggling to survive but also displaced individuals from internships or full-time employment. In order to support these interns and to give individuals an opportunity to reskill for some of the most sought-after, highly paid careers in the world, the Linux Foundation is expanding its Mentorship Program with seed funding from Intel.
- Intel is leading funding for this expansion with a $250,000 commitment.
- The Linux Foundation is investing an additional $100,000 and is calling on leaders throughout the industry to match this support to provide opportunities to aspiring technical talent during these unprecedented times.
- The Mentorship Program offers interns and mentees the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most popular open source projects, including Linux, Kubernetes and Hyperledger, among others.
- Job placements as a result of the program are common and have included interns taking positions at leading technologies companies that include Intel, Google, Red Hat, IBM and more.
- Mentors of the Program have included key developers from the world’s largest open-source software initiatives.
- Mentees enhance their technical skills while learning the open-source culture and collaboration norms, including tools and infrastructure.
The Linux Foundation Mentorship Program aims to enable developers to experiment, learn and contribute to open source communities while strengthening open source projects and building an increasingly skilled and diverse talent pool of developers.