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Summer 2011 Internship Announcement
The Humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) Project is pleased to announce the availability of Fifteen (15) undergraduate internships for the 2011 H-FOSS Summer Institute. The summer interns will be part of a development team to build free and open source software for use by humanitarian organizations.
The concurrent H-FOSS Institutes will be held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Wesleyan University in Middletown CT, and Connecticut College in New London CT, with teams working and housed at each location. The 10-week Institute runs from late May to late July -- the exact dates may vary slightly from campus to campus. The internships come with a $4000 stipend and include on-campus housing for the duration.
Projects this year include a mobile data gathering application for a humanitarian aid organization in Haiti, a mobile application to assist fire fighters and other first responders, a disaster preparedness application for a major metropolitan city, an application to provide internet privacy and anonymity to help protect human rights workers, and a project to develop mobile applications aimed at enhancing introductory computing education.
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We seek students with a strong interest in helping build software that benefits the community while at the same time furthering their own computing skills. Although there is no minimum requirement for an internship, an introductory course in computer science plus a working knowledge of some programming language is desirable. Particular development projects may have additional requirements.
The application deadline is March 14, 2011. Application review will begin on March 15th and will continue until all placements are filled.