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"Apply for a paid mentorship in one of four teams"

Are you looking for your first open source experience in a professional environment? Then we invite you to apply to the 2024 Coding Experience (CE) Program. This year, we are accepting candidates to participate on one of the following four areas: Chromium, Multimedia/GStreamer, Web Standards implementation, and Wolvic.

CE participants receive financial compensation of €7,000 for 450 hours of work time over a period of either 3 or 6 months, on a schedule that works best for you. Each CE participant is mentored by one of Igalia’s outstanding open source contributors, and acquire knowledge and skills that will benefit them well beyond the program. The Coding Experience is remote-friendly, in keeping with Igalia’s fully-remote structure.

Applicants to the program can be students enrolled in an official education program, such as a college degree program, or can be students in alternative learning itineraries (e.g., self-learning). The CE program is also open to people who are in a later stage of their professional career, do not have experience working in tech fields, and are willing to refocus.

Igalia is strongly committed to considering all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, race, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever type of systemic discrimination they have faced. We expressly invite women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply, and the program does give preference to applications coming from underrepresented groups in our industry.

The application period is open through April 3rd, 2024, with applicants being informed of their acceptance status by mid-May. If you’re interested in learning more about the Coding Experience program or you are ready to apply, please visit the Igalia Coding Experience page.