Call for Mentors and Projects for 2020 LF Networking Mentorship Program

Abhijit Kumbhare

Hi folks,

I just noticed this email on the ONAP mailing list - but this applies to ODL as well. If you are interested in an intern project please check out the info below by Mi Yu - and please read the whole email from Min Yu. I will follow up on why it was not sent on ODL mailing list and whether we can have a deadline extended because of that. 

In the meantime, please be aware of the current deadlines of the program:

2020 Program Schedule*

  • January 27 - February 28 (5 weeks): Community members who are interested in mentoring submit project proposals
  • March 2 - March 13 (2 weeks): Individual Project TSC reviews and approves projects 
  • March 16: List of approved projects announced and the program officially launched
  • March 16 - April 24 (6 weeks): Mentee application period
  • April 27 - May 15 (3 weeks): Mentee application review and applicant interview
  • May 15 - Top mentee candidates are identified
  • May 18 - May 22 (1 week): Finalize mentee cohort and selected mentees complete HR contracting paperwork
  • May 25 - May 29 (1 week): Mentee and mentor onboarding
  • June 1: All mentees officially begin
    • full-time program: June 1 - August 21
    • part-time program: June 1 - November 13

*The program dates are subject to change without advanced notice.


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From: Kenny Paul <kpaul@...>
Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [onap-tsc] Call for Mentors and Projects for 2020 LF Networking Mentorship Program
To: <onap-tsc@...>

Reminder deadline for submissions is Feb. 28!



From: kpaul@... <kpaul@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:56 AM
To: onap-tsc@...
Subject: Call for Mentors and Projects for 2020 LF Networking Mentorship Program


Dear TSC Members,

Please see the message below from Min Yu regarding the LFN 2020 mentorship program.  If you are interested in an intern project this year, please look at the info below. Note that the submission deadline is Feb. 28.





From: Min Yu <myu@...>


Today, we’re excited to open the call for mentors and project proposals for the 2020 LF Networking Mentorship Program. This is the first year we're bringing all community intern/mentor projects under the LF Networking umbrella to launch with an integrated program schedule and program operations/management. The Program is intended to provide a formal structure to connect mentors and student developers from around the globe to contribute their enthusiasm, time, and experience toward building sustainable LFN communities.

 Why should you consider mentoring for LF Networking Mentorship Program?

  • You believe in the value of mentorship in helping new developers to navigate open source development, the culture, the tooling and infrastructure to be a productive member of the community.  
  • You are passionate about teaching and guiding student developers, many of whom may be first time open-source contributors, 
  • You are eager to bring in new perspectives, new ideas, and new talent into your community and projects.
  • You have a narrowly scoped mentorship project with clear learning objectives/outcomes and a mentee's work and potential contributions could add value to the project or community of which you're an active developer or maintainer.     

 I am interested in mentoring but how do I get started? 

What are the elements the LFN Mentorship Program will implement to maximize mentor/mentee collaboration success?

  • Mentor and mentee onboarding will be conducted at the start of the Program
  • Mentor and mentee guide will be available as part of the Linux Foundation CommunityBridge Mentorship initiative
  • Project planning that includes deliverables, milestones, and tasks will be completed collaboratively between the mentors and mentees during the first two weeks of the program and posted on the wiki to increase transparency and accountability.
  • Mentee presentations will be required to sharpen both presentation skills and to cultivate the ability to provide constructive feedback and critique that’s the norm in the open source community for developing technologies collaboratively and openly.
  • Mentee evaluation will be conducted on a regular cadence tied to milestone deliverable schedules to help mentors and LFN staff formalize and respond to progress.

While mentors will be on a voluntary basis, the hired mentees will be eligible to receive a stipend. As an added bonus, each mentee who successfully completes the Program will be invited and financially sponsored by LF Networking to attend an event/conference and present their work to the broader community (specific event TBD but will be during Q3 or Q4 of this year or Q1 of the following year).


If you have any questions, please contact mentorship@...


We look forward to your submission of a mentorship project and thank you in advance for volunteering your time to contribute to the training of the new talent pool in the LF Networking communities.




Min Yu

Operations Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1(530) 902-6464 (m)


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