Sample Timelines

As a project administrator you can use these sample timelines to set up your Mentorship program.

Mentees and mentors can use these phases and timelines to gain an understanding of the work and effort that may be required to participate in a Mentorship program.

Suggested Mentorship Program Timeline

Note: Phases may overlap.

  1. Participating open-source project communities submit project proposals:

    • Call for proposals to participating project communities - 2-3 weeks

    • Selected project enrollment on CommunityBridge - 1 week

    • Mentors invitations/sign-up - 2 weeks

  2. Mentee Application Acceptance and Review:

    • Mentee application acceptance phase - 2-6 weeks

    • Mentee application review and selection process - 2-4 weeks

    • Mentee acceptance paperwork phase - 2 weeks

  3. Mentorship project duration - 12 weeks

Suggested Mentorship Project Progress Timeline

This sample timeline presents mentorship program milestones, including stipend payments.

  • Week 1: Mentorship project begins with the initial work assignments

  • End of Week 3: First mentee evaluations due and first stipend payment approvals

  • End of Week 6: Midterm mentee evaluations due and second stipend payment approvals

  • End of Week 9: Third mentee evaluations due and third stipend payment approvals

  • End of Week 12: Final mentee evaluations and mentee blog submission due, fourth stipend payment approvals