As a project maintainer, use these timelines as examples for setting up your Mentorship program.
As a mentee, mentor, or company, use these phases and timelines as examples for understanding the time and effort that may be required to participate in a Mentorship program.
Call for participating project communities and mentor sign-ups - 8 weeks
Preparation: Note: Phases may overlap.
Mentee application process - 6 weeks
Review and selection process - 2 weeks
Mentee contract process - 2 weeks
Mentorship program active: mentors and mentees participate - 12 weeks
This sample timeline presents the phases and activities for a Mentorship program, which could be staggered continually.
Call for participating communities opens. Mentor sign-up opens.
Week one: Application period opens for mentees (projects are available)
Week two: Last week for project communities to sign up to participate
Week three: Last week to add projects to the Mentorship program
Week one: Application evaluation period ends for most communities
Week two: Deadline for mentors to select mentees
Week three: Communities receive confirmation from organizers of the approved mentees
Week four: Mentees are publicly announced
Months Four to Seven:
Mentees participate in the Mentorship program (see sample timeline below)
Mentors may introduce graduates to interested employers
This sample timeline presents term milestones, including stipend payments or accepted full-time mentees:
Week 1: Term Start Date
End of Week 3: Initial Evaluation Due
By End of the Month: Stipend Payment for the Initial Evaluation. Mentees with a successful Initial Evaluation will receive the initial stipend.
End of Week 6: Midterm Evaluation Due
By End of the Month: Stipend Payment for the Midterm Evaluation. Mentees with a successful Midterm Evaluation will receive a midterm stipend.
End of Week 12: Final Evaluation and Conclusion of the Term
By End of the Month: Stipend Payment for the Final Evaluation: December 31, 2019. Mentees with successful final evaluation will receive the final stipend.