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How to Participate

You can participate in the Linux Foundation Mentorship program as a program administrator, a mentor or a mentee.

Program Administrator: As a program administrator you will enroll a mentorship program on the platform and act as a single point of contact for mentors, mentees and the Linux Foundation HR and finance team. Specifically, you will collaborate with mentors during the application review process and work closely with The Linux Foundation HR and finance team to oversee the mentee acceptance process and stipend payments.

Mentor: Mentors volunteer their time to work with mentees during the mentorship program. You will need to create a mentor profile on the Mentorship platform before you can request to be a mentor for The Linux Foundation Mentorship program.

Mentee: Mentees need to create a mentee profile in order to apply to The Linux Foundation mentorship programs. As a mentee you will have an opportunity to contribute to an open source project while working under the guidance of an experienced mentor who's an active contributor to the project and open-source community.

How does the program work?

First, a project administrator enrolls a project. Then, mentors and mentees participate as shown in the following high-level diagram: