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Program Schedule & Timelines
The Linux Foundation Mentorship Program follows the following term names, however the program administrators can use any Term name during program creation. For details, see program terms of Program Setup.
Full-Time Terms:
Spring Term: March 1st - May 31st
  • Mentorships available on LFX Mentorship: mid-January
  • Mentee applications open on LFX: approximately 4 weeks
  • Mentee application review and acceptance: approximately during the 2 weeks before the term begins.
Note: Dates may vary based on project guidelines.
Summer Term: June 1st - August 31st
  • Mentorships available on LFX Mentorship: mid-April
  • Mentee applications open on LFX: approximately 4 weeks
  • Mentee application review and acceptance: approximately during the 2 weeks before the term begins.
Note: Dates may vary based on project guidelines.
Fall Term: September 1st - Nov 30th
  • Mentorships available on LFX Mentorship: mid-July
  • Mentee applications open on LFX: approximately 4 weeks
  • Mentee application review and acceptance: approximately during the 2 weeks before the term begins.
Note:
  1. 1.
    Dates may vary based on project guidelines.
  2. 2.
    Part-time terms will continue for three to six months based on project guidelines.
Activity Timelines
  1. 1.
    Mentorship duration - three months (12 weeks - full-time schedule)
    • Week 1: Mentorship program begins with the initial work assignments
    • End of Week 3: First mentee evaluations due (optional per mentor/program admin)
    • End of Week 6: Midterm mentee evaluations due and first stipend payment (50% of the total amount) approvals
    • End of Week 9: Third mentee evaluations due (optional per mentor/program admin)
    • End of Week 12: Final mentee evaluations and mentee feedback/blog submission due, second and second stipend payment (50% of the total amount) approvals
  2. 2.
    Mentorship duration - six months (24 weeks - part-time schedule)
    • Week 1: Mentorship program begins with the initial work assignments
    • End of Week 6: First mentee evaluations due (optional per mentor/program admin)
    • End of Week 12: Midterm mentee evaluations due and first stipend payment (50% of the total amount) approvals
    • End of Week 18: Third mentee evaluations due (optional per mentor/program admin)
    • End of Week 24: Final mentee evaluations and mentee feedback/blog submission due, second and second stipend payment (50% of the total amount) approvals
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