Program Schedule & Timelines

The Linux Foundation Mentorship Program will follow the following term schedule in 2021.

Full-Time Terms:

Spring Term: March 1st - May 31st

  • mentorships available on LFX Mentorship: Jan 15th, 2021

  • mentee applications open: Jan 15th - Feb 12th (4 weeks)

  • application review/admission decisions/HR paperwork: Feb 15th - Feb 26th

Summer Term: June 1st - August 31st

  • mentorships available on LFX Mentorship: April 15th, 2021

  • mentee applications open: April 15th - May 14th (4 weeks)

  • application review/admission decisions/HR paperwork: May 17th - May 31st

Fall Term: September 1st - Nov 30th

  • mentorships available on LFX Mentorship: July 15th, 2021

  • mentee applications open: July 15th - August 12th (4 weeks)

  • application review/admission decisions/HR paperwork: August 12th - August 31st

Part-time terms will start on the same schedule and last six versus three months.

Activity Timelines

  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. 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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