GSoC (Google Summer of Code) and FOSSOPW (Free & Open Source Software Outreach Program for Women) are two of the most widespread open source internship programs. But the number of people who know about FOSSOPW is low considering to GSoC.
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If you don’t know about GSoC and FOSSOPW visit the following links :

Although both programs support open source community by providing paid internships for the participants and looking similar from outside, they have their differences.

Main differences between GSoC and OPW :

  • OPW targets women as the name suggest, but GSoC has no such constraints
  • You don’t have to be a student to apply for FOSSOPW, but for GSoC you need to be a student to participate
  • You can participate only once in FOSSOPW program, but if you are eligible you can do GSoC as many times you want
  • OPW stipend is also the same as the GSoC stipend which is $5500, but you get additional $500 as a travel allowance
  • While GSoC projects only focused on coding aspects, OPW projects cover a wider field with documentation and outreach projects

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