If you are a College or University student and are looking for the ultimate game development summer job, Google’s Summer of Code could be perfect for you! Of specific interest to game developers, the open source Godot Engine is one of the sponsored projects. The GSoC is basically a match making service, where Google matches up summer students with open source projects to work on projects that can be completed in a 3 month window, with Google picking up the tab.
Students are required to submit project proposals for what they intend to work on. Each GSoC project has a list of example projects for tasks they would like to see completed, here for example are the Godot projects. If you are accepted, you will be paired with a mentor then spend the summer developing your project. To be eligible you must:
- Must be at least 18 years old at time of registration.
- Must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs as of the GSoC Student Acceptance Date (May 6, 2019).
- Must be eligible to work in their country of residence during duration of program.
- Must be a resident of a country not currently embargoed by the United States.
You will also receive a stipend based on 3 different milestones. The amount earned is dependent on your country of residence adjusted for cost of living. The dollar amount ranges between $3000USD and $6600USD, the exact amount can be determined here.