There's few options more appealing to the uber-geek than getting to work with Google — so if you're a student looking to beef up your programming resume and demonstrate some open source mojo in these tough times, Google's annual Summer of Code program should be right up your street. Google is accepting applications until April 3 for the 2009 scheme. If the thought of writing a proposal submission and resume makes you go weak at the non-virtual knees, check out some of our previous hints on writing winning applications and resumes.
Google Seeks Students For Summer Of Code 2009
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