#228 Evaluate Summer Coding internship expectations
Opened 3 years ago by jflory7. Modified 3 years ago

Imported from fedora-diversity#113.


Draft a set of guidelines/criteria for Fedora Summer Coding mentors to adopt for evaluating success and performance of interns


A hallway track discussion from Flock was the challenge in objectively evaluating the success of internships underneath the Summer Coding internships. Bias will exist if no criteria is established in advance of these internships. Coming up with a set of guidelines we could use in our Summer Coding projects could be a useful resource for our mentors and interns in measuring success and knowing expectations in advance.

A side note on this, if we draft the guidelines for ourselves, we could share this with the Outreachy organizers to see if they are willing to take our work and maintain it as an official resource for more organizations than just our own. (worth revisiting later)


We could start with these as axes of evaluation, and expand onto each:

  • Scope
  • Autonomy / Leadership
  • Technical Ability / Engineering Excellence
  • Communication
  • Impact on Fedora community

These expectations would be shared with mentors and interns at the start of the internship so expectations are clear upfront. Additionally, we would offer a recommendation to the Summer Coding mentorship team on doing a monthly call to review how internships are progressing based on these criteria.


  • Interns have better expectations of how to be successful beyond only coding
  • Mentors have less personal bias in evaluating their interns
  • Better results from our Summer Coding internship projects at organization level

Hi Mindshare Committee, @jonatoni pointed out this ticket in the D&I Team Pagure. It is about a year old. Since Mindshare now has the Mentored Project rep, it probably makes more sense to add this into the Mindshare backlog when someone has time to work on it.

I am closing the duplicate ticket in the D&I Team Pagure and pointed out to this issue.

we can leave already opened tickets related to mentored-projects here for now, but in future let's get these on https://pagure.io/mentored-projects. I like the idea and I will discuss with program admins to see what we can come up with :)
thank you @jonatoni and @jflory7 for the ticket

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