The application deadline for this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is approaching fast (March 25th).
GSoC is a project aimed at students to get started with open source work, if accepted students will get paid by Google to work on a specific open source project for 3 months.
The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) has put up a few project ideas you can apply for: http://obf.github.io/GSoC/ideas/
General information on OBF's GSoC and how to apply is here: http://obf.github.io/GSoC/
GSoC homepage: https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/
OBF homepage: https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Main_Page
I am one of the mentors for the proposed openSNP projects so if you have any questions about our project proposals, you can join us on our Gitter channel: https://gitter.im/openSNP/snpr or ask here!