Interested in working with EFF or Tor, and getting paid for it by Google? If you are a student and a coder, then we have good news for you: A few of our projects have been accepted for Google's Summer Of Code 2010.
At EFF, there are three projects we're focused on: First, TOSBack, which tracks changes to the terms of service of the Internet's most popular websites. Secondly, OurVoteLive, which tracks problems in elections with polling places and voting machines across the US. Third, you could help us implement improvements to Switzerland, a passive IP-layer network neutrality testing system. You can read more about our possible summer projects here.
Also, our friends and colleagues at the Tor project have dozens of ideas for improving their software, which allows users to route around Internet censorship and surveillance.
If those sound interesting, first check out the Summer Of Code FAQ to make sure you're eligible to participate. Introduce yourself to us — email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the #tor IRC channel. Then, write down your project idea using our template and submit your application to Google.
Correction, March 26: I originally wrote that the deadline for applications is March 29. This was incorrect. Students can begin submitting applications on March 29, and the deadline is April 9.