The long-term vitality of OpenStack depends on a vibrant, thriving community of OpenStack contributors. A pipeline of new talent is critical to feeding this community with fresh energy and ideas. The OpenStack Foundation, with support from Intel, introduced an internship program at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona that helped bring critical resources to the OpenStack Interop initiative—including the OpenStack Tempest project, Refstack and the Interop working group—as well as the OpenStack User Group and OpenStack Ambassador Program. Through this interactive session, we’ll hear from these interns about their experiences—knowledge gained and accomplishments achieved—in working hand-in-hand with the OpenStack Foundation. OpenStack Foundation team members, Chris Hoge and Tom Fifield, who directed the interns’ activities, will also share their insights and best practices in inspiring new talent and providing them with guidance. Whether you’re new to the community looking to get started contributing to OpenStack, or searching for insights in mentoring new OpenStack contributors, this session is for you. Join us, and find out how you can get involved!