We have some paid 3D / mechanical design task for an open source project. If you have the skills and some time on your hands please manifest your interest here or simply join the project from the link above. Apart from the fact that this project is high impact and full of purpose, here are other benefits:
- Networking : Creating new relations with people that might help you, or with organizations that might provide new opportunities. In order to grab this value of "social capital’ one needs to nurture his/her reputation. That is to leave a record of appreciable actions and to gain the respect and admiration of others.
- Credentials : These are records of prized achievements. You can take a look at the Interns page of Sensorica peer into the future - Interns Most of these students have produced very nice reports, that they attached to their resumes when applying for jobs or moving up with their academic endeavors.
- Visibility : This is a high impact project with social operations (lots of public communications).