You are a student, you would like to contribute to an Open Source project, and get paid for it ?
Then I may have something for you.
We'd like to extend the features offered by CDash, especially with regard to performance monitoring (so we can check our software actually stays high-performance). There are more things we'd like to have in CDash, and if you are interested, you can probably also come up with ideas how to make CDash rock even more. :-)
So, if this sounds interesting to you, if you are good with LAMP, then get in touch with me: neundorf AT kde.org.
P.S. there are also regular software development jobs available (C++, Linux, Qt, distributed systems), but they are not in an Open Source project. If you are interested anyway, feel free to contact me.