Today (at 5pm PST) is the deadline for student submissions for the Google Summer of Code 2006. If you are wondering what to do, the mozilla.org list of suggested projects is one place to start, but please don’t let that restrict your thinking.
We are, or at least I am, particularly interested in submissions from people who are already known in the Mozilla community. If you were planning on taking a summer job mowing lawns or stacking shelves, please think again. It doesn’t have to be a big thing; something small, self-contained and well executed to a high standard is much better than something large which is only half-completed. It can be something you were planning to do eventually anyway, but would like the financial freedom to devote more time to.