What I have read online seems slightly confusing.
I thought that the outreach program for women was a separate foundation.
The fact that they get internships set up for non gnome projects makes sense in terms of ensuring as many projects are inclusive as possible towards women but doing it within the gnome foundation doesn't make sense.
The gnome foundation should be a participating organization not the organizer.
Correct me if I am wrong about how it works.
Oh and while I have your attention sort out the website already. Please sort it out. http://www.gnome.org/applications/
its a joke that there is still no mention of core apps in the applications section of the main site.
Also the wiki is horrible, oh so horrible with it's massive lists of bullets, its a pain to navigate and comments are not timestamped.
Seriously consider switching to different infrastructure, nodejs based sites will probably get more contributions than what we have now.
It would probably be easier to start from scratch at this point anyway.