I actually applied for a position at Automattic not too long ago — before this internship was announced. I still have another year at the UW before I can take a full time position anywhere. This internship would be perfect though. I would love to work at Automattic. Currently they seem to be holding submissions in moderation; presumably so new entrants can’t look at the older comments for ideas. I have no idea when there will be any word on this or how many people will apply.