I found an interesting news entry on osor.eu: “DK: Students to develop open source software for the Danish public sector”
I think this is really great. Students get involved in Free Software development and learn a lot without using “sandboxes” and get paid while at the same time public administrations get the software they really need and gain all the freedoms that come with Free Software like sharing it with other administrations and reduce costs on top of that. I’d love to see more of such projects. I found a similar one already, but if you are aware of others, please let me know!