If you are interested in working on a BioJava related project, now is the time to start preparing and discussing your proposals. Last year we had many applications for the projects proposed by mentors. If you want to distinguish your application I recommend to propose your own project. Don't forget to discuss any proposal with us before you submit them. We will try to provide feedback and match you with a suitable Mentor.
Also see http://biojava.org/wiki/
The student application deadline is April 8th. Google will announce which proposals got accepted on April 25th.