You know a student who needs to make some cash this summer AND likes programming? The Google Summer of Code project is open for student applications, and PHP is one of the organizations in on the fun.
There's a list of ideas on the PHP wiki - with a wide range of skill sets, from just knowing PHP to advanced C skills. Or a student can come up with their own fabulous idea.
PHP needs applications! So spread the word! Participation is open to any student, come and join the fun, and have a summer job where you get paid for doing what you like! Oh, and you help PHP in the process.