You need to be registered as a sponsor in one of the top two tiers before taking on a request.
If you want to be an intern, you must find someone in one of the other two tiers to work with before taking on a request. Interns need to specify the request and who you will be working with in your email to this alias. This all helps me track the work and the information on the table that is kept on opensolaris.org. Thanks a lot. Bonnie