Real world experience needed

I am in the process of retraining myself in Ruby. I have books, a Mac (with Textmate), Linux and Windows boxes, read online articles and invent little coding exercises for myself. None of that is a substitute for real world experience.

Is there anybody who would be willing to engage me in a sort of internship whereby you give me a smallish Ruby project to do and I complete it purely for the experience?

I'm physically located in the UK, but the 'Net has a long reach. :wink: Please contact me off list if you can help.

Sorry, if this is not the correct forum for this sort of thing.