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Internships, Outreachy

Outreachy is a three-month, paid, remote internship program to connect people traditionally underrepresented in tech with mentors in free and open source communities.

Outreachy internships are open internationally to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Internships are also open to residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. You can see the full eligibility rules at

Outreachy's application process is a little different from other internship programs, because it requires applicants to make a contribution to an open source project during the six-week application period in order to be accepted as an intern. The most successful applicants are ones that make smaller, consistent contributions throughout the application period, contact mentors, and ask the mentors and community questions when they get stuck.

Applications for December 2017 to March 2018 internships are now open. The deadline for applications and contributions is October 23, but potential applicants should start working on their contributions 2-3 weeks before the deadline.

The list of FOSS mentoring communities can be found at:

Since Outreachy is a full-time, 40-hour a week commitment, students in the northern hemisphere are generally not eligible for the December 2017 to March 2018 round. Applications for the May to August 2018 round will open in February. Getting familiar with the application process and making a contribution to an Outreachy open source mentoring community may be a good way to build up students' skills to apply for the May to August round.

There are posters, sample email, and sample social network updates you can use available at

If you're on Twitter, you could retweet these recent tweets from @outreachy:

Virtual Outreachy promotion sessions

Sarah Sharp is available over the next two weeks to host virtual sessions with larger groups (e.g. open source groups that have a good diversity mix or university classrooms with a diverse student population). She has a presentation that takes approximately an hour, and covers: what open source is, how to effectively get involved in FOSS communities, and how to apply to Outreachy and Google Summer of Code.

If you would like to schedule a virtual session, please set up a meeting up via

Opportunities for Current Students