Outreachy Internships

Outreachy is a diversity initiative that provides paid, remote internships to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation in the technical industry where they are living.

Outreachy provides internships to work on open source. Our internships are:

💵 Paid - $6,000 USD total internship stipend

🌍 Remote - both interns and mentors work remotely

🕰 3 months - internships run May to August, or December to March


Applications for the December 2021 internship cohort are open!

Initial applications are due September 3 at 4pm UTC

📬 Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future internships. Applications will open in February for the May 2022 cohort. Applications will open in August 2022 for the December 2022 cohort.

📘 Read the Outreachy applicant guide for details on our application schedule.

Work on Open Source

Outreachy interns work with experienced mentors from open source communities. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, graphical design, data science, marketing, user advocacy, or community event planning.

Supporting Diversity in Open Source

Outreachy's goal is to increase diversity in open source. Past Outreachy interns are:

♀️ 92% women

🏳️‍🌈 4% transgender, genderqueer, or non-binary people

🧕🏾 64% people of color

🧑🏿 12% people from a historically disadvantaged caste or tribe

Statistics are based on responses to the 2019 longitudinal study of Outreachy alums.

Outreachy expressly invites women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.

Anyone who faces under-representation, and systemic bias or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

Apply to Outreachy

September 3 at 4pm UTC: internship applications due for the December 2021 internship cohort

Read more about applying to Outreachy

Read the Outreachy Applicant Guide.

Mentor Outreachy Interns

We are seeking open source communities to be mentors!

September 17 at 4pm UTC: deadline for communities to sign up

September 23 at 4pm UTC: deadline for mentors to submit projects

🙋🏽 Sign up to mentor or have your community participate.

Read the community participation guide.

Read the mentor duties and mentor FAQ.

📬 Sign up for the Outreachy announcement mailing list

Contact Outreachy organizers to express interest in mentoring future cohorts

Support Outreachy

💪 Sponsor or donate to Outreachy

🗣️ Promote Outreachy

Outreachy at Tapia 2016 (Lidza Louina, Tony Sebro, Jessica Marlene Canepa, Sarah Sharp)

Photo CC-BY-NC-SA Sage Sharp. From left to right: Lidza Louina (former Outreachy intern and Systems Software Engineer at DigitalOcean), Tony Sebro (Outreachy organizer and legal counsel for Wikimedia Foundation), Jessica Marlene Canepa (former Outreachy intern and Product Help Content Writer at GitHub), and Sage Sharp (Outreachy organizer and diversity and inclusion consultant at Otter Tech).

Apply for Outreachy Internships

Outreachy internships run twice a year:

Mid-year internships End of year internships
Applications open February September
Application and contributions due March October
Interns announced late April or early May November
Internships start May December
Internships end August March

Outreachy Sponsors

We are currently seeking sponsorship for the December 2021 to March 2022 round. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

If you are interested in finding jobs with our sponsors, please follow the links from our opportunities page.

We thank our May 2021 round sponsors:

Ceiling Smasher