Outreachy provides three-month internships for people traditionally
underrepresented in tech. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and a $500 travel stipend. Interns
work remotely with mentors from Free and Open Source (FOSS) communities
on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation,
illustration and graphical design, and data science. Interns
often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or
in jobs that use the FOSS skills they learned during their internship.
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@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. We are planning to expand the program to more participants from underrepresented backgrounds in the future.
Photo CC-BY-NC-SA Sarah Sharp. From left to right: Lidza Louina (former Outreachy intern and Systems Software Engineer at DigitalOcean), Tony Sebro (Outreachy organizer and legal counsel for the Software Freedom Conservancy), Jessica Marlene Canepa (former Outreachy intern and Product Help Content Writer at GitHub), and Sarah Sharp (Outreachy organizer and diversity and inclusion consultant at Otter Tech).
Outreachy internships run twice a year:
|Application and contributions due||March||October|
During the six-week application period, potential interns make small
contributions to participating FOSS communities. It's important that
applicants start participating in the application process early. More details will be available in late August.
Outreachy is currently seeking sponsorship for our next internship round. See our sponsorship page for more details.