Outreachy News

Internship applications are closed for the December 2020 to March 2021 internship cohort. Applicants will be notified by email on October 1 if they have been accepted.

Sign up for the Outreachy announcements mailing list to receive notifications of upcoming deadlines.

Future internship rounds will be May 2021 (initial applications open in late January 2021) and December 2021 (initial applications open in late August 2021).

Communities interested in mentoring Outreachy interns should sign up to mentor through the community CFP process.

We are seeking sponsors for the December 2021 internship round. Please contact Outreachy organizers if you're interested in sponsorship!


Outreachy provides remote internships. Outreachy supports diversity in open source and free software!

Outreachy internships are 3 months long. Interns are paid an internship stipend of $5,500 USD. Interns have a $500 USD travel stipend to attend conferences or events.

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

Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely. Interns are not required to move.

We expressly invite 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, systemic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

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

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.

Sign up for our mailing list for an announcement when the next internship round opens!

Mentor Outreachy Interns

Outreachy will be looking for FOSS communities and mentors to participate in the December 2020 to March 2021 round. Our call for communities will open January 8. Please read our mentor guide for more information about participating in the program.

The deadline for mentors to submit project proposals is February 25. New communities who have never participated in Outreachy before will need to sign up by February 18.

Sponsor Outreach interns

We are currently seeking sponsorship for the December 2020 to March 2021 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 2020 round sponsors:



Ceiling Smasher



Equalizer


Promoters



Includers