Outreachy provides internships in open source and open science. Outreachy provides internships to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation in the technical industry where they are living.

Outreachy internships are:

💵 Paid - $7,000 USD total internship stipend

🌍 Remote - both interns and mentors work remotely

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

Work on Open Source and Open Science

Outreachy has internship projects in both open source and open science. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, research, user experience, documentation, graphical design, data science, marketing, user advocacy, event planning, and more!

📘 Read the Outreachy applicant guide for details.

Important dates

May 2024 internships:

✍🏿 Intern applications are accepted from mid-January to late-January

📑 Internship project list is finalized in early March 2023

🙋🏽 Mentors can sign up starting in early January to late February

🙌🏿 Internships run late May 2024 to late August 2024

December 2024 internships:

✍🏿 Intern applications are accepted from early August to mid August

📑 Internship project list will be finalized in late September

🙋🏽 Mentors can sign up from early August to late September

🙌🏿 Internships run early December 2024 to early March 2025

📬 Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future internships.

Supporting Diversity in Open Source

Outreachy is a diversity initiative of Software Freedom Conservancy.

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

Read more about applying to Outreachy

Read the Outreachy Applicant Guide

Mentor Outreachy Interns

We are seeking open source communities to be mentors for the May 2024 internship cohort. Important dates are:

🙋🏽 Sign up to mentor or contact us to express interest in having your open source or open science project mentor Outreachy interns.

📚 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 internship cohorts

Support Outreachy

💪 Sponsor or donate to Outreachy

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Outreachy Sponsors

We are currently seeking sponsorship for the May 2024 internship cohort. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

For details on Outreachy sponsorship, please read our sponsor guide.

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

May 2024 internship sponsors

Ceiling Smasher