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
Initial applications are closed for the May 2021 internship cohort.
📬 Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future internships. Applications will open in August for the December 2021 cohort. Applications will open in February for the May 2022 cohort.
📘 Read the Outreachy applicant guide for details on our application schedule.
Outreachy 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'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, systemic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.
📝 Apply to the May to August 2021 internships. Initial applications were due on February 22 at 4pm UTC.
🙋🏽 Sign up to mentor or have your community participate.
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).
Outreachy internships run twice a year:
|Mid-year internships||End of year internships|
|Application and contributions due||March||October|
|Interns announced||late April or early May||November|
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!
The deadline for mentors to submit project proposals is March 7. The deadline for community sign up is March 1.
We are currently seeking sponsorship for the May to August 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 December 2020 round sponsors: