Internship applications are open as of September 7, 2017! Please see our application instructions. The deadline for applications and contributions is October 23.


Outreachy provides three-month internships for people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and have a $500 travel stipend available to them. Interns work remotely with mentors from Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to 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@, Native American/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.


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

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).

Apply for Outreachy Internships

Outreachy internships run twice a year:

Applications open February September
Application and contributions due March October
Interns announced April 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. More details will be available in late August.

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

Mentor Outreachy Interns

Outreachy is currently looking for FOSS communities and mentors to participate in our next internship round. Please read our community application guide for more information about participating in the program. The deadline for community sign up is the end of August.

Sponsor Outreach interns

Outreachy is currently seeking sponsorship for our next internship round. See our sponsorship page for more details.

Ceiling Smashers

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Equalizers

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Promoters

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Includers

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