Interns for the December 2018 to March 2019 round have been announced. The application period for the May 2018 to August 2019 round will open in February.

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Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and have a $500 travel stipend available to them. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.

Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely with mentors from FOSS communities.

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/Latin@, 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 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.

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Mentor Outreachy Interns

Outreachy is will be looking for FOSS communities and mentors to participate in our next internship round in January. Please read our community application guide for more information about participating in the program. The deadline for new community sign up is March 2, but communities are encouraged to sign up ASAP! Communities that engage applicants early when the application period opens on February 12 are more likely to find strong applicants.

Sponsor Outreach interns

Thank you to the sponsors of our December 2018 - March 2019 internships round! We are currently seeking sponsors for our May 2019 to August 2019 round.



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