Congratulations to the 50 interns accepted to the December 2019 to March 2020 round!

Initial applications for the May to August 2020 round are closed. Approved applicants will make contributions to projects until April 7. Final applications are due April 7 at 4pm UTC. Selected interns will be announced May 4 at 4pm UTC.

Sign up for the Outreachy announcements mailing list to receive notifications of upcoming deadlines. Outreachy future rounds will be December 2020 (initial applications open in late August 2020) and May 2021 (initial applications open in late January 2021).

Communities interested in mentoring Outreachy interns should sign up to mentor through the community CFP process. February 18 was the deadline for communities to sign up to participate in the May to August 2020 round. Contact the Outreachy organizers to express interest for future rounds.


Outreachy provides internships to work in open source and free software.  Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely, and are not required to move. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD for the three month internship. 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. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.

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 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 is will be looking for FOSS communities and mentors to participate in the May to August 2020 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 May to August 2020 round. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. Thank you to our sponsors below for the December 2019 round!

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

We thank our current May 2020 round sponsors:



Ceiling Smasher



Equalizer


Promoters



Includers