The initial application period for the December 2019 to March 2020 round is closed. Approved applicants will make contributions to projects from October 1 to November 5. Interns will be announced on the alums page on November 26 at 4pm UTC.

Applications for the May to August 2020 round will open on January 22.

Sign up for the Outreachy announcements mailing list to receive notifications of upcoming application rounds and application deadlines.

Communities interested in mentoring Outreachy interns should sign up to mentor through the community CFP process. The call for community participation in the May to August 2020 round will start on January 8. Contact the Outreachy organizers to express interest before that date.

Outreachy provides internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).  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 FOSS communities. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration, 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.

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 December 2019 to March 2020 round. Please read our mentor guide for more information about participating in the program.

The deadline for mentors to submit project proposals is September 24.

Sponsor Outreach interns

We are currently seeking sponsorship for the December 2019 to March 2020 round. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. Thank you to the organizations below who have signed up to sponsor the December 2019 round!

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