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Outreachy internships

What is Outreachy?

Outreachy is a program that provides internships for people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 for a three month internship. The internship is completely remote, and interns come from around the world.

Interns work one-on-one with a mentor from Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities. The internship projects range from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science.

Interns have $500 travel stipend available to use to attend tech events. Many interns use the travel stipend to network and find a job. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.

For more information on who is eligible for Outreachy internships, see the eligibility page. A description of the application process can be found on the application instructions page

Outreachy Timeline

Feb. 12, 2018Outreachy application period opens and applicants make their required contributions to projects
March 22, 2018Outreachy applications due for most Free Software Foundation projects
March 29, 2018Some Outreachy Free Software Foundation projects have a late application deadline
April 23, 2018Interns are publicly announced at 4pm UTC on the alums page
May 14, 2018 to Aug. 14, 2018Internships period

Outreachy Internships with Free Software Foundation

Free Software Foundation is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community that is offering internship projects through the Outreachy program.

Internships with other FOSS communities can be found on the the current round page.

What is Free Software Foundation?

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. We defend the rights of all software users.

Free software guarantees everyone equal rights to their programs; any user can study the source code, modify it, and share the program. By contrast, most software carries fine print that denies users these basic rights, leaving them susceptible to the whims of its owners and vulnerable to surveillance.

Open Projects

Mentors for these projects are willing to work with new Outreachy applicants. Please note that as the round goes on, mentors may close their project to new applicants because they are already working with many applicants. Make sure to start your required contribution as soon as possible!

Each project mentor is looking for applicants who have different skills. Sometimes a skill is a hard requirement for an applicant to have. Other times, a mentor might prefer an applicant to have a skill, but they would accept an applicant as an intern who didn't have that skill. Some skills are "nice to have" meaning it would be great if applicants have this skill, but the mentor doesn't have a strong preference.

Each project will require a different level of experience with a particular skill. Experience levels are indicated with numbers:

Mentors are willing to teach this skill to applicants with no experience at all
Applicants should have read about the skill
Applicants should have used this skill in class or personal projects
Applicants should be able to expand on their skills with the help of mentors
Applicants who are experienced in this skill will have the chance to expand it further

Free Software Foundation extended deadline project #1

Fix bugs and freedom issues in Trisquel GNU/Linux [No longer taking applicants]

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Deadline was March 29, 2018 record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Bash scripting
Preferred
Package management and compiling packages from source code
Preferred
Version control (Git)
Preferred


Free Software Foundation extended deadline project #2

Fix bugs in the Free Software Directory [No longer taking applicants]

Project details are hidden. The details may be hidden because you are not logged in, you haven't completed an eligibility check, your eligibility check is pending, or you are ineligible to participate. See the message in the box at the top of the page.

Deadline was March 29, 2018 record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Basic wiki editing experience (Creating links, using templates, creating section headers)
Preferred
Editing wiki templates
Preferred
Basic programming experience with a compiled or scripting language
Preferred


Free Software Foundation extended deadline project #3

Updating the Email Self-Defense Guide

Project details are hidden. The details may be hidden because you are not logged in, you haven't completed an eligibility check, your eligibility check is pending, or you are ineligible to participate. See the message in the box at the top of the page.

This project had a low number of applicants

Deadline was March 29, 2018 record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Writing - the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing
Required
HTML - basic HTML (linking, inserting images, formatting text, etc)
Preferred
git - version control using git
Nice to have


Project Details

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