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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 Mozilla projects
March 29, 2018Some Outreachy Mozilla 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 Mozilla

Mozilla 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 Mozilla?

Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We emphasize principle over profit and believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. We work with a worldwide community to create open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web.

At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.

Our mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. An Internet that truly puts people first, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent. The collaborative efforts of Mozillians around the world drive forward the principles and aims of the Mozilla Manifesto.

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

Mozilla extended deadline project #1

Create a crawler that collects code coverage information to find untestead areas in Firefox

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This project had a low number of applicants

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

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
JavaScript and web technologies
Required
Python
Required
Git
Preferred


Mozilla extended deadline project #2

Extend Firefox support for Enterprise Policies

Project details are hidden.The details may be hidden because you are not logged in. See the message in the box at the top of the page.

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

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
JavaScript, specially modern JavaScript (promises, classes, let)
Preferred
Version control tool: Git or Mercurial
Nice to have


Mozilla extended deadline project #3

Innovation for Diversity & Inclusion

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

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Passion for Diversity & Inclusion
Required
Writing & Documentation
Preferred
Data Science Skills (R, visualization, data wrangling, machine learning, story telling)
Preferred


Mozilla project #4

Create an improved site to guide contributors to their first contribution

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Javascript
Preferred
GraphQL/Apollo
Nice to have
React
Nice to have


Mozilla project #5

Help develop new method to incentivize fixes in open source software development

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

The mentor did not list any required, preferred, or nice-to-have skills.


Mozilla project #6

Improve accessibility of text in images on the web.

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
JavaScript
Preferred
Git/Github
Nice to have
Accessibility
Nice to have


Mozilla project #7

Improve sharing & contribution features on Firefox Themer for Test Pilot

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
JavaScript
Required
Web Development
Preferred
Git
Nice to have


Mozilla project #8

Improve the Firefox Certificate Error Pages!

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Knowledge of JavaScript/HTML/CSS
Preferred
Interest in picking up some C++
Nice to have


Mozilla project #9

Improve Web Platform Tests' Manifest Workflow and Performance

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Python
Required
git and/or Mercurial
Preferred
Rust
Nice to have


Mozilla project #10

Improving server-side components of Firefox Accounts

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Git (Version Control)
Preferred
node.js / JavaScript experience
Preferred
Writing and understanding unit testing
Nice to have


Mozilla project #11

Public Telemetry dashboard

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Basic web development skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
Required
React
Nice to have


Open Projects


Create a crawler that collects code coverage information to find untestead areas in Firefox

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


Extend Firefox support for Enterprise Policies

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


Innovation for Diversity & Inclusion

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


Create an improved site to guide contributors to their first contribution

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Help develop new method to incentivize fixes in open source software development

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Improve accessibility of text in images on the web.

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Improve sharing & contribution features on Firefox Themer for Test Pilot

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Improve the Firefox Certificate Error Pages!

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Improve Web Platform Tests' Manifest Workflow and Performance

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Improving server-side components of Firefox Accounts

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Public Telemetry dashboard

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Closed Projects

These projects are closed to new applicants because the mentors are already working with many applicants. Applicants who are already working with a mentor are encouraged to complete their contributions and submit an application for the project.

Mozilla closed project #1

Create Web Compatibility Metrics Dashboards

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Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Programming in JS
Preferred
Experience consuming JSON APIs
Nice to have
Using 3rd party JS libraries
Nice to have



Create Web Compatibility Metrics Dashboards

Deadline was March 22, 2018 to record your contributions and create a final application.

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