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All accepted interns must sign the intern agreement.
This is a legal document that certifies you are eligible to apply for
Outreachy, and that all the eligibility information you supply in your application is truthful. It is fraud if you sign this legal document after supplying incorrect information.
Eligible participants must meet all the following requirements.
- You are or will be 18 years of age or older by May 30, 2018
- You have not previously participated in an Outreachy, Outreach Program for Women, or Google Summer of Code internship
- You are available for a full-time, 40 hours a week internship from May 30, 2018 to August 30, 2018
- You are a resident or national of any country or region other than Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria. Note that United States permanent residents are eligible regardless of their nation of origin/citizenship. Nationals of Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria who are permanent residents of another country should contact the Outreachy Organizers to determine eligibility.
- You are not a person or entity restricted by US export controls or sanctions programs
- You are eligible to work in the country or countries in which you will reside throughout the duration of the program
- You will not have another full-time job for at least seven weeks between May 30, 2018 to August 30, 2018. Having a job that is more than 20
hours a week is considered a full-time job commitment.
United States of America residents or nationals:
- You identify as a woman (cis or trans), trans man, or genderqueer person (including genderfluid or genderfree) OR
- You are any gender and you are
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska
Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander
Residents of countries other than the United States of America:
- You identify as a woman (cis or trans), trans man, or genderqueer person (including genderfluid or genderfree)
- You will not be in school full-time for at least seven consecutive weeks between May 30, 2018 to August 30, 2018.
- School weeks include all weeks during a school semester and during an exams session when students from your university are attending. School weeks include short breaks (1 week or less) and weekends. Free weeks must be consecutive.
- We do not count late enrollment in classes towards the number of free weeks. We cannot accept letters from universities stating students are excused from classes.
- Full-time school means being enrolled in school during a semester when you are taking more than half of the credits a typical student takes. For example, if your program recommends students take 20 credits each semester and you are taking more than 10 credits during the internship, you are considered a full-time student.
- Outreachy can be done to satisfy a project requirement and receive
credits for it, in which case all other credits received during the
semester should be no more than half of the typical number of credits a
full-time student takes.
- The rules for students are strictly applied. Do not apply if you do not have seven consecutive weeks free from full-time school.
The internship is expected to be a full-time effort,
meaning that the participants must be able to spend 40 hours a week on
their project. Participants will work remotely from home. Because IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
is one of the primary means of communication within FOSS projects,
participants should be present on their project's IRC channel while
working. You will also be expected to communicate electronically with
other project members via other means, including bug tracker comments,
mailing list discussion, blog posts, and personal e-mail. Participants
will be expected to blog at least once every two weeks about their work
and their blog posts will be included on the sites that aggregate blog
posts of organization contributors, usually called Planets, and on the Planet Outreach.
Both interns and mentors will need to sign the contracts
with Software Freedom Conservancy. Software Freedom Conservancy will be
administering the payments of the $5,500 (USD) stipends in three installments
. In addition, $500 (USD) travel allowance
will be available to the interns.
To allow the Outreachy parent organization, Software Freedom Conservancy, to run the program with participants Conservancy has limited control over, we need to have agreements with interns and mentors ensuring that your participation in the program is legally appropriate and that Conservancy holds no responsibility for any inappropriate or grossly negligent behavior of the participants. Please see agreements for interns
. Please do not hesitate to contact us
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