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Outreachy May 2018 to August 2018 Internships


Feb. 9, 2018Most Outreachy mentoring communities and internship projects will be listed
Feb. 12, 2018Applicants start making contributions to internship projects
March 2, 2018Last date for new mentoring community listings
March 8, 2018Last date for new internship project listings
March 22, 2018Application deadline. Last day to finish any contributions to internship projects. Applications who made a contribution must submit the rest of their project application by this date.
March 29, 2018Late application deadline for specific projects (see below for which projects are accepting late applications)
March 22, 2018 to April 23, 2018Applicants are encouraged to continue making contributions
April 23, 2018Accepted interns announced on the alums page at 4pm UTC
May 14, 2018 to Aug. 14, 2018Internships period

Intern Payment Schedule

May 14, 2018Internships starts
May 24, 2018 to June 7, 2018Interns who have started their internship will receive the $500 initial stipend during this period
June 29, 2018 Mid-point feedback due
July 9, 2018 to July 23, 2018Interns with successful mid-point feedback will receive the $2,250 midpoint stipend during this period
Aug. 14, 2018Internships end
Aug. 21, 2018 Final feedback due
Aug. 31, 2018 to Sept. 14, 2018Interns with successful final feedback will receive the $2,750 midpoint stipend during this period

Outreachy is hosted by the Software Freedom Conservancy with special support from Red Hat, GNOME, and Otter Tech. We invite companies and free and open source communities to sponsor internships in the next round.

Open Outreachy Internship Projects

The following projects are accepting contributions from new 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 contact a mentor and start your contribution as soon as possible!

Bahmni - 1 intern

Hospital System for Low-Resource Settings, built on top of OpenMRS and other FOSS tools

Fedora - 1 intern

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system, which offers versions focused on three possible uses: workstation, server, and cloud.

GNU Guix - 1 intern

GNU Guix is a functional package manager written in Guile Scheme.

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team - 1 intern

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) applies the principles of open source and open data sharing for humanitarian response and economic development.

LibreHealth - 1 intern

LibreHealth is an umbrella organization for Health IT projects

Linux Kernel - 1 intern

The Linux kernel is the most basic layer of the Linux operating system. It encompasses many things: hardware drivers, file systems, security, task scheduling, and much more. Most projects involve coding in C, and may require some operating system knowledge.

Mozilla - 15 interns

Mozilla creates software that promotes the goals of the Open Web.

Open Data Kit - 1 intern

Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions. Data collection is a key component of social good efforts ranging from polio elimination to rainforest conservation and ODK helps thousands of organizations collect data quickly, accurately, offline, and at scale.

Open Humans - 3 interns

Open Humans is a community that fosters sharing and exploring your personal data. Use it to participate in research and to learn more yourself.

OpenLMIS - 1 intern

OpenLMIS is an open source, cloud-based, electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains. LMIS systems are extremely important in helping ensure that critical, lifesaving health commodities are available when and where they are needed. Having the right data (quantities issued, consumed, and available) are key in making sure that stable vaccines get to children, malaria bed nets are delivered to pregnant women, or HIV treatment drugs make it to patients. The OpenLMIS initiative incorporates a community-focused approach to develop open source and customizable LMIS systems specifically designed for low-resource countries.

Open Source Robotics Foundation - 2 interns

Open Source Robotics Foundation supports development of software for use in robotics research, education, and product development.

OpenStack - 1 intern

OpenStack is open source software for building public and private clouds. What does that mean? We're a collection of open source projects that integrate to help organizations deploy and run clouds for computing, networking, and storage (both block storage for providing volumes to VMs and object storage for storing objects such as images or music files). With OpenStack, you can control large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface

QEMU - 1 intern

QEMU is a machine emulator and virtualizer and also acts as an umbrella organization for the KVM Linux kernel module. QEMU can run operating systems and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC).

Tor Project - 1 intern

The Tor Project is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization advancing human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies, supporting their unrestricted availability and use, and furthering their scientific and popular understanding.

Wikimedia - 2 interns

Wikimedia is a global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world, via Wikipedia and other projects. Help improve our technical backstage!

Xen Project - 2 interns

Xen Project is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project that develops the Xen Hypervisor and related virtualization technologies. The Xen Hypervisor is a leading virtualization platform that is powering some of the largest clouds in production today, such as Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Public Cloud and many hosting services. It also fosters the creation of lightweight Unikernel systems with the Mirage OS incubator project, as well as many independent efforts which use our hypervisor as a base for their work.