Applications are currently closed

The Outreachy application period is now closed. You can sign up for the announcements mailing list to get an email when applications open.

Outreachy intern selections for the December 2018 to March 2019 Outreachy internships are announced on the alums page on Nov. 16, 2018 at 4pm UTC.

Why apply to Outreachy? > Outreachy Eligibility Rules > Find a Mentor and Internship Project

Outreachy Internship Timelines

Outreachy internships run twice a year. The last Outreachy application period was for the December 2018 to March 2019 Outreachy internships. You can view projects from all past Outreachy rounds.

Important Round Dates Mid-year Internships End of year Internships
Applications open February September
Application and contributions due March October
Interns announced April November
Internships start May December
Internships end August March

Preparing for the Application Process

You can read about what it's like to apply to Outreachy:

You may want to brush up on your skills for contributing to free and open source software communities. Each project will use a different set of skills, and some mentors may be willing to teach you skills. Projects and the skills they use change each round. The most common skills used in projects last round were:

You may also want to purchase a DRM-free copy of "Forge Your Future With Open Source" by VM (Vicky) Brasseur.