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at 4pm UTC is the deadline for submitting an initial application. Applicants will be notified of their initial application status on Oct. 1, 2020.

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Outreachy December 2020 to March 2021 Internships

Timeline

Aug. 28, 2020 at 4pm UTCInitial applications open
Aug. 31, 2020, 4 p.m. UTC#OutreachyChat on Twitter
Sept. 21, 2020 at 4pm UTCInitial application deadline
Oct. 6, 2020Project list finalized
Oct. 1, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2020Contribute to projects
Oct. 31, 2020
at 4pm UTC
Final application deadline
Nov. 23, 2020 at 4pm UTCAccepted interns announced
Dec. 1, 2020
to March 2, 2021
Internships period

Documentation

Applicant guide and Internship guide. Recommended sections to read:

Project skills key

Each project will require a different level of experience with different skills.

Experience level: You don't need to be an expert to apply. Each project will need a different skill experience level:

No knowledge required
Concepts
Experimented
Comfortable
Challenge

Required skills: You don't need to have all project skills in order to apply. Each project skill will be listed as:

Required Mentors will only select you as an intern if you have this skill
Preferred Mentors prefer to select an intern who has this skill, but they may select you if you don't have this skill
Nice to have Mentors will select you, even if you don't have this skill

If you're unsure whether you have the project skills needed, reach out the mentor via email and ask them. It's better to ask than to not apply!

Outreachy Open Projects

Outreachy is offering internship projects in the following areas:

Contributions Begin Oct. 1, 2020 at 4pm UTC

This is a preview of the projects which will begin accepting contributions and internship applications on Oct. 1, 2020 at 4pm UTC. You'll be able to see all project details at that point if your initial application has been approved.


Apache - 6 interns

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1999 to provide software for the public good. With 350+ open source projects, 730+ foundation members, and 7000+ project committers, the ASF provides an established framework for intellectual property and financial contributions that simultaneously limits potential legal exposure for our project committers. Individuals from around the world collaborate through a distributed, asynchronous, community-driven process known as "The Apache Way" to develop freely available enterprise-grade software published under the commercially friendly and permissive open source Apache License, benefitting millions of users worldwide.

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Apache project #1

Add a datastore for Elasticsearch in Apache Gora

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Java programming
Required
ElasticSearch
Preferred
NoSQL
Nice to have


CNCF Tracing - 1 intern

People building microservices at scale need tracing across distributed systems to understand how and why a system is misbehaving. Source code instrumentation can been complex, fragile, expensive, and difficult to maintain, which is why the CNCF has two tracing projects: OpenTracing and Jaeger. OpenTracing is a vendor-neutral open standard for distributed tracing. Jaeger is a concrete set of tracers and a trace storage backend, for usage on applications and microservices instrumented with OpenTracing.

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CNCF Tracing project #1

Jupyter notebooks repository

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Any programming language supported by Jupyter
Required
Data science
Preferred


CNCF Tracing project #2

Research alternative data visualizations for tracing data

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Statistics
Preferred
Data visualization
Nice to have


Debian - 2 interns

Debian is a volunteer-driven project building "the Universal Operating System", a 100% free and open source distribution, based on the Linux, FreeBSD and Hurd kernels, for all devices, ranging from mobile phones, personal computers, to mainframes and distributed cluster.

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Debian project #1

Quality Assurance and Continuous Integration for Applications in Life Sciences and Medicine

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
A programming language like C Java Python
Required
Debian packaging
Preferred
Bioinformatics
Preferred
Medical imaging
Nice to have


Free Software Foundation - 1 intern

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.

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Free Software Foundation project #1

Code in PHP to help nonprofits accept and manage cryptocurrency donations

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
GNU + Linux system administration
Preferred
Implementing an API
Preferred
PHP
Preferred


Git - 2 interns

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

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Git project #1

Accelerate rename detection and the "range-diff" command in Git

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Algorithm
Preferred
Shell scripting
Preferred
C language
Preferred


Git project #2

Improve droping and rewording commits in Git interactive rebase

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Git
Preferred
Shell scripting
Preferred
C language
Preferred


InterMine - 1 intern

InterMine integrates biological data sources and makes it easy to query, visualise, and analyse the data via a graphical user interface or via APIs in Python, R, Perl, and more.

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InterMine project #1

Create InterMine user training docs

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
English Language
Required


InterMine project #2

Review, update, and integrate InterMine developer documentation

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
English Language
Required


Linux Kernel - 4 interns

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.

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Linux Kernel project #1

Improving the HDMI CEC compliance tests and the CEC emulation of the vivid driver

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
C
Required
Command line
Required
C++
Preferred
Git
Preferred


Linux Kernel project #2

Upstreaming the Actions Semi Owl series SPI controller driver

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Linux Kernel
Required
C
Required
Submitting patches to LKML
Preferred


Mozilla - 6 interns

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.

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Mozilla project #1

Create Tests for Fenix using Espresso, UIautomator and Kotlin

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
python
Required
Kotlin
Required
github
Required


Mozilla project #2

Extend Glean Dictionary

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Client-server web applications
Required
Using distributed version control systems such as Git
Required
Python
Preferred
JavaScript
Nice to have


Mozilla project #3

Improve the User Experience of HTTPS-Only Mode

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Web-Programming
Required
Sound communication skills in English
Nice to have
A fundamental understanding of the Web Security Model
Nice to have


Mozilla project #4

Set up internationalization for Firefox Profiler recording panel and front-end

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
JavaScript
Required
Using distributed version control systems such as Git
Preferred


Oppia - 2 interns

By creating tools to enable the creation/distribution of high-quality scalable online lessons, Oppia works to make high-quality education available to those who lack access to it. The Oppia codebase is written using Python and AngularJS/Angular, and is built on top of Google App Engine.

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Oppia project #1

Conduct user studies while drafting and implementing a plan for large scale outreach

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Communication in english
Required
Report Writing
Preferred
Analytical thinking
Preferred


Oppia project #2

Improving Oppia Android Developer Workflow

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
GitHub
Required
Object-oriented programming
Required
Written communication in English
Required
Kotlin development
Preferred
Writing technical documentation
Nice to have
Writing automated tests
Nice to have
Android development
Nice to have


Oppia project #3

Improving Oppia Frontend testing coverage

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Angular
Required
English communication
Required
English communication
Required
Karma testing
Preferred


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).

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QEMU project #1

Implement the ioregionfd API in the Linux kvm.ko kernel module

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
C
Required


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.

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Tor Project project #1

Help Tor Project support our users

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

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Wikimedia - 6 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!

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Wikimedia project #1

Analyze 'need help' requests from Wiki Education Dashboard

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Data analysis
Required
Ruby
Preferred
Python
Nice to have


Wikimedia project #2

Evaluate Microsoft Playwright as replacement for our browser automation

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Node.js
Required
Testing
Preferred


Wikimedia project #3

Refactor Selenium tests and perform cleanup

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
JavaScript
Required
WebdriverIO-Selenium
Preferred
Testing
Nice to have


Yocto Project - 1 intern

Yocto Project is an open source project whose goal is to create and provide templates, tools, and methods to make it easy to create embedded Linux distributions. The project works heavily with upstream providers and downstream participants, cooperatively manages software packages with the OpenEmbedded Project, and is developed by hundreds of people worldwide. It is mostly written in Python and C, but the most important skill to bring is the willingness to work with others.

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Yocto Project project #1

Enhance Yocto Project License Tracing

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Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Linux system knowledge
Preferred
Python
Preferred