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Outreachy May 2018 to August 2018 Internships

For the current list of internships, see the current round page

The timeline for this round is:

Feb. 9, 2018Most FOSS communities will be listed
Feb. 12, 2018Applications open
March 2, 2018Last date for new FOSS community listings
March 22, 2018Applications and contributions deadline
March 29, 2018Deadline for late applications and contributions 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 for the project they applied for
April 23, 2018Accepted interns announced on this page at 4pm UTC
May 14, 2018 to Aug. 14, 2018Internships period

Intern Payment Schedule

May 14, 2018Internships starts
May 24, 2018Initial feedback due
June 23, 2018Interns who have started their internship will receive the $500 initial stipend
June 29, 2018 Mid-point feedback due
July 29, 2018Interns with successful mid-point feedback will receive the $2250 midpoint stipend
Aug. 14, 2018Internships end
Aug. 21, 2018 Final feedback due
Sept. 20, 2018Interns with successful final feedback will receive the $2750 final stipend

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.

Past Participating Communities


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

Learn more on the Bahmni community landing page.


Ceph is distributed, software-defined storage that allows users to turn commodity hardware into a massively scalable storage cluster with no single point of failure. This storage solution is able to speak object, block, and file which unifies all storage needs under a single system with self-managing and self-healing characteristics. Ceph is already integrated with many systems, including the ever-growing world of cloud offerings like OpenStack.

Learn more on the Ceph community landing page.

CNCF Tracing

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.

Learn more on the CNCF Tracing community landing page.


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.

Learn more on the Debian community landing page.


Discourse is a from-scratch reboot; an attempt to reimagine what a modern Internet discussion platform should be today, in a world of ubiquitous smartphones, tablets, Facebook, and Twitter. We're building Discourse (with Rails and Ember.js) for the next decade of the Internet. It works as a mailing list; a discussion forum; a long-form chat room.

Learn more on the Discourse community landing page.


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

Learn more on the Fedora community landing page.

Free Software Foundation

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.

Learn more on the Free Software Foundation community landing page.


GNOME is a GNU/Linux-based innovative desktop that is design-driven and easy to use.

Learn more on the GNOME community landing page.

GNU Guix

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

Learn more on the GNU Guix community landing page.

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

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

Learn more on the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team community landing page.


LibreHealth is an umbrella organization for Health IT projects

Learn more on the LibreHealth community landing page.

Linux Kernel

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.

Learn more on the Linux Kernel community landing page.


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.

Learn more on the Mozilla community landing page.

Open Data Kit

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.

Learn more on the Open Data Kit community landing page.

Open Humans

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

Learn more on the Open Humans community landing page.


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.

Learn more on the OpenLMIS community landing page.

Open Source Robotics Foundation

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

Learn more on the Open Source Robotics Foundation community landing page.


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

Learn more on the OpenStack community landing page.


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).

Learn more on the QEMU community landing page.

Tor Project

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.

Learn more on the Tor Project community landing page.


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!

Learn more on the Wikimedia community landing page.

Xen Project

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.

Learn more on the Xen Project community landing page.