Timeline and FAQ for Outreachy Communities

Call for Outreachy Community Participation

Community CFP status

👋🏿 New communities are welcome to fill out a participation application. Community application deadline: Sept. 17, 2021 at 4pm UTC.

👋🏽 Mentors are welcome to submit internship projects to participating communities. Project submission deadline: Sept. 23, 2021 at 4pm UTC.

🚨 Outreachy applicants - This page is not the page you're looking for! Please go to the list of communities for applicants.

What is Outreachy?

Outreachy's goal is to support diversity in open source. Outreachy provides paid, remote internships.

Outreachy invites free and open source software communities to participate.

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Timeline for December 2021 cohort

June 17, 2021 at 4pm UTCCommunity sign up opens
Aug. 9, 2021 at 4pm UTCInitial applications open
Aug. 23, 2021, 4 p.m. UTC#OutreachyChat on Twitter
Sept. 3, 2021 at 4pm UTCInitial application deadline
Sept. 17, 2021 at 4pm UTCDeadline for community sign up
Sept. 23, 2021 at 4pm UTCMentor project submission deadline
Oct. 1, 2021Contribution period begins
Oct. 31, 2021Contribution period ends
Oct. 31, 2021 at 4pm UTCFinal application deadline
Nov. 9, 2021Intern selection deadline
Nov. 19, 2021Outreachy organizers finalize intern selections
Nov. 22, 2021 at 4pm UTCInterns are publicly announced on the alums page
Dec. 6, 2021
to March 4, 2022
Internships period

Mentor for Outreachy

Outreachy is seeking experienced open source contributors to act as mentors for Outreachy interns. Mentors should review the mentor guide before they submit a project.

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Mentoring Communities

The following open source communities are participating in the December 2021 internship round. Follow the link to sign up to mentor for that community:

Pending communities: These communities applied to participate in the December 2021 cohort. Mentors are encouraged to submit projects while the community is under review.

Past Communities

These communities have participated in past rounds, or submitted an application to participate. Coordinators can sign the community up to participate again.

Mentors can receive an email when a community signs up to participate. To get an email notification, visit the community pages linked below.

New communities

Please read the community participation guide before submitting a new community application.

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New communities can submit an application to participate in Outreachy.

Check to see if your community is listed in the past communities list. If it is, don't submit a new community application. Instead, follow the community link and sign up to coordinate for the community. Otherwise, submit a new application for your community to participate in Outreachy.

Submit community application


First, see if your question is answered in the community participation guide.

Then let us know what questions you have! You can contact Outreachy organizers with your questions.