Timeline and FAQ for Outreachy Communities

Call for Outreachy Community Participation

Community CFP status

🛑 The Outreachy CFP is closed for new community participation applications.

👋🏽 Mentors are welcome to submit internship projects to participating communities. The Project submission deadline: March 11, 2021 at 4pm UTC.

Please sign up for the Outreachy announcement list to receive a notification for next round.

🚨 Outreachy applicants - This page is not the page you're looking for! This page is only for mentors and coordinators. 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.

Read Community Guide

Timeline for May 2021 cohort

Dec. 7, 2020 at 4pm UTCCommunity sign up opens
Feb. 1, 2021 at 4pm UTCInitial applications open
Feb. 8, 2021, 4 p.m. UTC#OutreachyChat on Twitter
Feb. 22, 2021 at 4pm UTCInitial application deadline
March 1, 2021 at 4pm UTCDeadline for community sign up
March 11, 2021 at 4pm UTCMentor project submission deadline
March 15, 2021Contribution period begins
April 16, 2021Contribution period ends
April 16, 2021 at 4pm UTCFinal application deadline
May 10, 2021Intern selection deadline
May 12, 2021Outreachy organizers finalize intern selections
May 17, 2021 at 4pm UTCInterns are publicly announced on the alums page
May 24, 2021
to Aug. 24, 2021
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.

Read Mentor Guide

Mentoring Communities

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

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

Not Participating FOSS Communities

Unfortunately, either the community coordinator(s) or the Outreachy organizers have determined that the following communities will not participate in this round of Outreachy internships.

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.


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.