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Linux Kernel: Call for Outreachy mentors

Outreachy provides paid, remote, three-month internships. Outreachy's goal is to support diversity in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). For more information about what Outreachy is and the deadlines for mentors and coordinators, read the Community Call for Participation page.

If you are an Outreachy applicant, you should look over the list of projects and pick a project from that list.

Linux Kernel coordinator

Coordinators find and advise mentors who want to participate in Outreachy. Coordinators also provide information about the community for the landing page shown to applicants.

The Linux Kernel coordinators are Shraddha Barke, Vaishali Thakkar.

Community status

Mentors are encouraged to start promoting their project proposals as soon as the Outreachy round opens on Sept. 19, 2018.

ParticipatingThis community is approved to participate in the December 2018 to March 2019 internship round
FundedThis community has funding for 6 interns.
5 Projects ApprovedThe coordinator has approved 5 projects. There are 0 projects pending approval.
Open to New ProjectsMentors can submit projects for Outreachy applicants. The deadline to submit a new project is Oct. 19, 2018, but we highly encourage mentors to submit proposals ASAP.

Submit an Outreachy Intern Project Proposal

Linux Kernel welcomes experienced community contributors to help out as mentors. Each mentor will need to submit their an intern project proposal. The project proposal will then be reviewed and approved by the FOSS community coordinators. Additional co-mentors for the intern project will be able to sign up for the project after it has been approved by the community coordinator.

All proposed intern projects need to be released under licenses that are either an OSI-approved open source license that is also identified by the FSF as a free software license, OR a Creative Commons license approved for free cultural works.

Please read the additional Outreachy project requirements before submitting an intern project proposal.

Please make sure you understand the mentor requirements, especially the time commitment requirement.

Outreachy applicants should not submit project proposals through this form. You need to look over the list of projects and pick a project from that list.

Submit a Project Proposal

Approved Projects for Linux Kernel

After the Outreachy round opens on Sept. 19, 2018, you can promote this community to applicants by linking to the community landing page:


The links below will take you to the Linux Kernel project page for Outreachy applicants. The project details will be hidden from applicants unless the application period is open.

Co-mentor an Intern

You can sign up to co-mentor an Outreachy intern. Co-mentors should understand the mentor requirements, especially the time commitment requirement.

Only projects have been approved by the community coordinator for participation in this Outreachy round are open to co-mentor sign-up.

Please select which approved project you would like to co-mentor for:

New Coordinators or Co-coordinators

If you have been a community coordinator in the past but have not yet created an account on this site, or you would like to volunteer to be a new coordinator and you understand the coordinator duties, you can sign up to be a community coordinator.

Coordinate for This Community