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Outreachy internships

What is Outreachy?

Outreachy is a program that provides internships for people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 for a three month internship. The internship is completely remote, and interns come from around the world.

Interns work one-on-one with a mentor from Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities. The internship projects range from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science.

Interns have $500 travel stipend available to use to attend tech events. Many interns use the travel stipend to network and find a job. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.

For more information on who is eligible for Outreachy internships, see the eligibility page. A description of the application process can be found on the application instructions page

Outreachy Timeline

Feb. 18, 2019Outreachy application period opens and applicants make their required contributions to projects
March 26, 2019Outreachy applications due for most Mifos projects
April 2, 2019Some Outreachy Mifos projects have a late application deadline
May 6, 2019Interns are publicly announced at 4pm UTC on the alums page
May 20, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019Internships period

Outreachy Internships with Mifos

Mifos is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community that is offering internship projects through the Outreachy program.

Internships with other FOSS communities can be found on the the current round page.

What is Mifos?

Help end poverty one line of code at a time by building ground-breaking web and mobile apps powered by our open source cloud-native core banking platform for digital financial inclusion. Mifos guides the global community building digital financial services innovations powered by Apache Fineract.

The Mifos Initiative is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to speed the elimination of poverty by leading a global community that builds, supports, and uses Mifos X, a free and open source platform enabling the effective and efficient delivery of responsible financial services to the world’s 2 billion poor and unbanked. Our unprecedented approach to technology-enabled financial inclusion unites financial institutions, local technology partners, and volunteer developers to collectively advance open source banking infrastructure so the sector can sustainably build impactful innovations in digital financial services. More than 7 million clients are being reached by 300 financial institutions & fintech innovators who use the Mifos software to power their operations across 40+ countries. They are supported by a global community of 100 deployment partners & hundreds of volunteers. For the past decade, we’ve been at the forefront of transformative technology for financial services to the poor. Our technology stack provides complete banking infrastructure that is cloud-native, mobile-enabled, and scalable to the billions in need of cost-effective financial services. Our projects center around web & mobile apps that leverage APIs from the Apache Fineract platform & Apache Fineract CN, our latest evolution and the world's only open source application framework for digital financial services.


You will work with a global community of brilliant minds guided by our shared vision of creating a world of 3 Billion Maries. You'll be mentored by leading fintech developers to build innovation to respond directly to the needs of the Base of the Pyramid:

Open Projects

Mentors for these projects are willing to work with new Outreachy applicants. Please note that as the round goes on, mentors may close their project to new applicants because they are already working with many applicants. Make sure to start your required contribution as soon as possible!

Each project mentor is looking for applicants who have different skills. Sometimes a skill is a hard requirement for an applicant to have. Other times, a mentor might prefer an applicant to have a skill, but they would accept an applicant as an intern who didn't have that skill. Some skills are "nice to have" meaning it would be great if applicants have this skill, but the mentor doesn't have a strong preference.

Each project will require a different level of experience with a particular skill. Experience levels are indicated with numbers:

Mentors are willing to teach this skill to applicants with no experience at all
Applicants should have read about the skill
Applicants should have used this skill in class or personal projects
Applicants should be able to expand on their skills with the help of mentors
Applicants who are experienced in this skill will have the chance to expand it further

Mifos extended deadline project #1

Improve Robustness of Mifos X and Apache Fineract by Fixing Issues/Feature Requests in Backlog

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This project had a low number of applicants

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Java/Spring
Preferred
Angular, Javascript
Nice to have
MySQL
Nice to have


Mifos extended deadline project #2

Set up Discourse Forum and Migrate Content and Users from Mailing Lists

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This project had a low number of applicants

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Information Architecture/Content Organization
Preferred
Technical Writing/Documentation
Nice to have
Data Migration
Nice to have


Mifos extended deadline project #3

Strengthen/Harden Fineract 1.x to LTS Version by Upgrading Spring & Improving Code Coverage of Tests

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Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Java/Spring
Required
Testing/QA
Preferred


Mifos extended deadline project #4

Update Mifos X User Manual & Convert to Gitbooks Format

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This project had a low number of applicants

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Technical Writing/Documentation
Preferred
Financial Services Experience
Nice to have
Markdown/HTML/
Nice to have


Mifos extended deadline project #5

Update Remaining APIs to Swagger/OpenAPI format

Project details are hidden.The details may be hidden because you are not logged in. See the message in the box at the top of the page.

This project had a low number of applicants

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.

Skill description
Impact on intern selection
Experience Level
Git
Preferred
Java/Spring
Preferred


Open Projects


Improve Robustness of Mifos X and Apache Fineract by Fixing Issues/Feature Requests in Backlog

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Set up Discourse Forum and Migrate Content and Users from Mailing Lists

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Strengthen/Harden Fineract 1.x to LTS Version by Upgrading Spring & Improving Code Coverage of Tests

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Update Mifos X User Manual & Convert to Gitbooks Format

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.


Update Remaining APIs to Swagger/OpenAPI format

Deadline was April 2, 2019 to record your contributions and create a final application.