Thanks for helping us promote Outreachy internships! This page lists sample tweets, emails, and posters you can use to promote the program.


Outreachy has various posters available for you to print to promote the program:


Here is a simple presentation you can use and adapt to speak about Outreachy: pdf, odp.


Sample tweet:

Pls RT Want a paid remote internship in open source? @outreachy is for ppl traditionally underrepresented in tech


Sample email:


Applications are now open for Outreachy, an internship program for people traditionally underrepresented in tech. Outreachy offers remote, three-month internships with a $5,500 stipend and a $500 travel stipend. These internships are open world-wide to all women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Additionally, they are open in the U.S to all Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander people.

Interns work remotely with experienced mentors in free and open source software projects. The internships are often focused on programming tasks, but some projects offer internships in user experience design, graphic design, documentation, web development, marketing, translation, and more.

The Outreachy internships run from December 5, 2017 to March 5, 2018.  More details and eligibility criteria can be found here:

Applying to Outreachy is a little different than other internship programs. During the application period (September 7 to October 23), potential interns are expected to make contact with one or more of the open source project mentors,  and make a contribution to the project. Outreachy organizers have found that the strongest applicants contact mentors early, ask a lot of questions, and continually submit small contributions throughout the application period.

One of the Outreachy organizers (Sarah Sharp) can give a virtual introductory talk with interested organizations or universities in the coming weeks. You can see her availability and schedule a meeting here:

Please let us know if you have any questions about the program. The Outreachy organizers (Karen Sandler, Sarah Sharp, Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Cindy Pallares, and Tony Sebro) can all be reached at a private e-mail

We hope you'll help us spread the word about the Outreachy internships!

#OutreachyChat Twitter Chat

Each round, Outreachy has a Twitter chat to introduce the program. We have questions for both mentors and alums. Potential Outreachy applicants are welcome to ask questions of mentors and interns after the chat.

Here is how the chat will work for mentors and alums:

The Outreachy organizers will be tweeting from @outreachy account and will pose the questions below with an interval of 5-10 minutes between questions. The questions are prefaced with Q1, Q2, and so on, and correspondingly, you will need to reply with A1, A2, and so on in your answers. You will also need to use the hashtag #OutreachyChat in all your tweets related to the chat.

The following questions are used for the chat:

Q1: For alums and mentors: Please introduce yourself. What community (did you intern with/are you mentoring for)? #OutreachyChat
Q2: For alums and mentors: Why are you passionate about your FOSS community? What's interesting or exciting about it? #OutreachyChat
Q3: For alums and mentors: What is it like to participate in your community? How do people collaborate? #OutreachyChat
Q4: For mentors: What is the project you are mentoring? What skills does one need to have for it? What will they learn? #OutreachyChat
Q5: For alums: What was your experience during the internship? What did you learn? How did your mentor help you? #OutreachyChat
Q6: For alums and mentors: Did (you/your mentees) continue to participate in the community? Did (you/they) find jobs in FOSS? #OutreachyChat
Q7: For alums and mentors: What do you love about Outreachy? What did you gain as a result of the internship? #OutreachyChat
Q8: For alums and mentors: What is your advice for prospective applicants? How can they stand out? #OutreachyChat
Q9: For perspective applicants: Do you have any questions for mentors or alums? Is anything confusing? #OutreachyChat