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

Poster

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

Presentation

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

An hour-long presentation that introduces open source, Outreachy, and Google Summer of code can be found here: pdf, odp.

Twitter

Sample tweet:

Please RT: Outreachy internships are completely remote, paid ($5,500 stipend), and last three months. Outreachy supports diversity in free and open source software! Applications for the @outreachy December 2018 to March 2019 internships are now open: https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Follow up tweets:

Outreachy expressly invites applicants from around the world who are women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Apply for our internships, which are completely remote, paid ($5,500 stipend), and last three months. https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Outreachy also expressly invites applications from U.S. residents and nationals of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Outreachy expressly invites applicants from around the world who face under-representation, systemic bias or discrimination in the technology industry of their country. Apply for our internships, which are completely remote, paid ($5,500 stipend), and last three months. https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Email

Sample email:

Greetings,

Applications are now open for Outreachy, an internship program that supports diversity in free and open source software. Outreachy offers remote, three-month internships with a $5,500 stipend and a $500 travel stipend. Outreachy expressly invites women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Anyone who faces systematic bias or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply. https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

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 4, 2018 to March 4, 2019.  More details and eligibility criteria can be found here:
https://www.outreachy.org/apply/eligibility/


Applying to Outreachy is a little different than other internship programs. During the application period (September 19 to October 30), applicants are expected to make contact with one or more of the 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.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the program. The Outreachy organizers (Karen Sandler, Sage Sharp, Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Cindy Pallares, and Tony Sebro) can all be reached at through our contact form https://outreachy.org/contact

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

#OutreachyChat

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.

The next #OutreachyChat will be on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 4pm UTC / 9am PDT / 12pm EDT.

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: What do you love about participating in Outreachy? #OutreachyChat

Q3: For mentors: What is the project you are mentoring? What skills do people need to apply? What skills can they learn from you? #OutreachyChat

Q3: For alums: What community did you intern with? What was your project? What did you learn during the internship? #OutreachyChat

Q4: For alums and mentors: What is the Outreachy application process like? Do you have advice for applicants on how to stand out? #OutreachyChat
Q5: For perspective applicants: Do you have any questions for mentors or alums? Do you need help selecting a project? #OutreachyChat