Thanks for helping us promote Outreachy internships! This page lists sample tweets, emails, and posters you can use to promote the program.
"Please RT: Applications for the @outreachy May 2018 to August 2018 internships are now open: https://www.outreachy.org/apply/ Outreachy provides paid, remote internships to people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech."
Applications are now open for Outreachy, an internship program for people from groups 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 May 14, 2018 to August 14, 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 (February 12 to March 22), 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 (Sage Sharp) can give a virtual introductory talk with interested organizations or universities in the coming weeks. You can see their 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 through the website form https://outreachy.org/contact
We hope you'll help us spread the word about the Outreachy internships!