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 simple 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: Applications for the @outreachy December 2018 to March 2019 internships are now open: https://www.outreachy.org/apply/  Outreachy provides paid, remote internships to people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech."

Email

Sample email:

Greetings,

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.
https://www.outreachy.org


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 10 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.

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 our contact form https://outreachy.org/contact


We hope you'll help us spread the word about the 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, September 24, 2018.

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