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

We welcome translations of our promotional materials into into more languages! Please send a pull request.

Logos

The Outreachy logo is available in either svg or png format. Please do not recolor the Outreachy logo. We appreciate being contacted before the Outreachy logo is used in press releases.

Poster

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

Presentation

You can use this presentation that introduces open source, Outreachy, and Google Summer of Code: (pdf or odp)

Twitter

Sample tweet:

Please RT: Outreachy internships are remote, paid ($6,000), and last three months. Outreachy supports diversity in free and open source software! Outreachy internships run from May to August and December to March. Applications open in January and August: 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 ($6,000 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 ($6,000 stipend), and last three months. https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Email

Sample email:

I'd like to invite you to apply to an internship program called Outreachy! Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.

Outreachy internships run twice a year. The internships run from May to August and December to March.

Interns are paid a stipend of $6,000 USD for the three months of work.

Outreachy internships are completely remote. Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely with experienced mentors.

We expressly invite 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 under-representation, systematic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

More details and eligibility criteria can be found here:

https://www.outreachy.org/apply/eligibility/

Initial applications for Outreachy will open in January and August. Learn more about Outreachy here:

https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Applying to Outreachy is a little different than other internship programs. You'll fill out an initial application. If your initial application is approved, you'll move onto the five week contribution phase. During the contribution phase, you'll make contact with 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 contributions throughout the contribution phase.

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://www.outreachy.org/contact/contact-us/

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 encourage questions from people interested in applying to Outreachy. We also pose questions for mentors and past Outreachy interns to answer. Applicants are encouraged to ask mentors and past interns questions during and after the chat.

The next #OutreachyChat is not scheduled yet. It's typically run two weeks after the initial application period opens, on a Monday at 4pm UTC / 8am PDT / 11pm EDT / 5pm CET / 9:30pm IST.

Here is how the chat will work for applicants, mentors, and past interns:

The Outreachy organizers will be tweeting from the @outreachy Twitter account. Outreachy organizers will pose the questions below. Applicants, mentors, and past interns will answer. Outreachy organizers will wait about 5-10 minutes between questions.

The questions are prefaced with Q1, Q2, etc. You will need to reply with A1, A2, at the start of you answer. Please also use the hashtag #OutreachyChat in all your tweets related to the chat.

The following questions are used for the chat:

Q1: For interested applicants: What questions do you have for mentors, past interns, or organizers? #OutreachyChat

Q2: For past interns and mentors: Please introduce yourself. What community (did you intern with/are you mentoring for)? #OutreachyChat

Q3: For past interns and mentors: What do you love about participating in Outreachy? #OutreachyChat

Q4: For mentors: What is the project you are mentoring? What skills do people need to apply? What skills can they learn from you? #OutreachyChat

Q4: For past interns: What community did you intern with? What was your project? What did you learn during the internship? #OutreachyChat

Q5: For past interns and mentors: What is the Outreachy application process like? Do you have advice for applicants on how to stand out? #OutreachyChat

Mentors and past interns are encouraged to monitor the #OutreachyChat hashtag. This is especially helpful during the first question. If you see an applicant ask a question that you know the answer to, please answer it! This can help the Outreachy organizers who are running the chat answer all applicant questions.