Outreachy provides internships in open source to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation in the technical industry where they are living.

Outreachy internships are:

💵 Paid - $7,000 USD total internship stipend

🌍 Remote - both interns and mentors work remotely

🕰 3 months - internships run May to August, or December to March

Work on Open Source

Outreachy interns work with experienced mentors from open source communities. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, open science, research, user experience, documentation, graphical design, data science, marketing, user advocacy, or community event planning.

📘 Read the Outreachy applicant guide for details.

Important dates

December 2021 internships:

🛑 Intern applications are closed

🛑 Mentor sign up is closed

🎉Interns announced on November 22 at 4pm UTC

🙌🏿 Internships run Dec. 6, 2021 to March 4, 2022

May 2022 internships:

✍🏿 Intern applications are accepted from February 4, 2022 to 4pm UTC on February 25, 2022

🙋🏽 Mentors can sign up starting January 8, 2022

🙌🏿 Internships run May 30 to August 26, 2022

📬 Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future internships.

Supporting Diversity in Open Source

Outreachy is a diversity initiative of Software Freedom Conservancy.

Outreachy's goal is to increase diversity in open source. Past Outreachy interns are:

♀️ 92% women

🏳️‍🌈 4% transgender, genderqueer, or non-binary people

🧕🏾 64% people of color

🧑🏿 12% people from a historically disadvantaged caste or tribe

Statistics are based on responses to the 2019 longitudinal study of Outreachy alums.

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/Latinx, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.

Anyone who faces under-representation, and systemic bias or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

Apply to Outreachy

Read more about applying to Outreachy

Read the Outreachy Applicant Guide

Mentor Outreachy Interns

We are seeking open source communities to be mentors! A call for mentors for the May 2022 internship cohort will open January 1, 2022.

🙋🏽 Sign up to mentor or have your community participate.

Read the community participation guide.

Read the mentor duties and mentor FAQ.

📬 Sign up for the Outreachy announcement mailing list

Contact Outreachy organizers to express interest in mentoring future cohorts

Support Outreachy

💪 Sponsor or donate to Outreachy

🗣️ Promote Outreachy

Outreachy Sponsors

We are currently seeking sponsorship for the May 2022 internship cohort. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

For details on Outreachy sponsorship, please read our sponsor guide.

If you are interested in finding jobs with our sponsors, please follow the links from our opportunities page.

December 2021 internship sponsors

Ceiling Smasher