Outreachy Applicant Guide


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:


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


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!

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