[Outreachy announcement] Applications for May to August internships are open!

Sage Sharp - Outreachy Organizer organizers at outreachy.org
Mon Feb 18 19:09:41 UTC 2019

Applications for the Outreachy May to August 2019 internships are now open:


Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our internships run twice a year, May to August and December to March. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and have a $500 travel stipend available to them. 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 are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely with mentors from FOSS communities.

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.


The timeline for this round is:

Feb. 18, 2019	Initial applications open
March 12, 2019	Last date for mentors to submit new internship project listings
March 26, 2019  Final application deadline for most projects
April 2, 2019   Final application deadline for late projects
May 6, 2019	Accepted interns announced
May 20, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019	Internships period

Please read through the application instructions and eligibility requirements carefully.


We've made some changes to the application process this round. We've simplified the rules for which rounds students can participate in. We've added a new essay question to the initial application. Please read about the changes here:


You will need to fill out an initial application. Once your initial application is approved, you'll be able to see the full details for each internship project. Then you can make a contribution to the project. Applicants will need to record their in-progress contributions on the Outreachy website. Once one contribution is recorded, applicants can start to work on the final application for the internship project.

We currently have 6 Free and Open Source projects who are ready to take contributions from applicants, and we expect to have more join in the next couple of weeks. Outreachy generally lists around 60 projects per round, and accepts about 40 interns. We'll send another announcement once we have more projects.

If you have any questions about the internship, we have volunteers standing by to answer them. Please contact applicant-help at outreachy.org. If you can't get in contact with a mentor or you're having trouble choosing which project(s) to apply to, you can contact our mentors mailing list at mentors at lists.outreachy.org

Good luck applying!

Sage Sharp
Outreachy Organizer

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