[Outreachy announcement] Application results for Dec 2020 Outreachy cohort

Applicant Help - Sage Sharp applicant-help at outreachy.org
Wed Oct 7 16:00:14 UTC 2020

If you are not an applicant for the December 2020 Outreachy internship cohort, please disregard this message.

Thank you to everyone who applied to the December 2020 to March 2021 Outreachy internship round. We received 1,952 initial applications this round. We have approved 645 applicants to participate in the contribution period. There are 83 internship projects to choose from!

If you filled out an initial application, you can find out your results here:


Applying for Future Rounds

If you were not accepted this round, please consider applying for a future Outreachy internship round. Outreachy internships run twice a year: May to August and December to March.

The May to August 2021 internship round applications will open in late January 2021.

The December 2021 to March 2022 internship round applications will open in late August 2021.

We recommend reading and using the following resources to prepare for the next Outreachy contribution period:


You can also take a look at our list of opportunities and job resources from organizations that sponsor Outreachy or organizations that support diversity in tech:


Next steps for accepted applicants

The next step is for you to pick one or two projects, talk to the project mentors, and make a contribution to the project. You make a contribution by completing a project task. A contribution could be something like fixing a bug in the project code or updating the project's documentation.

Only applicants who make a contribution will be eligible to be accepted as an Outreachy intern. We encourage you to start making on your contributions as soon as possible! The contribution period starts on Wednesday, October 7 at 4pm UTC.

Contributions and final applications are due on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 4pm UTC. You can check what time 4pm UTC is in your timezone here:


Contacting Mentors

Mentors will not be assigned to you. You'll need to pick a project and contact the mentor. Many applicants are shy and prefer to contact mentors via email. However, you can often get your questions answered faster if you ask them on the community chat or forums.

It's important for you be in contact with the project mentor during the whole contribution period. Ask questions about the project description. Introduce yourself on the community chat or forums as an Outreachy applicant. If the project description isn't clear, ask how you can make your first contribution.

Make sure to reach out to the project mentor if you're stuck for more than a couple hours. Update your mentor with what you're working on and what progress you've made at least twice a week. Mentors are looking for applicants who have clear and consistent communication skills.

Outreachy Project List

The list of projects sorted by community can be found here:


Finding Help

Please review the applicant guide:


If you are having trouble finding a project or contacting a mentor, please reach out to Outreachy applicant helpers:


Good luck making your contributions!

Sage Sharp
Outreachy Organizer

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