[Outreachy announcement] Contribution period opens Oct 5

Sage Sharp - Outreachy Organizer applicant-help at outreachy.org
Mon Sep 28 20:52:02 UTC 2020

If you are not an applicant for the December 2021 Outreachy internship cohort, please disregard this message.

Contributions open Oct 5

Outreachy organizers have moved the start date of the contribution period to Monday, October 5 at 4pm UTC. This will allow us to review all initial applications.

Project List

The Outreachy project list is almost finalized! We have five communities that have not listed their projects yet. The final project list will be available on October 5.


Emails to applicants

All approved applicants will receive an email on October 5 at 4pm UTC. People who are not accepted will not receive an email.

You can check the status of your initial application on October 5 at 4pm UTC on the Outreachy website dashboard:


Between now and October 5, some applicants may receive emails from Outreachy organizers. We email applicants to ask them to clarify their time commitments or essay answers. Please make sure to check your Spam folder, as well as your Promotions or Updates tab in Gmail.

If you have not received an email asking you to revise your essay or clarify your time commitments, don't worry. Outreachy organizers only send these emails to some applicants we need to follow up with.


Make sure to read the Outreachy Applicant Guide! It will answer many of your questions:


We especially recommend reading the section on how to prepare for the contribution period:


Optionally, you can take a look at the Outreachy Internship Guide. It contains important information such as feedback deadlines for interns and stipend payment dates:



If you have questions, please send email to <applicant-help at outreachy.org>. Please note that we may not be able to answer your questions until after October 5, as we are prioritizing initial application review.

Sage Sharp, Outreachy Organizer

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