[Outreachy announcement] [Due Sept 17] Funding available & call for mentors

Sage Sharp - Outreachy Organizer organizers at outreachy.org
Wed Sep 8 18:00:05 UTC 2021

Outreachy is seeking open source communities to participate in the December 2021 to March 2022 internship cohort.

September 17 at 4pm UTC is the deadline for open source communities to sign up as mentoring organizations.

September 23 at 4pm UTC is the deadline for mentors to submit projects.

Internship funding is available for humanitarian open source communities, and open science and health communities. See details below.

Please forward this email to open source communities who might be interested in participating as mentors! You can also share our blog post on social media:


What is Outreachy?

Outreachy is an internship program. Outreachy internships are:

💵 Paid - $6,000 USD total internship stipend
🌍 Remote - both interns and mentors work remotely
🕰 3 months - internships run December 6 to March 4

Outreachy's goal is to increase diversity in open source. Based on our 2019 longitudinal survey, 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

Seeking Mentoring Organizations

We are looking for open source communities to mentor interns. Open source communities must:

 - have at least 2-3 regular contributors
 - have source code and creative works published under an open source license
 - not be too tightly tied to one commercial company

Mentors in your community will need to:

 - commit to volunteer for 5-10 hours per week
 - propose projects for interns to work on
 - create a list of newcomer-friendly tasks for applicants to work on

Internship funding

All communities must find finding for at least one intern ($6,500 USD):

 - Humanitarian open source communities can apply for funding from Outreachy
 - Open science and health communities can apply for funding from Wellcome Trust
 - Other open source communities need to find their own funding. Communities might use their own community funds, or find a company to sponsor an intern.

Funding for Humanitarian Communities

Outreachy is seeking humanitarian open source communities to participate as mentoring organizations.

Outreachy will fully fund at least 1 intern for accepted humanitarian open source communities.

Details are in the "Humanitarian community funding" section of the blog post below. Please spread the word: https://www.outreachy.org/blog/2021-08-18/december-2021-call-for-mentoring-communities/#humanitarian-funding

Funding for Open Science & Health Communities

Outreachy is pleased to announce we are partnering with Wellcome Trust to fund open science and health communities.

Wellcome Trust will fully fund 1 intern for accepted open science and health communities.

Details are in the "Open science funding" section of our blog post: https://www.outreachy.org/blog/2021-08-18/december-2021-call-for-mentoring-communities/#open-science-funding

You can read more about Wellcome Trust's partnership with Outreachy here: https://medium.com/wellcome-data/outreachy-tackling-underrepresentation-in-open-source-technology-c2204407afba

If you have any questions, please email <organizers at outreachy.org>

Sage Sharp, Outreachy Organizer

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