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Notes: A $5,500 USD as stipend, a 3 month-internship opportunity with experienced mentors in the field of FOSS, as well as an extra $500 USD travel grant to use within a year of the internship period makes this a must apply opportunity. 

Introduction

About Outreachy

Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program that helps people traditionally underrepresented in tech make their first contributions to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities. Outreachy provides an opportunity for an online collaborative environment for learning, and remote mentoring with experienced FOSS contributors. Selected interns must work full-time on a specific project for a period of 3 months, for which they receive a total stipend of $6000.

Application deadline

Applications for the next round are not open yet.

Important Dates
Mid-year internships End of year internships
Applications open February September
Application and contributions due March October
Interns announced April November
Internships start May December
Internships end August March

Reward

Selected students will receive

  1. $5,500 USD as stipend, as well as an extra $500 USD travel grant to use within a year of the internship period.
  2. Opportunity to work remotely with experienced mentors in free and open source software projects.
  3. Perks specific to the participating organizations.

Eligibility

Eligible participants must meet all the following requirements. Everyone:

  1. You are or will be 18 years of age or older by May 30, 2018
  2. You identify as a woman (cis or trans), trans man, or genderqueer person (including genderfluid or genderfree)
  3. You have not previously participated in an Outreachy, Outreach Program for Women, or Google Summer of Code internship
  4. You are available for a full-time, 40 hours a week internship from May 30, 2018 to August 30, 2018
  5. You are a resident or national of any country or region other than Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria. Note that United States permanent residents are eligible regardless of their nation of origin/citizenship. Nationals of Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria who are permanent residents of another country should contact the Outreachy Organizers to determine eligibility.
  6. You are not a person or entity restricted by US export controls or sanctions programs
  7. You are eligible to work in the country or countries in which you will reside throughout the duration of the program
  8. You will not have another full-time job for at least seven weeks between May 30, 2018 to August 30, 2018. Having a job that is more than 20 hours a week is considered a full-time job commitment.

Students:

  1. You will not be in school full-time for at least seven consecutive weeks between May 30, 2018 to August 30, 2018.
  2. School weeks include all weeks during a school semester and during an exams session when students from your university are attending. School weeks include short breaks (1 week or less) and weekends. Free weeks must be consecutive.
  3. Late enrollment in classes cannot be counted towards the number of free weeks. Letters from universities stating students are excused from classes are not accepted.
  4. Full-time school means being enrolled in school during a semester when you are taking more than half of the credits a typical student takes. For example, if your program recommends students take 20 credits each semester and you are taking more than 10 credits during the internship, you are considered a full-time student.
  5. Outreachy can be done to satisfy a project requirement and receive credits for it, in which case all other credits received during the semester should be no more than half of the typical number of credits a full-time student takes.
  6. The rules for students are strictly applied. Do not apply if you do not have seven consecutive weeks free from full-time school.

Application

Process

Applicants are highly encouraged to start their application at least 2-3 weeks before the Outreachy application deadline. The application process consists of five steps:

  1. Make sure you're eligible to apply for Outreachy.
  2. From the list of participating communities, pick 1-2 projects that look interesting to you.
  3. Start your application form - begin with the eligibility parts of the application and personal information, even if you aren't ready to fill out the contribution or timeline section.
  4. Make small, consistent contributions to the project(s) you've chosen.
  5. Update your application with links to your contributions and the project timeline by the application deadline.


Resources

  1. Official Website
  2. Twitter: @outreachy
  3. Email: organizers@outreachy.org

Previous Winners

No Name College City Email Round Organization
1 Ekta Nandwani (GSoC) (ekta) L.D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Gujarat mailnandwaniekta@gmail.com 14 GNOME
2 Ruchika Lakhina *(lakhina) UIET,MDU,Rohtak,India Faridabad, Haryana 14 Lagom
3 Sayli Karnik (sayli) Sardar Patel Institute of technology,Mumbai University Mumbai, Maharashtra karniksayli1995@gmail.com 14 Linux Kernel
4 Varsha Rao (varsha_) Bengaluru, Karnataka rvarsha016@gmail.com 14 Linux Kernel
5 Gargi Sharma (gs051095) BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus Pilani, Rajasthan gs051095@gmail.com 14 Linux Kernel
6 Gauri P Kholkar (gkholkar) BITS Pilani Goa Goa, India gpkholkar27@gmail.com 14 Mozilla
7 Princi Vershwal (vershwal) IIT Roorkee Uttrakhand, India vershwal.princi@gmail.com 14 Mozilla
8 Samriddhi Jain (sjain) IIT Mandi Moga, Punjab j.samridhhi30@gmail.com 14 OpenStack
9 Ishani Chugh (ishani) IIIT Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana chugh.ishani@research.iiit.ac.in 14 QEMU
10 Prachi Agrawal (pragr07) IIT Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana prachi.agrawal269@gmail.com 14 Sugar Labs
11 Tayba Wasim (GSoC) (Tabs16) The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur, India. Jaipur, Rajasthan tabs16w@gmail.com 14 Sugar Labs
12 Medha Bansal (medha) Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women New Delhi, Delhi bansal.medha@gmail.com 14 Wikimedia
13 Sonali Gupta (mine0901) The LNM Institute of Information Technology Jaipur, Rajasthan sonaligpt0@gmail.com 14 Wikimedia