Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). 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, systemic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.
This will be our second time working with Outreachy although we've been fans for some time. Learn more about the program and get involved!
So, we're asking applicants to start posting their proposals for comment, here.
You will still have to post your official proposals on the Outreachy website. But we'd like to hear how different applicants build out their proposals based on our project description, Publiclab.org UI Improvements, here. Read on!
Outreachy's application deadline is the 26th of March. Full timeline here!
Get familiar with the project
We've posted a welcome page for Outreachy people here! Say hello!
Once you've made an initial starting contribution to our codebase (we're happy to help you with this on our welcome page here), the next step is to read carefully through our project description and ask questions, here.
Please feel free to ask questions in the comments below, or to join our chat channel at https://publiclab.org/chat
Our welcoming page will help you understand how we collaborate, and we'll be there to help you take your first step. As many of you have done already, try tackling a first-timers-only issue, to get an idea of how to become a contributor!
Post a proposal for comment
Once you've read through some of these ideas and become a bit more familiar with our projects, it's time to post a proposal of your own.
You don't need to have a complete proposal to post here -- share your thoughts early and we'll help you refine your proposal, and help you plan something that's right for you.
We've created a template for you to post a proposal here. Click this button to begin:
Note: Outreachy's official application is directly to the Outreachy organization, through their website. But we would like all Outreachy applicants to post a proposal here as well, because:
- we will review proposals here in looking over applications and indicating our preferences to folks leading up to March 26th
- we think it's great to have a dialogue with teams
- we'd like to know specifically about your planning process in tackling a project or set of projects
- we're friendly!
Read other proposals
Before or after you post your own draft, read through others' listed below. Your best comments and input may come from other applicants!
You can also read through past proposals for Outreachy at https://publiclab.org/tag/outreachy-2018-proposals and proposals for similar programs here: #call-for-proposals
|Outreachy proposal: PublicLab.org UI Improvement||@madeofhuman new contributor||about 5 hours ago||1|
|Outreachy proposal: Revamp the website interface and add User friendly features||@vanshika421 new contributor||5 days ago||1|
Please ask questions! We're very friendly and we love welcoming new people into our community.