Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user the
freedom to use, share, study, and improve it. FOSS contributors believe
that this is the best way to develop software because it benefits
society, creates a fun collaborative community around a project, and
allows anyone to make innovative changes that reach many people.
In an effort to improve diversity in FOSS, a number of organizations are
offering remote and mentored Outreachy internships through a program
organized by Software Freedom Conservancy. These internships are open
internationally to all women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer
people. Additionally, they are open in the U.S, to all Black/African
American, Hispanic/Latin@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native
Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander people. The stipend for the program is
$5,500 (USD). Applicants must be available for full-time, 40-hours a
week, internships. The application deadline is October 17, 2016 and the
internship dates are December 6, 2016 to March 6, 2017. College students
from the Southern Hemisphere who will have a school summer break during
most of this time are particularly encouraged to apply.
Coding, user experience design, documentation, bug triage, community
engagement, and other types of projects are available. To apply, you
need to connect with a participating organization early, select a
project you want to work on, make a few relevant contributions with the
help of a mentor, and create a project plan.
Learn more at http://outreachy.org
Please consider applying for Outreachy, encourage someone else to apply,
or help spread the word by forwarding this message to any interested
university and community groups.
To learn more, please join mentors, coordinators, and alums of Outreachy
for a Twitter chat with a hashtag #OutreachyChat at 3pm UTC on September
21 (11am EST).
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