Deadline is Oct. 30, 2018. These three-month internships are a great way for people from underrepresented groups to get started.

Outreachy offers three-month paid internships for people from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in tech.

Outreachy interns work remotely with mentors from Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science. Which organizations could you pair up with? An all-star group of FOSS organizations support Outreachy, including Mozilla, The Linux Foundation, Red Hat, Gnome and The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, among others.

The deadline for applications for the December-March internships is Oct. 30, 2018. Anyone who faces systematic bias or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

The OpenStack coordinators for this round of internships are Mahati Chamarthy and Samuel de Medeiros Queiroz. OpenStack has two projects that need help this time around:

  • Create Redfish Ansible module
    Required skills: Python, Ansible
    Optional skills: Redfish
  • Extend sushy to support RAID
    Required skills: Python, OpenStack
    Optional skills: Redfish

Selected applicants are paired with a mentor, usually a full-time contributor to the project and will spend three months learning what it’s like to work in the open source world. Interns should be available for a full-time, 40 hours a week internship from December 4, 2018 to March 4, 2019.

Here’s what some past Outreachy interns have to say about the program:

— vkmc (@vkmc) August 22, 2017

Pay it forward

If you would like to help out as a mentor, Outreachy is currently looking for FOSS communities and mentors to participate in our next internship round. Read the  community application guide for more information about participating in the program.

You can find out more about OpenStack’s Outreachy program here.