Please help us spread the word about the December-March round of Outreachy internships by sending the information to the university departments in the Southern Hemisphere, Free and Open Source Software groups, posting the flyer on university campuses or handing it out at conferences, as well as posting the information on the social networks or encouraging people personally to apply. Please update this section with the information on where you promoted or are planning to promote the program, so that we know which universities, organizations, or conferences are covered.
Text for an E-mail with Information about the Programs
Feel free to post a translation here if you come up with one. When appropriate, you can optionally attach the relevant flyers and ask for them to be posted on campus or distributed at events.
Subject: Outreachy - remote internships in Free and Open Source Software 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, and must not have full-time school or work during most of the internship dates. The application deadline is November 2 and the internship dates are December 7 to March 7. 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.
Sample Dent / Tweet
Here are the Twitter handles of participating organizations: Cadasta (@CadastaOrg), GNOME (@gnome), EFF PrivacyBadger (@EFF @PrivacyBadger) Linux kernel (@linuxfoundation kernel), Mozilla (@mozilla), Open Source Robotics Foundation (@OSRFoundation), OpenStack (@OpenStack), Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (@OpenStreetMap @hotosm), Play Framework (@playframework), QEMU, Wikimedia (@Wikimedia), Xen Project (@XenHypervisor)
FOSS internships for women (cis&trans), trans men, genderqueer people world-wide & people of color underrepresented in tech in US @outreachy
Women (cis&trans), trans men, genderqueer ppl world-wide & ppl of color underrepresented in US tech, apply for @outreachy FOSS internships
or, if contacting a group
@DearGroup Pls RT FOSS internships 4 women (cis&trans), trans men, genderqueer ppl world-wide & POC underrepresented in US tech @outreachy
Sample Google+ / Facebook Update
No need to be so cryptic with this one!
Cadasta, GNOME, EFF, Fedora, Foreman, Linux kernel, Mifos, Mozilla, Open Source Robotics Foundation, OpenStack, OpenStreetMap, oVirt, Play Framework, QEMU, Wikimedia, Xen Project are offering paid, mentored, remote internships to people from groups underrepresented in Free and Open Source Software as part of the Outreachy initiative. This round is open internationally to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Additionally, it is open in the U.S. to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander people. Coding, user experience design, documentation, bug triage, community engagement, and other types of projects are available. Internship dates are December 7 to March 7. Learn more and apply by November 2. Please re-post to help spread the word! http://outreachy.org
Please print out or attach the PDF version that is right for the paper format used at your locale. The flyer is CC-BY-SA - artists: Marie Nordin, Máirín Duffy
See the logos on the main spread the word page.
See the presentation materials on the main spread the word page.
Contacted Universities, Organizations, Conferences, People
Please add the online and physical spaces where you promoted the program here.
- NYLUG talk by Karen, NYC - September 16 - Karen
- Software Freedom Day, world-wide - September 19 - Marina contacted organizers
- User Freedom Day and FSF 30th Party, Boston - October 3 - Marina and Karen had flyers
these are people who are helping by promoting the program on their social media