Outreachy

You might be wondering what is this ‘Outreachy’…. It is an internship program similar to Google Summer of Code that provides better opportunities for women and trans gender. Outreachy aims in women empowerment. Like GSOC, this internship’s duration is also 3-months with a stipend of about $5500. The goal of Outreachy is to “create a positive feedback loop” that supports more women participating in free and open source software. One main difference from GSOC is that, Outreachy is intended to be compatible with student schedules.

How to apply???

First of all, you need to choose an organization you wish to work for. Then, keeping in mind the deadline, you may have to come up with a good proposal. But an interesting fact about certain organizations in Outreachy is that, they may not evaluate your caliber based on your proposal. Instead, they will give you certain micro-tasks to evaluate your proposal. It depends upon the organization you choose.

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