Invitation to apply to Outreachy and Google Summer of Code program with Wikimedia!

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Hello folks,

We would like to invite you to apply to the Outreachy and Google Summer of Code program with the Wikimedia Foundation (a non-profit organization behind Wikipedia)!

About the Outreachy program

Wikimedia will be mentoring ~7 projects in the Outreachy program in the May to August 2020 round.The initial applications are due February 25th at 4 pm UTC.

Apply today: https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Outreachy offers three-month internships to work remotely in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects with experienced mentors. The internships may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, or data science.

Outreachy internships run twice a year – from May to August and December to March. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD for the three months of work. They also have a $500 USD stipend to travel to conferences and events. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.

Outreachy is open to both students and non-students. Outreachy expressly invites the following people to apply:

  • Women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people.
  • Anyone who faces under-representation, systematic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry in their country or residence is invited to apply.
  • 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.

About the Google Summer of Code program

Wikimedia is planning to mentor 8-10 projects in 2020’s Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. Beginning February 20th, pending Wikimedia’s acceptance as a mentoring organization, applicants can begin discussing ideas with the mentors!

The student application will be due on March 31st 18:00 UTC: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/

Google Summer of Code now in its 16th year, is Google’s summer program for university students who want to get involved in open source software. Over 15,960 students from 109 countries have already participated. Google Summer of Code is a unique program that pairs students with mentors who introduce them to the open-source community and provide guidance while they work on real-world open-source projects during their summer break from university.

Projects cover a wide range of fields including: Cloud, Operating Systems, Graphics, Medicine, Programming Languages, Robotics, Science, Security and many more. It’s a highly competitive program (and this year is expected to be even bigger than last year), so don’t wait until the last minute to prepare!

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive.

Resources

We hope you will help us spread the word about Wikimedia’s participation in these programs: https://twitter.com/mediawiki/status/1224790357361098752 ( by retweeting the post in the link or by sharing this email)

Looking forward to your participation!

Cheers,

@srishakatux & @Pavithraes (Wikimedia organization administrators for GSoC & Outreachy)

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