Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program aiming to support people from groups underrepresented in tech.
Applications for the Dec '21 to March '22 cohort is currently open. If you’ve ever heard of Google Summer of Code, this is very similar but you don’t need to be a student to apply.
- 3 months
- Fully remote
- $6000 USD stipend
- Plenty of data-related projects at open source communities such as Mozilla, Wikimedia, TensorFlow, Fedora, and many more.
I’m a current Outreachy intern with the Wikimedia Foundation and I cannot recommend this program enough. Over the summer, I’ve been working on a Python package for parsing SQL dump files, written Jupyter notebook tutorials on how to work with Wikimedia data, presented at the Wikimedia annual conference, and more.
This program is offered twice a year to accomodate for students from both hemispheres – although as I said above, being a student is not a requirement. Many participants are career changers, or people getting back into tech after a longer break, etc.
If you have any questions, post them here. You can also DM me either here, or on Twitter.