The GNOME Foundation has confirmed funding for three spots in Outreachy for the May 2021 round!
Initial Outreachy applications are due by 4pm UTC on February 22, which is tomorrow. If you are interested in participating or know someone who might be, you can learn more on the Outreachy website. Initial applications are relatively short, and people whose initial applications are accepted will need to work on required open source contributions with mentors between March 15 and April 16.
If you would like to mentor this round, please find GNOME under Communities => Community Sign-up on the Outreachy website and submit your project idea by March 3. All project ideas need to be added in the Outreachy’s application system by mentors and approved by the triage committee (Matthias Clasen, Allan Day, and Sriram Ramkrishna) and coordinators (Kristi Progri, Felipe Borges, and me) by 4pm UTC on March 7. Only ideas approved in the system by that date will be available for Outreachy this round.
You can offer the same project idea for Outreachy as you are offering for Google Summer of Code (you still need to list it in the Outreachy system as described above). However, please note that the time commitment and payment amount is different for Outreachy and GSoC. For Outreachy, interns are expected to work for 40 hours for 12 of 13 weeks of the internship, or 480 hours total. There is an exception for interns whose availability is affected by anything related to COVID-19 who can choose to only work for 30 hours for 12 of 13 weeks of the internship, or 360 hours total. For GSoC, participants are expected to work 175 hours distributed in any way the participant and mentor decide over 10 weeks. Outreachy has 6,000 USD stipend regardless of where the intern is located. GSoC has 1,500 USD to 3,300 USD stipend depending on the Purchasing Power Parity value of the country where the participant is located.
Because GNOME only usually has a few participants in Outreachy, we are looking to offer projects that are most strategic for GNOME. These include, but are not limited to, projects in the area of privacy, GTK+, core experience, core applications, developer experience, and development infrastructure.
Please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , which is a private mailing list with Outreachy coordinators and mentors for GNOME, with any questions.