The company I work for – Discourse – is taking part in the Outreachy program this year. We’re looking for an intern to take on a 3 month paid programming project. Here are more details:
Participants of Outreachy work with an open source organization (in our case Discourse) on a 3 month programming project. It’s similar to events like Google Summer of Code, however the aim of Outreachy is to provide a collaborative environment in which newcomers from underrepresented backgrounds get an opportunity to learn from and contribute to FOSS by doing paid, full-time work.
Participation is open internationally to all women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Additionally, it’s open to residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
Furthermore, unlike GSoC, Outreachy is open to all ages, not just students.
Discourse is an open source forum platform: “Civilized discussion for your community”. For a more in-depth description, see our about page.
Although we have a whole list of ideas to choose between, we have one strong recommendation which is the best representation of our requirement for this internship. If you’d feel comfortable doing this (with plenty of guidance), don’t hesitate to apply!
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