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Hello folks,

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

About the Outreachy program

Wikimedia will be mentoring ~6 projects in the Outreachy’s December 2020 to February 2021 Round, around data science and engineering. The initial applications are due *September 20th at 4 pm UTC*.

Apply today: <https://www.outreachy.org/apply/> [1]

Outreachy offers three-month internships to work remotely in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects, coding, and non-coding related (e.g., design, documentation, translation, outreach, and research), with experienced mentors. Outreachy internships run twice a year – from May to August and December to March. Interns are paid a stipend of USD 5,500 for the three months of work. They also have a USD 500 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 of 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.

Browse through the participants’ guides, to learn more about the application process steps <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Participants> [2]

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> [3] is the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects <https://wikimediafoundation.org/our-work/wikimedia-projects/> [4]. 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.

We hope you will help us spread the word about Wikimedia’s participation in these programs: <https://twitter.com/gopavasanth1999/status/1299566047423377408> [5] (by retweeting the post in the link or by sharing this email).

Looking forward to your participation!


Pavithra, Gopa Vasanth & Srishti (Wikimedia organization administrators for Outreachy)

[1] https://www.outreachy.org/apply/
[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Participants
[3] https://wikimediafoundation.org/
[4] https://wikimediafoundation.org/our-work/wikimedia-projects/
[5] https://twitter.com/gopavasanth1999/status/1299566047423377408


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