Invitation to apply to Outreachy Round 21 with Wikimedia!

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Invitation to apply to Outreachy Round 21 with Wikimedia!

Gopa Vasanth
*(feel free to forward the message as is to your friends, family members
&colleagues)*

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!

Cheers,

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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Regards

Gopa Vasanth <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Gopavasanth>
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham <http://www.amrita.edu/> | Blog
<https://gopavasanth.wordpress.com/>
amFOSS <https://amfoss.in/@gopavasanth> | GitHub
<https://github.com/gopavasanth> | Gerrit
<https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/q/gopavasanth>

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