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Debian is participating in the 17th Round of Outreachy. We are looking for two interns and more can potentially be supported from central funds.


Debian is dedicated to increasing the diversity of contributors to the project and improving the inclusivity of the project. We strongly believe working towards these goals provides benefits both for people from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in free software, and for the wider movement, by increasing the range of skills, experiences and viewpoints contributing to it.

Statistics show that although we have increased the diversity of participants, we still have plenty of room to grow. With this initiative we hope more people will see opportunities to become involved in the Debian project.

Thanks to the efforts of the program organizers, Outreachy has now been expanded to other under-represented groups in the Free Software community, which is perfectly in line with Debian's Diversity Statement.

For whom

Outreachy expressly invites applicants who are women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications who are residents and nationals of the United States of America of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Anyone who faces systemic bias or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

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Feb. 18, 2019

Applicants start making contributions to internship projects

March 5, 2019

Last date for new mentoring community listings

March 16, 2019

Last date for mentors to submit new internship project listings

March 26, 2019 at 4pm UTC

Application deadline. Last day to finish any contributions to internship projects.

Applications who made a contribution must submit the rest of their project application by this date.

April 2, 2019 at 4pm UTC

Late application deadline for specific projects (Debian is included in this extended deadline)

March 26, 2019 to May 6, 2019

Applicants are encouraged to continue making contributions

May 6, 2019

Accepted interns announced on the alums page at 4pm UTC

May 20, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019

Internships period

What to do & Projects

  1. Choose a project:
  2. Make a small contribution.
    • Once you have chosen your project, contact its corresponding mentor and ask him/her what small contribution related to the project you could do.
  3. Submit your application on the Outreachy website:

  4. Make sure you notify us that you have done so : email <outreach AT debian DOT org> and the mentors for your project with a link to your application

Please, read more about this program here:

How to communicate with us

Debian is a huge project, so we have created a welcoming atmosphere:

Coordinators of the program:

See also

Other paid internships and mentor opportunities are available.