Outreachy - Mentors and projects needed

Outreachy (https://www.outreachy.org) is an internship program with a goal to increase diversity in open source. Internships are 3 months long (end of May to end of August), remote, and pay a stipend. Interns work with experienced mentors from open source communities, such as LLVM. Outreachy projects may include "programming, user experience, documentation, illustration, graphical design, data science, project marketing, user advocacy, or community event planning.” Outreachy invites the following applicants (quoting from their website):

"Outreachy expressly invites women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.

Anyone who faces under-representation, systemic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply."

The LLVM Foundation will sponsor one or more internships through Outreachy and we are looking for mentors with project ideas. If you are interested in being a mentor, please send me an email. The timeline is a little tight as the deadline for mentors to submit project proposals is March 7th. We will need at least 2 mentors. Mentor responsibilities are detailed here: https://www.outreachy.org/mentor/#mentor

As many of you know, we have long participated in Google Summer of Code (GSOC) and had great success with the program. We will continue to participate with GSOC and this is not a replacement. Participation in Outreachy is another way to reach more contributors to LLVM. It also aligns with the LLVM Foundation’s program to increase diversity and inclusion within the LLVM project and the field of compilers and tools (https://community-dot-o.llvm.org). Additionally, this is an opportunity for longer projects that no longer meet the criteria for GSOC to find an intern. GSOC recently modified their rules and decreased project length to 175 hours over 10 weeks, while Outreachy remains at 360-480 hours over a 12 week period.

I hope you will consider being a mentor! If you have any questions, please let me know.


We are in luck and they have extended the deadline to March 11th! However, I have gotten no project ideas or mentors :frowning:

I would love to have at least 2 projects for Outreachy. If you are even the slightest bit interested, please reach out to me and I can try to help you draft your project description or help find a supporting mentor.



Thank you for updating us on this, I just learned about it.
I would like to ask some questions since this program seems very interesting and I’m trying to promote it in my university.

  1. Was the deadline extended only for LLVM-related projects or in general?
  2. If it was extended in general, then I should mention that a student tried to apply using “Start Initial Application” here [1]
    and they were notified that the applications are closed. So, should we wait for them to update it on Outreachy’s website?
  3. Down at the bottom here [2], the procedure described is lengthy and in fact Outreachy themselves mention that:
    “we highly encourage applicants to start their application at least 2-3 weeks before the Outreachy application deadline.”
    If applicants are interested, is it really feasible for them to apply?


[1] https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/
[2] https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Στις Κυρ, 7 Μαρ 2021 στις 9:39 μ.μ., ο/η Tanya Lattner via llvm-dev <llvm-dev@lists.llvm.org> έγραψε: