Grant: Outreachy – Paid Mentored Internships Countering Systemic Bias and Underrepresentation in Tech

Date of Grant: July 8, 2020
Grant Amount: $100,000 in 2020; planned $100,000 in 2021

Outreachy is an internship program organized to promote diversity in free and open source software (FOSS), offering paid remote opportunities that match interns with mentors with one of the many free software communities that participate. The program is fiscally sponsored by Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects.

ARDC has provided Outreachy with $100,000 in funding for these paid internships in 2020, and plans to provide an additional $100,000 in funding in 2021.

You can see the interns and the free software projects they are working on, many of which are relevant to ARDC’s mission here: