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.