The Fedora Project is looking for mentors for project for the next round of Outreachy. For those who aren’t familiar, Outreachy is a paid internship inspired by Google Summer of Code for people underrepresented in tech. Interns work remotely with mentors on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science.

Every idea or project needs one or two responsible mentors to teach and help the intern. Please note that Outreachy applicants are expected to make a first contribution to the project they are applying for so mentors need to have proper tasks defined for applicants to work on. Mentors should be able to commit at least 5 hours a week on most weeks from the beginning of the six-week application period (February 13, 2018) through the end of the three-month internship (End of August). You should have a real interest in their success and be engaged and excited about the project.

Take a look at the Outreachy Info for Mentors for more information.

To become a mentor, come up with an idea or project to help the intern with. It should be completed in about three months. Open an issue on mentored-projects with the subject “Outreachy project - project name“. Under the Type drop-down menu, select “Outreachy - Proposed Project” to get the application template. Please tag the issue “Outreachy“. Outreachy intern applications open February 12, 2018 for the upcoming round.

Past Outreachy interns with Fedora have worked on a variety of projects including but not limited to Fedora Hubs design, PatternFly web development and Kernel Tools.