QEMU is applying to Google Summer of Code and Outreachy 2021

17 Feb 2021 — by Stefan Hajnoczi

QEMU is applying to Google Summer of Code 2021 and is participating in Outreachy May-August 2021. Both of these open source internship programs offer remote work opportunities for new developers wishing to get involved in our community.

Interns work with mentors who support them in their project. The code developed during the project is submitted via the same open source development process that all QEMU code follows. This gives interns experience with contributing to open source software.

QEMU’s mentors are experienced contributors who enjoy working with talented individuals who are getting started in open source. You can find a list of project ideas that mentors are proposing here.


Initial applications are open until February 22nd at 16:00 UTC. Outreachy’s goal is to increase diversity in open source and is open to anyone who faces under-representation, systemic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country.

You can learn more about Outreachy May-August and how to apply at the Outreachy website.

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code (GSOC) is a 10-week internship for students. Applications are open from March 29th to April 13th. You can find the details of how to apply at the Google Summer of Code website.

Google will announced accepted organizations on March 9th. QEMU is applying and we hope to mentors GSoC interns again this year!

Please review the eligibility criteria for GSoC before applying.