Announcing QEMU Google Summer of Code and Outreachy 2023 internships

23 Feb 2023

QEMU is participating in Google Summer of Code and Outreachy again this year! Google Summer of Code and Outreachy are open source internship programs that offer paid remote work opportunities for contributing to open source. Internships generally run May through August, so if you have time and want to experience open source development, read on to find out how you can apply.

Each intern is paired with one or more mentors, experienced QEMU contributors who support them during the internship. Code developed by the intern is submitted through the same open source development process that all QEMU contributions follow. This gives interns experience with contributing to open source software. Some interns then choose to pursue a career in open source software after completing their internship.

Find out if you are eligible

Information on who can apply is here for Google Summer of Code and here for Outreachy. Note that Outreachy initial applications ended on February 6th so only those who have been accepted into Outreachy can apply for QEMU Outreachy internships.

Select a project idea

Look through the the list of QEMU project ideas and see if there is something you are interested in working on. Once you have found a project idea you want to apply for, email the mentor for that project idea to ask any questions you may have and discuss the idea further.

Submit your application

You can apply for Google Summer of Code from March 20th to April 4th and apply for Outreachy from March 6th to April 3rd.

Good luck with your applications!

If you have questions about applying for QEMU GSoC or Outreachy, please email Stefan Hajnoczi or ask on the #qemu-gsoc IRC channel.