Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of innovation. That's why Oracle is committed to advancing computing education globally and providing internships and scholarships to help increase diverse representation of underrepresented communities in technology fields.
The Oracle UNCF Corporate Scholars Program (OSCP) and the new Oracle Developer Scholars Program (ODSP) are just two of the ways we provide internships and scholarships to help underrepresented students propel their careers.
“At Oracle, we could not be more proud of our partnership with UNCF, which spans more than 20 years. During that period of time, we’ve donated over $12M, sponsored countless interns, hired many students, and supported UNCF’s commitment to improving the educational outcomes of minority students,” says Traci Wade, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
“We’re thrilled to launch our new developers program that will help enable more women and underrepresented minority talent further their technology careers through scholarship funding and internship experience with our Product Development group,” she says.
Helping talent flourish
In addition to scholarship funding, recipients receive summer internships at Oracle’s headquarters working across business areas on high-impact projects that align with their professional goals.
For UNCF Intern Jalyn Hayes, this meant a chance to work directly with the Corporate Marketing Team while advancing her interest in graphic design; whereas Jay Little applied his Computer Science expertise and passion for user interface working with our Product Development team. Through our expanded programs, we’re investing in even more opportunities in our Product Development group to help further gender and ethnic diversity in technology.
Regardless of the team, all summer interns can expect to experience Oracle’s culture of support, learning and growth —and some may be lucky enough to meet Oracle CEO Safra Catz, as Jay experienced!
Receiving the right kind of help at the right time can be pivotal for developing careers, and we’re honored to play a role in this. The positive impact OCSP made on one young life stood out in a recent note. “Our son received this opportunity at a most crucial time when options were few,” say an intern’s parents. “Our son has thrived at Oracle and worked under amazing and great individuals who have given awesome support. The Oracle name now means so much more than a brand to us. The UNCF has made a difference for our family to get our son through to this point,” they add.
Our relationship with UNCF has always been about improving the educational outcomes of underrepresented students and advancing careers—but we are always keen on hiring former interns to help further the diversity of our own workforce.
Many Oracle employees got their own start as a UNCF Intern, including Rachel Horsey, Oracle Sales Operations Analyst. “My experience through the Oracle Corporate Scholars Program provided me with the technical skills, as well as a supportive network, to begin my Oracle career and advance its growth for the four years I’ve been here,” she says. Rachel adds, “Also, the company and team culture were major components in me returning after my internship.”
We are currently accepting applications for both programs. If you’re looking to take advance of these career-changing opportunities, please visit the application pages to see full eligibility and application details.