Our UNCF Scholars Program offers students from underrepresented communities the opportunity to launch their career with a world-class internship experience and scholarship funding. We’ve been proudly partnering with UNCF to increase diversity in technology for more than 20 years. In that time, we’ve donated over $12M to our shared mission, and hired countless students who have gone on to become extraordinary leaders.
We offer two different types of programs for students who come from underrepresented communities in STEM: the Oracle UNCF Corporate Scholars Program and the Oracle Developer Scholars Program. Decide which one is best for you based on your career interests!
Work at the heart of our business in your chosen focus area. This program is for aspiring business and technology leaders who are studying fields related to computer science, marketing, HR, business, or maths.
Learn how to build groundbreaking technologies that can solve the world's most fascinating problems. This program is for technical students studying fields related to computer science, computer engineering, or software development.
Get exposure across the length and breadth of our business. Whether you’re an aspiring developer or future marketer, you’ll have the opportunity to make your mark on important projects that support your future career goals.
Learn from industry experts and inspirational leaders. On top of your project supervisor, you’ll be assigned a peer mentor—a recent graduate who knows what it’s like to be a newbie! Your mentors will help you thrive here.
Make friends for life! You’ll be paired with intern buddies who are in the same boat as you, and you’ll get the chance to come together for weekly social events like tech talks, networking events, volunteering, and happy hours.
Take the financial pressure off your education. Students that successfully complete their internship will be considered for a needs-based $10,000 scholarship fund for the following academic school year.
Dailyn is a rising senior at Jackson State University who joined our Corporate Scholars Program in summer 2020. She has a special interest is marketing, so she was thrilled to get so much hands-on experience in our Global Sales Enablement team.
"When people think of interns, there’s always this stereotypical idea of filing boring paperwork. That’s so not the case at Oracle! Here, they trust interns with important projects and responsibilities, which is ultimately why I chose this company," she explains. "I was really excited to be able to take the lead on a Content Management System project."
While collaboration was a big part of her experience, Dailyn found Oracle’s focus on individuality very refreshing. "I enjoyed the creativity aspect of my internship the most," she shares. "My faith is a vital part of who I am, and it adds an exciting dimension to my personality. So don’t change who you are to fit the mold. Be yourself and you will thrive!"
Kherington, a 2020 graduate from the University of Georgia, joined the Oracle Scholar Program as a software development intern. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in cognitive science, with his primary focus in computer science and psychology, Kherington plans to use his technical knowledge to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
"I live my life one day at a time," he explains, "while always attempting to push myself out of my comfort zone, because it’s difficult to grow when you’re comfortable—and it makes the growth process that much more valuable and interesting."
His major project this summer has been developing a new APEX web app that can serve as a one-stop-shop for Oracle's diversity and inclusion employee resource groups. "It's been such a fun challenge learning a whole new software to complete a project. Especially since it will have such a big impact on the diverse communities at Oracle, even following my internship."
Marissa is pursuing a degree in corporate communications with a minor in business at the University of Texas, Austin. She joined our PR team this summer as a corporate marketing intern.
Marissa was originally studying psychology but became inspired to change her major when she noticed a shift towards diversity in marketing campaigns. An active member of several organizations which focus on supporting underrepresented communities on campus, she became particularly interested in how she could help change the narrative within the technology realm; a field where people and women of color are notably underrepresented. This is what drew her to the Oracle Corporate Scholars Program.
“Oracle’s marketing team has truly given me a one-of-a-kind internship experience that has exceeded all of my expectations for what a virtual internship could be,” she enthuses. “I’ve learned so much already. I still have plenty of learning to do, but now I have a solid foundation and an amazing team to guide me.”