CODE2040 Fellows Program Overview

CODE2040 brings high performing Black and Latino/a students together for a life-changing summer. Your summer will consist of a software development internship with a top tech company, individual mentoring, a speaker series, workshops, coaching, and more. Come meet executives at tech powerhouses like Google and Facebook, pick the brains of partners at top venture firms, and get mentored by founders and senior engineers, all while pushing code at a top Silicon Valley company. 

Why is CODE2040 important? Census projections show that people of color will collectively be the majority in the United States in the year 2040. Yet there is no indication that the substantial economic achievement gap is closing at the same rate. CODE2040 aims to make a direct impact on the gap by increasing the number of underrepresented minorities participating in and leading the high value, innovation economy.

Whether you are a student looking to become a CODE2040 Fellow, work for a company that wants to support the program, or want to recommend someone to get involved, we encourage you to explore our site to learn more and take action!

For Students

Applications for Summer 2015 are now open!

If you’re an awesome coder, an undergraduate or graduate at a US college or university returning to school in Fall 2015, and you're interested in a fast-paced internship at a top tech company, then our Fellows Program is just for you!


Applying for an internship can be daunting but not to worry, CODE2040 makes the process more manageable with our Applicant Playbook. Navigate the tech internship application process with tips, advice, tools on how to craft a standout application. Learn about producing outside coding projects, boosting your coding skills, perfecting your online profile, updating your resume, writing a strong cover letter, and nailing your interviews! 

The Playbook can be used to not only navigate the application process for our Fellows Program but for any tech internship. We are looking forward to your feedback on this alpha version of the Playbook so that we can make this resource even more useful in your application process.

Application Deadlines

Applications are open for the Summer of 2015. The final deadline is January 5, 2015, midnight PST.  Students who apply by the deadline will be given priority consideration for the Fellows Program. All applications submitted after the deadline are considered on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.  

Stay up-to-date and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for announcements about the application, new program developments and other opportunities from our partners and colleagues.

Have more questions? Please review the Fellows Progam FAQs.

For Companies

CODE2040 brings top performing Black and Latino/a computer science students together for a summer Fellows Program consisting of an internship with a top tech company plus mentorship, leadership coaching, and more.

Interested in hosting a CODE2040 intern at your company? Please get in touch with our team and they will respond to you as soon as possible with next steps.

Candidate Vetting

All CODE2040 candidates are students returning to school in the fall who have passed an extensive vetting process. By the time you meet a candidate they will have submitted a written application, passed a coding assessment, and impressed us on a phone interview. All of our Fellows are excellent programmers with different strengths and areas of interest. Host company partners also have the opportunity to further vet each candidate for technical and cultural fit.

Nature of the Internship

CODE2040 Fellows must have technical internships on technical teams working on mission-critical projects. CODE2040 Fellows should be able to clearly describe their role and their impact at the end of the summer and should be given the opportunity to push code. 

How to Become a Host Company

Contact us and we will be happy to follow up and answer any questions you may have. We are currently welcoming new host company partners - you are an integral part of how we achieve our mission, and we want to match you with stellar talent!

Recommend a student

CODE2040 appreciates all recommendations for the Fellows Program. Please review the Student section above for qualifications and submit your referrals to us.

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