Apple this year will be platinum sponsor of Code2040’s fellowship program geared toward increasing diversity in the tech industry, the company shared with Buzzfeed. Through its sponsorship, Apple will hire 10 of the fellowship program’s 80 students as paid interns working at the company’s Cupertino headquarters.
Denise Young Smith, Apple’s VP of Worldwide Human Resources, said the partnership with Code2040 will offer new opportunities to young Latino/as and African-Americans:
“We’re excited to be working with CODE2040 toward our shared goal of more opportunities in tech for young Latino/as and African-Americans. We want every young person to have the opportunity to get the job of their dreams, and we want our teams at Apple to be as diverse as the customers that buy our products.”