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Are you a developer from the LGBTQI+ community?

Here's your chance to up-skill while working in a safe environment right amongst us, ThoughtWorkers!


Interning with Pride is a ThoughtWorks program that helps recently graduated techies like you, who are from the LGBTQI+ community, enhance your technical skills through live industry experience.


The internship, spread over 5 months, helps sharpen your programming skills with hands-on sessions on object-oriented programming practices. It also provides you with exposure to both, agile practices and the latest industry trends.


The first batch of 4 interns who worked out of ThoughtWorks' Hyderabad office, successfully completed their internship in October 2018 and have now joined us as full-time employees.


'Interning With Pride' helped hone my technical and communication skills amidst open conversations. The intensive training program was also set in an environment that encouraged the discussion of LGBTQI+ history, culture and issues. This experience affirmed our belief in the power of LGBTQI+ allies.
Karthik D'Interning with Pride' Intern, 2018

Why are we doing this?


At ThoughtWorks, we believe that diversity of thoughts, perspectives, ideas and solutions enhances innovation. And, innovation breeds business success. Diversity also enhances our ability to adapt to the needs of our customers in this fast-changing environment. The Interning with Pride program is part of ThoughtWorks’ efforts to make the company and the tech industry more inclusive and reflective of the society we all live in.

This internship program has helped us engineer a more aware and inclusive workplace than we had before. At every step of the project, we were intentional about ensuring that the interns felt safe and comfortable. And today, we’re extremely proud to have such passionate and inquisitive technologists join us as full time employees.
Archana Chillala & Srujan KumarProgram Anchors, Interning with Pride

FAQs:

Q) I am not yet open to the public about my identity. I'm apprehensive about applying. What should I do?

A) We understand the challenges faced by the LGBTQI+ community. At ThoughtWorks, we respect your choice to remain discreet to the outside world and promise to be accommodative.


Q) Who will be aware of my identity?

A) Working with a large group of technologists in the office, as a part of an exclusive internship program means that ThoughtWorkers will be aware of your identity. Which is also why we will be running sensitization and awareness sessions for ThoughtWorkers, before we kickoff this internship program.


Q) Can you share some Inclusivity stories from ThoughtWorks?

A) At ThoughtWorks, we are passionate about the fight for equality and non-discrimination. Read through the Inclusivity journeys of ThoughtWorkers ShivaDr J and Nayana.


Q) I want to know more about the program. Whom do I contact?

A) You can write to us at dni-hyd@thoughtworks.com.


You can find the detailed list of FAQs here.