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Uber Career Prep: Software Engineering Fellowship Program

Uber Career Prep (UCP) is an unpaid, 6-month fellowship for undergraduate engineering students that brings transparency and raises visibility around the necessary steps to embark on a STEM career to traditionally underrepresented groups in tech.

Regardless of your gender, race, religion, abilities, or sexual orientation, we champion your right to learn and succeed without fear. Let's move the world forward, together.

Program Overview

5 Workshops

Hosted by Uber staff and will cover both soft and technical skills including: engineering competencies, communications, negotiations, and technical instructions.


Get 1x1 mentorship from an Uber Software Engineer who will help you through goal setting, technical clarification, and homework and mock interview feedback.

Mock Interviews

Technical mock interviews and live feedback from Uber Software Engineers are included as part of each workshop.


Assignments are based on technical instructions from each workshop and will help prepare you for your internship interviews.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All qualified applicants without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disabilities in their 1st or 2nd year of undergraduate university.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Uber Career Prep's mission to raise transparency around the steps necessary for embarking on a stem career for traditionally underrepresented groups in tech.

  • Current undergraduate students attending a 4-year university with a concentration or major in Computer Science or another closely related field graduating in 2026 or 2027. Community College transfer students are welcome to apply who will start a 4-year program by Fall 2024.

  • Study in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, or Mexico at an accredited university and/or eligible for permanent work in one of Uber’s engineering hub locations.

Alumni Spotlight

Meet Tenzin

This is Tenzin, a full-time Uber Software Engineer who got his start at Uber through Career Prep. Together, Tenzin and Uber are moving the world forward.


Uber Engineering was first to say yes to Nouru

While attending community college, Nouru Muneza received what felt like his 200th rejection email for an engineering internship. He was living in a hacker house at the time—far away from his childhood home in Rwanda. In 2018, Nouru attended a career fair in San Francisco where he met a Recruiter from Career Prep and began a 3 year journey to becoming an Uber Software Engineer.

Our history. Your future.

In 2017, The Hidden Genius Project partnered with Uber to launch Uber Career Prep, a first-of-its-kind career prep program for college engineering students. The goal was to develop a scalable approach for mentoring and preparing young men of color to thrive in technology careers. With the guidance of Uber engineers, the program provided aspiring computer science majors the opportunity to learn in-person at Uber HQ, technical interview skills, communication, self-marketing skills, and insights into how top engineers succeed. In 2018, 16 Black male college students from around the nation joined the inaugural cohort and completed the program.

Uber Career Prep now hosts cohorts of 50 Fellows virtually, from all over the world, and is open to students regardless of their gender, race, religion, abilities, or sexual orientation.