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Dell Autism Hiring Program

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Empowering People

At Dell, we believe that everyone has unique strengths and skills to contribute in the workplace. We strive to create an environment that is inclusive and accessible for all. As neurodiversity is a broad category, we first set our sights on tapping autistic talent, rethinking the traditional interview process and removing barriers that may limit an individual from fully showcasing their true abilities and potential.

The Dell Autism Hiring Program was launched with the intent to provide career readiness training and possible full-time career opportunities for neurodivergent job seekers.

I have been working as a Software Quality Engineer at Dell  since September, and my work has been enjoyable and fulfilling. The people I work with every day are friendly and helpful, and I am learning new ways to contribute to my team every day. I’m really thankful for getting the opportunity to prove myself capable for this job, and I feel confident that I have an exciting future here at Dell Technologies!

A.J., former intern current Dell employee

Redesigning the Interview Process

The Autism Hiring Program is an opportunity to rethink the traditional interview process. Our process designed through our partnership with Neurodiversity in the Workplace, is intended to remove barriers that may limit an individual to fully showcase their true capabilities and potential.

Our Selection Process

Eligible candidates will be pre-screened to determine their interest, skill and experience for the opportunity. Qualified candidates will then be invited in for a two-week skills assessment.

  • Week One: Enterprise Workplace, Theory of Design Thinking, Project Prototype
  • Week Two: Final Project Introduction, Hiring Manager Interactions, Final Presentation.


Summer internships

Paid summer internships are available in, but are not limited to, the following job categories:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber-Security
  • Data Analytics
  • IT Audit / SOX Compliance
  • QE Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Supply Chain

From the moment I first met CJ, I knew he was gifted. We spent almost an hour talking about his journey in learning Python. By the end of the initial conversation, my head was spinning with ideas of how to put his incredible skill set to use on my team. When CJ first joined my team, he hit the ground running and quickly acclimated to the various development environments we have to work with.

My work with CJ has been one of the most fulfilling professional and personal experiences of my entire career. I am eternally grateful for this program, and I highly encourage anyone interested in this program to reach out for more information.

Dan, CJ's Manager

As co-chair for the True Ability Employee Resource Group, I am personally thrilled and extremely optimistic about the potential for our neurodiversity program. I have great confidence that this talent pipeline will help us differentiate and win in the marketplace because of the new ideas and diverse perspectives that will foster innovation and problem-solving.

This program is also central to our values of being an inclusive organization that appreciates diversity and wins together. With our inspired and willing leaders and teams, this is going to be a great success.

Patrick Poljan, Global Executive Sponsor of the True Ability ERG and SVP, Global Audit and Transformation

We are excited to see Dell broaden our talent initiatives to include this program focused on qualified neurodivergent individuals. It aligns with our efforts to ensure that we are tapping multiple talent pipelines to broaden our overall inclusion with our incoming hires.

Brent Amundson, True Ability Board Member and VP of Global Talent Acquisition

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