An Intern’s Opportunity to “Be Involved”

The month of June is “Be Involved” month at Adobe. An opportunity for everyone, including University interns, to roll up their sleeves and serve our communities. Although community giving happens year round, Be Involved Month is a global effort across 17 Adobe sites where employees rally together to participate in more than 100 local volunteer events and community-building activities.

Breand and the Employee Communications team sorting food for Meals on Wheels

Brenda and the Employee Communications team sorting food for Meals on Wheels

Adobe interns had the opportunity to either volunteer with their teams or volunteer with other fellow interns. Brenda C. chose to volunteer with her Employee Communications team. Brenda, an Employee Communications intern, volunteered at the Food Basket, which is a part of the Health Trust Organization. The goal of the organization is to make Silicon Valley the healthiest region in the United States. Brenda and her team distributed 17,000 pounds of food for the organization’s “Meals on Wheels” program, which provides home-delivered meal services to people in need.

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Interns join forces to build playhouses for military families

“As an intern, it was a great way to get to know my colleagues away from their computers,” Brenda said. While Brenda’s back was a little soar the next day from lifting boxes, she feels it is important for every employee to give back to the community. In her opinion, even a little bit of time goes a long way.

While Brenda volunteered with her team, a group of fifteen interns from different departments in San Jose joined forces to support Blue Star Moms and Habitat for Humanity by building playhouses for military families. Joel B., a product manager for Digital Imaging, enjoyed decorating a playhouse for a little girl who said she liked Disney princesses and Batman. The team put their creative minds to work and gave her the best of both worlds in her playhouse. This made Joel realize that their service was benefiting real people and for him, it added a personal touch. Andrea W., a Platform Services Intern, relished the opportunity to volunteer. “The idea of Be Involved Month is fantastic,” Andrea said. “It’s refreshing to see a company encouraging all its employees to get involved in the community.”

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Intern creativity at work

Many interns enjoyed spending time together, getting to know other colleagues from different parts of the company, and most of all, contributing towards a worthwhile cause. Joel hopes interns will continue to be involved even without Adobe setting up these programs. “Everyone has to start somewhere and hopefully, Adobe’s Be Involved Month encourages employees to become more proactive in their own lives,” he said.

We invite you to learn more about Adobe’s CR efforts.

 

Comments

  1. vinita dayani

    A great effort to give back to society ! we at our college make these activities a regular feature with the student teams,nourishes a sense of caring.

  2. Vanie Konneh

    I am a recent graduate of Rowan University. Majored in Graphic Design and Art. As of now I am currently looking to be part of a team that can learn from, improve my skills to become a better person. And i think Adobe is that place. I have read and heard so much inspiring things about the company. That is why it will be an honor to become a part of the Adobe family.

    • Natalie Kessler (Adobe Life Editor)

      Vanie: We’re glad to hear that you’re considering a career with Adobe. All our opportunities are posted on our career site (www.adobe.com/careers). If you see a position that you’re interested in, we encourage you to submit an application. – Best Regards, Natalie

  3. Shao Pengfei

    I would like to apply for the internship rogram. As a second-year-postgraduate student major in Software Engineering, I have some basic knowledge on both software engineering and programming language.
    Adobe is the world famous software company, its products are worldwide and it is an ideal place for every programmer. I’ve been in H3C internship for one year, and I has accumulated a wealth of practical experience. But I who like challenges hope to have greater stage to show myself. I am really fond of that kind of life: to corporate with excellent workmates, to solve problems in a challenging circumstance and to enjoy the delightfulness of accomplishing tough tasks. I will really appreciate your kindness if you offer me such an opportunity to join the big family of Adobe.
    You can contact me any time at your convenience, looking forward to your reply and thank you for your consideration.
    Best Regards!

    • Natalie Kessler (Adobe Life Editor)

      Shao: We’re glad that you’re considering a career with Adobe. Our U.S. internship recruiting season is currently closed as our Interns are well into their summer internship program at Adobe. If you’re interested in pursuing an internship at other Adobe locations, I’d encourage you to visit our career site (www.adobe.com/careers) as opportunities are posted when they’re available. – Best, Natalie