Adobe interns on summer vacation

University interns choose to spend their summer working, but at Adobe when interns join the team, they are blessed with a week’s worth of vacation – paid! This is just one of the many perks offered to Adobe’s Summer interns. And, they surely made the best of it. Whether it’s time spent with family, traveling across the country or experiencing new things, Adobe’s week-long summer break means no emails, no phone calls and no work. Check out how these interns used their time off:

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Narissa V., Partner Marketing intern: “I spent my week-long break up in Alaska. I went camping in the mountains in Denali National Park and along the coast in Kenai Fjords National Park. I had an amazing time backpacking and hiking through absolutely beautiful landscapes and seeing lots of wildlife. In Denali, we saw Mt. McKinley and spotted moose, caribou, big horned sheep, and a grizzly bear with its cubs. In Kenai, we experienced breathtaking glaciers and spotted humpback whales, puffins, otters, seals, and dolphins. The most interesting part of my trip was the amount of sunlight. It was light almost 24 hours a day and that really threw my body off schedule. However, I absolutely LOVED it. Sun is a natural antidepressant and it was so pleasant to have so much of it!”

 

Adobe interns in South Lake Tahoe

Adobe interns in South Lake Tahoe

7 Adobe Interns (Tabish A., Experience Designer intern, David M., Creative Cloud Engineer intern), Corey Z., Experience Design intern, Jake S., Experience Designer intern), Kelly R., Field Marketing intern), Chris B., Social Product intern, and Kim C., Cloud Operations Developer intern): “We planned a three-day trip to Lake Tahoe. The journey started in San Francisco, where we then drove for five hours to South Lake Tahoe along beautiful landscape. Once we arrived, we went out to enjoy the freezing-cold lake. Though the water was cold, we still managed to have some fun. Early the next day, we went out for a 6-hour hike to see cascading waterfalls near Maggie’s Peak in South Lake Tahoe. On our last day, we went to Zephyr Cove where we kayaked for two hours and then drove back to San Francisco. Apart from all the activities, the best part of the trip was the time we spent at the condo, where everyone cooked meals together and got to know each other better.”

 

A photo Dennis took while exploring San Francisco

A photo Dennis took while exploring San Francisco

Dennis K., Creative Technologies Lab intern: “I explored much of what San Francisco has to offer over the break. I stumbled upon the USS Pampanito, a submarine that you can visit at Pier 45. I haven’t done the tour yet, but I will. One tour that I did take was walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, which I really enjoyed, having seen it so often on the TV. In addition to the popular tourist sights, I also ate my way through San Francisco from Hot Cookie on Castro Street to Little Star Pizza on Divisadero Street, where I had my first deep-dish pizza. After the Fourth of July fireworks, I got to dance the night away with electronic music at Kelly’s Tavern on Fillmore Street. Through the FunCheapSF site (thanks for the tip, Adobe!), I was also able to enjoy free comedy at the Dirty Trix Saloon; certainly not the worst way to spend a Saturday night. Finally, I explored the cute shops located in a building at Pier 1 and the Stonestown Galleria, a nice mall for clothing and perfumes. I greatly enjoyed my time off in order to explore the city that I have been living in for the summer.”

 

Dani on Jack Kerouac Alley

Dani on Jack Kerouac Alley

Dani A., Industry Analyst Relations intern: “In the 12th grade, I fell in love with the Beat Generation. I read everything from On the Road by Kerouac to Howl by Ginsberg. I fell hard and fast in love not only with the literature out of this period, but also its history. I swore to myself that one day I would go to San Francisco and visit the City Lights Bookstore and Jack Kerouac Alley in San Francisco. Almost 4 years later and over this break, I finally made my pilgrimage to these sites. I went with my boyfriend who probably thinks I am near insane given my hysterical and joyful reaction of seeing a bookstore and alleyway. I can’t describe how it felt to be in places that house so much history, but I can say it was an experience I will cherish for years to come.”

 

Manuel Volunteered for Relay for Life

Manuel volunteered for  Relay for Life

Manuel R., Adobe.com Usability intern: “Over the  break, I helped register participants into my local community’s Relay for Life. I was heavily involved in the event’s planning during high school, so it was nice to be able to offer some assistance on the day of the event to the current organizers. For 24 hours, I cheered on cancer survivors, trained new volunteers and caught up with high school classmates. My hometown raised more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.”