Last year, amidst the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adobe made the decision to host our first ever virtual internship program. While many companies cancelled or scaled back their 2020 university programs, we welcomed more than 700 interns virtually. It was a great undertaking—equal parts challenging and exciting—and we were proud to end our 2020 internship season with an NPS score of more than 88 percent.
Our university season is a time where students get to experience all the innovation that Adobe has to offer. Students get to work across our business—creating impact on a variety of our products and teams, such as for Adobe XD, Adobe Spark, Adobe Research, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Acrobat, and more. So, as we approach the start of our intern season again, we did something we never imagined we would be doing last year—we are welcoming our largest university cohort ever to Adobe and continuing to keep our internship completely virtual for 2021. This year, we are welcoming more than 1,000 interns globally!
Here’s what we learned last year, and how we are continuing to create a meaningful virtual internship.
Welcome students from all over the world
One of our biggest takeaways from hosting a virtual internship is that it allowed us to cast a wider net when we began our recruiting season. We quickly learned that top students come from all over the world, with each of them bringing their unique perspectives and ideas. This year we’re seeing students join us from more than 300 different universities globally. Aligned to our #AdobeForAll vision, our philosophy is to hire ‘top students’ based on their skills and capabilities, rather than focusing on ‘top schools.’ We understand that to be more creative, innovative, and successful, you need people from all walks of life on your team.