Special-edition, Congolese-inspired TOMS Shoes
We're teaming up with Giving Partner Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making organization founded by Ben Affleck, on two Congolese-inspired designs with an additional give. Read More >>
TOMS x charity: water - An Eyewer collaboration
TOMS and charity: water, an organization founded in 2006 (like TOMS!) that’s dedicated to to helping bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, join forces for the first-ever TOMS Eyewear collab! Read More >>
Giving TOMS Shoes in the DRC
Founded by Ben Affleck in 2010, ECI is an advocacy and grant-making organization that works with and for the people of DRC, the third most populous country in Africa, and one that struggled under a cycle of violence for nearly 20 years – particularly in the east. Read More >>
The time has come, ladies and gentlemen, for our TOMS internship to come to a close. As we disperse in all different directions, I know we’ll take our memories from the summer – a fun, inspiring one, full of hard work and good times – with us.
Being an intern at TOMS is much more than fetching lattes and filing papers. Since we started here, we’ve been exposed to real interesting and meaningful work, which has shaped a unique experience for all of us.
As for me, I will walk away with experience that is unlike anything that preceded it. I’m from Memphis and go to school in Arkansas. Moving across the country, meeting a completely new group of people, and working in a realm that I never had before has tried me and made me a more flexible person, able to jump funny hurdles as they spring up…all in just 10 weeks in Southern California. But I knew I wasn’t alone in my learnings here, as each of us has a unique tale to tell, so I asked some of my fellow interns to share some things they learned during our time at TOMS HQ…We’ll start with Nick, as he has a magical way with words:
“Team work makes the dream work”- Nick, International Sales Intern
“TOMS is filled with compassionate, hardworking people and throughout this summer I have become a different person; changed for the better.”- Amy, Campus Programs Intern
“ The TOMS family has taught me invaluable lessons about working with passion, solving problems with a positive attitude and participating in a mutually supportive team. “ – Margo, Experiential Marketing Intern
“‘Good design gives back!’ This quote comes from Chip on the TOMS Production team, and it sums up my future direction perfectly.” – Beth Anna, Environmental Design Intern
Well guys, that’s that! I’ve enjoyed my time running the Intern blog. Lots of thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to look out for what is to come in the future!
Keep it Real,