Helping high-potential talent thrive in tech careers.

As part of our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, the Adobe Digital Academy offers nontraditional candidates the education and experience they need to launch successful careers in user experience (UX) design, AI, data science and web development. We work closely with local nonprofits to source candidates, education partners to train candidates and our engineering teams to grow candidates’ careers. The programme emphasize mentorship, having a growth mindset and fostering a sense of belonging.


The Adobe Digital Academy is a two-part programme based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Salt Lake City area and Austin, Texas.


News & Notes

Applicants and nonprofits: The next round of applications opens 1 September, with applications due 20 November. Apply directly through our education partner. Education training will start late January 2020, with the potential for an apprenticeship in May 2020.


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Part 1: Immersive training with exceptional partners

Adobe Digital Academy scholarships provide students with UX design or web development training through trusted education partners. These partners provide ongoing feedback on student performance and they help inform the apprentice placement process. Throughout the programme, we focus heavily on providing community support and teaching growth mindset principles — both of which we’ve found crucial for student success.

Boosting careers

Austin and San Francisco Bay Area

General Assembly

This pioneer in education and career transformation offers our students training in user experience design and web development. The 10-week user experience course provides an introduction to UX with a focus on information architecture. The 12-week web development course includes training in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Node and SQL.

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Salt Lake City Area

V School


V School changes lives through career-focused technical education. In the immersive web development course, students learn computer science fundamentals, full-stack Javacript and hands-on industry best practices. Graduates join our vibrant international community and launch successful careers as software engineers.

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Part 2: Technical apprenticeships with our engineering and design teams

Depending on feedback from our education partners, Adobe Digital Academy students are eligible to be considered for a three-month apprenticeship programme with a team at Adobe. They get hands-on job experience, ongoing feedback, mentorship and peer support. High performers have the opportunity to be hired full-time. Developing a growth mindset and fostering a sense of community are fundamental to the programme.

Boosting careers

“You learn so much in a short amount of time at the development boot camp and then once you’re at Adobe you realise there is so much more to learn. There is a really good support system for learning new technologies and the team trusts me to experiment and explore.”

— Adriana Villagran
Former Digital Academy apprentice, now full-time Adobe software engineer


“As product managers, we’re always trying to develop a really strong sense of empathy for and understanding of the customers who experience our software. That’s why it’s essential to have multiple, diverse perspectives on our team.”

— Mark Nichoson
Digital Academy hiring manager & Principal Product Manager
Digital Imaging


Ready to apply?

The next round of applications opens 1 September, with applications due 20 November.

Apply directly through our education partners.