Although there is a lot of hypothetical work that interns do during their tenure at adidas, there's also the reality that they'll make products that are destined to be put on the market. "I think it is very likely that a design intern will touch a product that will go to market," Shearer said. "It is a good chance that they will work on and create a product from scratch. That’s one of the more exciting things for an intern—to see their product go all the way and hit the shop shelves."