I am Ana Sofia Trigo, an intern in the Innovation & Sustainability 3-month programme. I work in the Data Footprint team, Global Informatics, and the objective of my project is to reduce the carbon footprint of data centres. I study Chemical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. In August 2020 I had the opportunity of joining the European Solidarity Corps in a volunteering project in Vienna. I was able to help people with disabilities integrate into society while working as a gardener/painter. This year I was very happy when I received the call from my recruiter saying I got the internship at Roche. Working in a big company in which I can be part of meaningful projects is a lifetime ambition of mine.
Compared to my experience at university, science at Roche is more exciting. I also feel that my work is more appreciated. At university, our projects are often forgotten. At Roche, our projects can change the world – or at least make a small difference. People are much more motivated at Roche. My colleagues here (we are 15 in my programme) are all hard-working and smart people. It is a pleasure to be part of a company that attracts such talent.
The Innovation & Sustainability (I&S) Programme helps me to develop because I am able to work on a project that has an impact on the world. I also exchange information with my colleagues and we can sometimes help each other. I gained deep knowledge in sustainability/ innovation topics thanks to this.
To people who are interested in the I&S programme I would recommend to apply and truly show your passion for sustainability in the interviews. Also, do some research on what Roche is about.