2021 US Summer Internship - Brand Design


adidas – Portland, OR


Tomorrow transcends fashion and redefines performance. Tomorrow is honest, innovative and timeless. Our design teams are constantly working to create the clothing and footwear that will transform tomorrow’s pitch, court or course. 


As designers we find design inspiration everywhere from a morning run to a subway stop on the other side of the world. More than mere sketching, the process of designing products is driven by emotion and form. We chase that breathtaking feeling of discovery that hits us every time we invent new shapes, materials and functions. 



  • Basic experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes) 

  • Ability to identify, analyze and propose design solutions to various consumer, technical and business audiences  

  • Basic experience in design environment (Footwear/ Apparel/ Accessories /Color & Materials or industrial design, fashion design or similar design related areas) 

  • Ability to conduct consumer research, trend mapping to drive the design process  



  • Proficient in Adobe Suite 

  • Solid skills in Word, Excel, Power Point etc. 

  • Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful visuals 

  • Knowledge of CAD/ 3D Design programs is helpful but not required 



  • Currently Enrolled in University. Anticipated graduation date is Winter 2021 or Spring 2022 

  • Eligible to work in the US without restrictions. 

  • Available to participate in our full-time internship program from end of May/June to August 2021 




We’d like to get to know you beyond a traditional Cover Letter. Please attach a 1-page PDF document to communicate to us what makes you a CREATOR. This is your chance to show us who you are and what makes you passionate about joining the Brand. You may use written communication, images, sketches, or any other means to communicate this as long as it is on 1 page and submitted in a PDF format.   The PDF file must be under 5MB and attached in place of the Cover Letter. 




The Internship Program includes the following elements to round out the work you do with your team on a day to day basis:  

  • Intern Orientation 

  • Speaker Series with business leadership 

  • Cross-Functional opportunity 

  • Social Activities 

  • Mentorship 



NOTE: The application for a 2021 internship will close on Sunday January 31, 2021. We will not accept any late applications. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received and we will communicate your status after the application closes on January 31. Thank you for your patience while we review your candidacy! 




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adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  2021 US Summer Internship - Brand Design

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Design
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  289708
Date:  Dec 28, 2020