2021 US Summer Internship - MBA Strategy


adidas – Portland, OR 



Adi Dassler once said, "You need good thinkers around you. Without them, you’ll go broke." We still take his advice seriously. Our strategy teams consist of original thinkers who help us reach goals, exceed them and then set new ones. 


Interesting, amazing and inspiring aren’t just buzzwords. They’re the everyday benchmarks we set in order to create exceptional business solutions that revolutionize the market. Our teams think beyond the status quo to focus on solutions that leave a lasting impact. We welcome like-minded problem-solvers and visionaries to join us. 




  • Run daily project manager routines (e.g. report creation, data analysis, communication & reporting, change management)  

  • Generate project documentation for analysis, process definition, project status updates, training and communication. Suggest improvement opportunities where applicable.  

  • Lead business case creation in partnership with the business owners and other key stakeholders   

  • Assist in planning and facilitation of cross-functional workshops to drive stakeholder alignment.   




  • Strong analytical skills and quantitative skills with ability to support assumptions of final analysis, share ideas and influence Senior Management by quantitative analysis or facts.    

  • Expertise and experience in promoting and applying continuous improvement (problem solving, process improvement) tools and services  

  • Advanced MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Teams, Excel) use Project Management tools (SmartSheet, ThinkCell).  

  • Knowledge in supply chain operations processes  

  • Proven record managing daily business and leading projects  

  • Ability to collaborate in a flexible work environment with confidence and creativity  




  • Currently Enrolled in MBA or Master’s related program. 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 - MBA Strategy

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Strategy
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  289788
Date:  Dec 29, 2020