Internship - 3D Design Operations Footwear (m/f/d)

With sport playing an increasingly important role in more and more peoples’ lives, both on and off the field of play, we operate in a highly attractive industry. Based on our deep understanding of our consumer and the authenticity of the adidas brand, we push the boundaries of products, experiences, and services. We do so according to our strategy, which allows us to fully capitalize on the acceleration of favorable long-term structural trends.


‘Own the Game’ is our strategy that guides us through to 2025 – a plan rooted in sport. Sport is adidas’ past, present, and future.


Our purpose: Through sport, we have the power to change lives
Our mission: To be the best sports brand in the world 
Our attitude: Impossible is nothing 


An internship at adidas provides you with a unique opportunity to apply what you have learned at university, use your knowledge in practice and live your passion for sports.

Become a part of the 3D Footwear Design Operations team and help to shape the future of footwear design in the company. We work in an open and creative environment were every innovation and new idea is welcome. Supporting the creation of new digital tools, training and designing digital. As intern in our team you will be part of our collective journey to become a more environmental friendly company through digitalization. 


  • Partner with designers across the brand to support the implementation of end to end design process
  • Partner with designers to use new tool and process innovations within your business units, ultimately helping position our brand as a technology and thought leader in the creative realm
  • Assist in facilitating communication on innovative and complex technologies to inspire the BUs in the adoption of design methods and tools
  • Engage with creators across the organization to support adidas in being recognized as the creator brand
  • Support your design lead in identifying opportunities of improvement and change the end to end process
  • With your team and team lead, successfully support the implementation tools following the digital creation strategic goals, helping plan and deliver for designers
  • Support on empowering and engaging the creators in your team rolling out solutions with clarity, effectively on-boarding creative partners 
  • Support on organizing testing new technologies and processes helping provide fact-based feedback and requirements to IT


  1. Student of Industrial Design, Digital Design, Footwear Design, Fashion Design
  2. Enrolled as full-time student for the complete duration of the internship 
  3. Or in the so-called gap year between Bachelor and Master’s degree (gap year regulation only applicable to EU citizens due to working permit regulations)
  4. Enjoy communicating with the creative teams
  5. Basic knowledge in Modo, Rhino or comparable 3D applications, including creating 3D modeling of product and first knowledge of rendering/lighting setup, color and shading
  6. Advanced in sketching and drawing methods, in Adobe Suite
  7. Strong visual skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  9. Experience designing footwear product is a plus
  10. Experience in 3D Visualization or Design 
  11. Passion for adidas and it’s mission, sports, culture, design



  • Application Deadline: October 31st, 2021
  • Start Dates: March 1st, 2022, or March 15th, 2022
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach (near Nuremberg)


  • Submit your resume and, instead of a traditional cover letter, please submit your personal adidas 1-pager and show us your authentic self and what makes you passionate about joining the brand and this role. The only requirement is that the adidas 1-pager is submitted as a PDF. Inside of it, you can use any format such as print, visual, written, digital, a link, etc.
  • Please include your portfolio max. 5MB or a link to your online portfolio in your application!
  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered

Make your move to the World of Sports. 
Check out: www.herzo.adidas-group.com or http://bit.ly/adidas_GFTA 

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:  Internship - 3D Design Operations Footwear (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Design
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  364205
Date:  Sep 30, 2021