Internship - Advanced Creation Testing - Laboratory Excellence/Standards & Compliance (m/f/d)

Are you #heretocreate the future of sport with us? Are you ready to put the books aside and get hands-on experiences? Here is your chance to join the best sports brand in the world.


adidas is a truly global company with its roots in Germany. Around the world we employ over 57,000 people. Employees from about 100 nations are working at our global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany – the ‘World of Sports’. Every year we produce over 900 million sports and sports lifestyle products and we believe that through sports we have the power to change lives.


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.


Join the Advanced Creation Testing – Laboratory Excellence/Standards & Compliance Team:
In order to ensure the highest quality off all adidas products (footwear, apparel, A&G) our teams give recommendations for material, component and product development based on physical tests. Furthermore, research and permanent development of our testing methods and engineering of machines - according to current needs and industrial standards - is part of our daily work. The Standards and Compliance team is responsible for the maintenance of all testing standards across the organization, i.e. cross divisionally and cross brands.

Your Tasks:

  • Support testing team in organizing and executing physical material, component and finished good tests
  • Lead at least one assigned project
    • Possible Project 1 – Heat Friction for Apparel/FW
    • Possible Project 2 – Sheerness testing – Apparel
    • Possible Project3 –
      • Martindale Pilling correlation test to China standard – Apparel
      • Martindale replace sandpaper by a more comparable medium FW&G
  • Evaluate and analyze testing results by using statistical methods
  • Write scientific reports, summaries and presentations
  • Manage sample process from preparation to storage
  • Get in contact with our business partners in order to get support for projects and improve your knowledge about materials and product creation process
  • Ensure that test machines work properly according to testing procedures and machine manuals


Your Profile:

  1. Student of Textile, Clothing Technologies, Sport Science, Engineering or similar
  2. Enrolled as fulltime student for the complete duration of the internship or in the so-called gap year between Bachelor and Master’s degree (Only applicable to EU citizens due to working permit regulations!)
  3. Fluent English language skills (written & spoken), ideally German language skills
  4. Strong MS Office skills
  5. Good mathematical and physical understanding
  6. Interest in sports
  7. Self-starter, Willingness to learn, can show own initiative
  8. High attention to detail
  9. Works well independently and in a team


Key Facts:

  • Application Deadline: March 15th, 2020
  • Start Dates: September 1st, 2020 or September 15th, 2020
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach near Nuremberg


Your application:

  • Show us with your application (CV & motivation letter) who you are, why you want to join adidas and why this specific team
  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered



Check out: http://www.herzo.adidas-group.com/ and 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 - Advanced Creation Testing - Laboratory Excellence/Standards & Compliance (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Product Development
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  225969