Internship - Apparel Material Innovation & Sustainability (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.


Join the Apparel Material Innovation & Sustainability Team:
We offer you a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of adidas apparel materials innovation & sustainability projects.

Our focus is on research and validation for new materials and material finishes, processes and systems in terms of sustainability, cost & effectiveness.

We provide insight in the collaboration with the material development community and other cross-functional teams.


  • Support execution of cross-functional global projects within our organization
  • Project management tasks such as leading individual work streams / packages
  • Support analysis and presentations to define project direction
  • Support development of processes, structures and frameworks that support the implementation of smart solutions to improve the status quo



  1. Student of Textile Engineering, Textile Management, Textile Technology or similar (with chemical interest)
  2. Alternative: Chemical background with basic understanding of textiles
  3. Enrolled as full-time student for the complete duration of the internship
  4. 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)
  5. Fluent English language skills (written & spoken)
  6. Strong MS Office skills
  7. Analytical skills, Statistic program knowledge beneficial
  8. Technical and chemical understanding
  9. Strong interest in Sustainability & Recycling
  10. Work experience in textile lab beneficial
  11. Experience with IT systems beneficial



  • 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 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 - Apparel Material Innovation & Sustainability (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  363708
Date:  Sep 30, 2021