Internship - Corporate Internal Audit (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. 


This position offers learning, development, and creation opportunities in an international environment within a multi-cultural, sports enthusiastic team that values inclusion and diversity. The team embraces change and innovation to support the company mission to be the best sports company in the world.   

You’ll be fully embedded team member in the end-to-end audit lifecycle - Planning, Fieldwork, Completion, Reporting, and Recommendation Follow-up. You’ll get a chance to perform audit tests to verify effectiveness of internal controls, identify risks and issues in business processes, communicate findings to stakeholders both verbally and in writing via various formal, informal meetings and audit reports.   

You’ll learn our internal audit methodology, risk assessment techniques, root cause analysis and enhance your communication, and critical thinking skills throughout your time with us. Experience audit, get a glimpse into adidas’ business, and see if internal audit is a profession for you!  


  • Support scoping with audits through stakeholder interviews and research  
  • Communicate with audit stakeholders to understand different business processes  
  • Perform audit tests on business processes to identify risks  
  • Conclude on audit tests performed to rate effectiveness of existing processes and controls  
  • Identify issues and suggest remediating actions for audit report  
  • Support follow-up on remediating actions   
  • Seek guidance from the audit team and take on learning opportunities  



  1. Master / Bachelor Student of Business Administration, Accounting, Controlling, Finance, Management, International Business or similar  
  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. Fluent English language skills (written & spoken), German is a benefit 
  5. Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint) 
  6. Interest in internal audit, business consulting, risk management and data analytics  
  7. Curious, pro-active, and interested in learning   



  • 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.  



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 - Corporate Internal Audit (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Audit
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  363628
Date:  Sep 30, 2021