Internship - Creative Direction Material Design (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. 


As an intern you will be directly involved in the complete product development process from design and initial prototyping to final release. Be a full and responsible member of the team and support us to become better every day!


We are managing the material design process as part of the product creation team. This includes all stages: ideation, insights, material research, and design. We drive sustainability as part of the adidas material strategy.



  • Assist the material design team in daily business such as developing new material with our suppliers, researching on new and existing material technologies, preparing of material presentations, but as well with administrative tasks like creating material boards, maintaining the fabric library, etc.
  • Support the design team on current projects and own individual projects as assigned e.g. handling of small projects 
  • Support innovation projects and initiatives around sustainable materials



  1. Student of Material Design, Textile/Clothing, Fine Arts or Material Engineering/Technology or comparable programs
  2. Enrolled as fulltime student for the complete duration of the internship 
  3. Or in the so-called gap year between Bachelor and Master’s degree (Gay year regulation only applicable to EU citizens due to working permit regulations)
  4. Fluent English language skills (written & spoken)
  5. Strong knowledge of graphic programs such as Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  6. Good MS Office skills
  7. First experience in 3D programs such as Clo3D, Substance, Rhino, Blender, Grasshopper, Houdini or Modo is a plus
  8. Good textile technology skills; basic understanding of materials and costing
  9. Highly motivated team player who enjoys working in an international team
  10. Attention to detail



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



  • Show us with your application (CV & motivation letter) who you are, why you want to join adidas and why this specific team
  • 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   


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 - Creative Direction Material Design (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Design
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  301289
Date:  Feb 12, 2021