Internship - Design Sports Performance Apparel BU Outdoor (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. 

2006 the brand decided to move the outdoor department from Portland to Herzogenaurach. We had the opportunity to grow our outdoor range offer from HIKING – WATER – TRAILRUNNING to a very wide offer of footwear and technical apparel for outdoor- and mountain activities, including apparel collection for snow sports. Our team is designing all adidas-TERREX and adidas-5.10 products.



  • Support teams on day to day tasks
  • Research on trends, colours and materials
  • Support with creation of seasonal design ideas and concepts
  • Design assistance for snow activities collections
  • Assisting with preparation of Tech Packs
  • Preparing/building presentations
  • Creation of colour CAD's
  • Uploading data into the internal software system
  • Assist and observe the entire design phase from concept creation of final product



  • Student of Apparel; Performance or Fashion Design
  • 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 applies to EU citizens due to working permit regulations!)
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop programs preferably on a Mac environment
  • Good sketching and renderings skills to communicate concepts and ideas; sampling and prototyping skills appreciated 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with cross-functional teams and handle multiple tasks
  • Previous Design experience is a plus
  • Interest in Technical Apparel Design is a plus



  • 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 - Design Sports Performance Apparel BU Outdoor (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Design
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  301349
Date:  Feb 12, 2021