Internship - Design Sports Performance Footwear BU Running (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. 


Come and join the design team at adidas running that creates some of the most innovative footwear products in the industry. Let it be the world record breaking adizero adios pro, the legacy of Ultraboost , the everyday running shoe Supernova, or the next new innovative running shoe that you only dare to imagine. You can become part of our collective journey to change people `s live through running.



  • Support team in day to day tasks
  • Assist the design team in the design of new footwear concepts for the relevant season
  • Work with the design team to create design solutions of adidas sport performance footwear
  • Complete CAD revisions, color updates and technical packages
  • Gather relevant trend and consumer information for the product category
  • Research on trends, colors and materials
  • Creation of color and material stories
  • Defining materials for footwear
  • Creation of sketches for footwear concepts
  • Assist and observe the entire design phase from concept creation of final product


  1. Student of Footwear Design or Sport Performance Design
  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 in English, ideally German language skills
  5. Fluent in Illustrator and Photoshop programs preferably on a Mac environment
  6. Good sketching and renderings skills to communicate concepts and ideas
  7. Ability to work in a fast paced environment with cross-functional teams and handle multiple tasks
  8. Previous Design experience 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 Footwear BU Running (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Design
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  301308
Date:  Feb 12, 2021