Internship - Design Sports Style Footwear Originals Culture Collaborations & Partnerships (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.
In your role you will be assisting the Design team from conceptualization to production across a dynamic range of partnerships. As part of the team, you will be involved in delivering premium collections in collaboration with external luxury fashion partners. From Design all the way through to Comms and PR the team strives to deliver the best of adidas in partnership with brands that are at the forefront of fashion and culture. Not only will you apply all you’ve learnt from your BA/ MA to design; but also experience the cross-functional dynamic of adidas design in cooperation with marketing and development. 


  • Support the execution of the creative vision of collections for assigned collaborations
  • Develop creative solutions to individual products as well as maintaining a ‘collection’ approach to each range
  • Work with the creative process and execute towards given targets and defined design languages and strategies  
  • Support the execution of the design work according to the visual language of adidas as well as given Corporate Identity guidelines according to legal guidance
  • Verbally present product ideas and details with clarity in small groups and team meetings 
  • Support an efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing and development for all issues regarding the ranges and products  
  • Support product management and development in all issues regarding the realization of products and collections 


  1. Bachelors or Masters degree from a college or university, major Fashion 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 (Only applicable to EU citizens due to working permit regulations!) 
  4. Preferably a practical experience in a design environment 
  5. Knowledge of fashion product and fashion design/industrial product or industrial design  
  6. Good communication and presentation skills 
  7. High level of creativity 
  8. Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator) 
  9. Fluent in English (spoken and written) 
  10. Passion for adidas and it’s mission, for sports, culture, design 


  • 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 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: http://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 - Design Sports Style Footwear Originals Culture Collaborations & Partnerships (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Design
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  364202
Date:  Sep 30, 2021