Internship - Footwear Product Development (x2) (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. 
Join our Footwear Product Development Teams:
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 offer various internships in the following Footwear Teams:

  • Product Development for Originals & Style
  • Product Development for Running

Your Tasks:

  • Assist the development team in daily business and administrative tasks e.g. calendar maintenance, data entry, preparation of presentations, building of material boards, maintenance of the fabric library, meeting/workshop facilitation and documentation etc.
  • Support the product development team with specific parts of the product development process such as style creation, organization of fittings, comment creation, costing and sample management (including testing), benchmark studies
  • Work closely with key partners such as factories, Liaison Offices, Marketing, Design, Advanced Concepts and Future 
  • Support the development team on current projects, MCS confirmation and own individual projects as assigned e.g. handling of small ranges

Your Profile:

  1. Student of Textile Engineering, Footwear Development, Clothing Technology, Garment Design/Technology, Material Science, Chemistry 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)
  5. Strong MS Office 365 skills (including SharePoint, TEAMS)
  6. Good textile technology skills; basic understanding of materials and costing
  7. Interest and passion for sustainability and adidas sustainability efforts
  8. Knowledge of graphic programs such as Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is beneficial
  9. Highly motivated team player who enjoys working in an international team
  10. Self-starter, Willingness to learn
  11. Attention to details

Key Facts:

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

Your Application:

  • Show us with your application (CV & motivation letter) who you are, why you want to join adidas and why this specific team
  • 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 - Footwear Product Development (x2) (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Product Development
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  301230
Date:  Feb 10, 2021