Internship - Global Operations Strategy & Programs (Sustainability & Product Creation) (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.


Join the Global Operations Strategy and Programs teams:
Global Operations Strategy and Programs drives strategic initiatives that are key to make adidas the best sports brand in the world. Our team is composed of a broad range of expertise, covering Product Creation & Engineering, Project Management, Strategy Consulting, Information Technology and Sustainability. In close collaboration with various stakeholders across the company, we focus on bringing our processes closer to the consumer, making it more agile, sustainable and future-proof for the digital age.


We offer one opportunity respectively in the two following Strategy & Programs sub teams:

  • Sustainability - S&P Sustainability drives strategic sustainability-focused programs and initiatives in the adidas organization. Focus topics relate to decarbonization, product and material innovation as well as circularity. The Herzogenaurach-based team consists of project managers facilitating cross-functional collaboration, communication and strategic alignment across the organization.
  • Product Creation - S&P Product Creation delivers strategic initiatives and projects around the creation process of all adidas products. The team, located in Herzogenaurach, is composed of project managers, product owners and process experts with diversified project management & business backgrounds, leading all project phases and acting as thought partners to the Product Operations leadership team.



  • Support the execution of strategic projects in adidas Global Operations (GOPS) area
  • Project management tasks such as leading individual work packages
  • Support analysis & presentations to define project direction
  • Facilitate meetings and actively contribute innovative ideas
  • Help drive change management and transformation programs into the larger organization
  • Support the Strategy Office in daily business operations



  1. Student of Business, Product Engineering, Business Informatics, Digital, Sustainability or Environmental Management or related, with interest in strategic projects
  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. Excellent organization and communication skills
  5. Strong English skills required
  6. Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications (especially PowerPoint and Excel)
  7. First working experience (preferably in project management, process improvement or consulting) is a plus
  8. Curious about adidas product creation processes and sustainability
  9. Passion for sports
  10. Team player



  • 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 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 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 - Global Operations Strategy & Programs (Sustainability & Product Creation) (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Strategy
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  363728
Date:  Sep 30, 2021