Internship - Global Operations Sustainability (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 Sustainability Team:
The Sustainability team oversees and coordinates the adidas sustainability strategy and all its related programs. The team works cross-functionally with various teams across the company (from design to reporting) and is also responsible for identifying trends and opportunities around sustainability topics. 


  • Support the sustainability team on day-to-day tasks
  • Conduct research on a wide range of strategic sustainability topics, summarize and present the results to the team
  • Conduct Industry and consumer research, benchmarking and analytics of industry best practices
  • Support the completion of sustainability related questionnaires and assessments
  • Conduct Life Cycle Assessment research/reading and analysis
  • Support with sustainability-related material and manufacturing research
  • Assist the sustainability team to achieve daily and strategic sustainability objectives



  1. Student of Environmental Science, Sustainability or combination
  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 in English, ideally German language skills
  5. Strong MS Office skills
  6. Strong communication skills
  7. Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  8. Life cycle assessment experience is a plus
  9. Former education or experience in environmental area and/or sustainability is a plus
  10. Ability to clearly and concisely summarize data
  11. Technical background in product creation is beneficial



  • 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 Sustainability (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Global Operations
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  363748
Date:  Sep 30, 2021