Internship - Sustainability Finance (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. 


Sustainability Finance is responsible for financial controlling and cost management across all Global Operations Sustainability activities and develops tailored key performance indicators through active project management. As a business partner we enable fact-based decision making, best practice sharing and continuous process improvement by creating transparency on the impact and dependencies of core cost and service drivers. We derive corresponding solutions through the application of state-of-the-art analytical tools and business expertise. 


  • Enable a fact-based decision-making process by creating transparency on financial KPIs 
  • Execute standardized reporting and ad-hoc analysis 
  • Support the team in ongoing projects (e.g. Circular Services) 



  1. Master / Bachelor Student of Business Administration, Economics with focus on Finance, Controlling 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. Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint) 
  6. Experience with data analytics and Microstrategy preferred 
  7. Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills with an open mindset 



  • 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.  



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 - Sustainability Finance (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  363508
Date:  Sep 30, 2021