2020 Design Apprenticeship - Surface Design (Color, Material, Graphics)

Boston | United States | Design

 Fitness builds strength, confidence and lifelong friendships.

It fights disease and depression. It transcends language, nationality and race.

Fitness is every tomorrow that ever made up its mind to be better  than the day it left behind. Be part of that tomorrow.


You are mobilizers who push us forward. Who challenge the status quo. The generation of ground-breakers, pace-makers and game changers. Your confidence breathes life into our brand and helps us to create unique experiences.  

We don’t have all the answers yet, that’s why we need you! Join us. Create the new.

NOTE: The application for a 2020 internship will close on January 15, 2020. We will not accept any late applications. You will receive confirmation that your applicationhas been received and we will communicate your status after the application closes on January 15. Thank you for your patience while we review your candidacy!


Design is more than a cool job with nice sketching and unbound creativity. It‘s also about the hard brainwork that goes into it. We know this from continual ideation and critiquing sessions. Because when it comes to designing products which are both game-changing and better-looking we always challenge the status quo. You also aim to co-create a future of sports which is both fitter and better-looking? Join our international design team for a paid 1-year-post graduate Design Apprenticeship and show us how you would design it.


12 months: July 2020 – July 2021


All apprentices will be paid hourly.


  • Day to day design projects in collaboration with Design team
  • Mentorship
  • Professional Development


Surface focused internships in: 

Creative Direction | Footwear Design | Color & Materials | Textile Innovation | Surface Design | Pattern Making | Lifestyle | Performance | Sustainability 


We accept recent graduates from international locations. All candidates are responsible for obtaining their own J-1 or F-1 OPT visa before the start of the program along with the costs associated with the visa.


  • Assist team in the design of new footwear concepts for the relevant season
  • Work with the design team to create design solutions 
  • Complete CAD revisions, color updates and technical packages
  • Gather relevant trend and consumer information for the product category
  • Research and creation of color and material stories
  • Creation of sketches for footwear concepts  


  • Passion for our brand and industry
  • Trend/ Industry/consumer insights
  • Strong sketching / rendering / technical drawing / tooling
  • Storytelling - Visual/Verbal Communication
  • Color & Material knowledge
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, CAD, 3D Design programs


  • Students and recent graduates (2019 & 2020 grad years)
  • Eligible to work in the US without restrictions.
  • Available to work full-time in Boston, Massachusetts for the duration of the program. (July 2020 – July 2021) 
  • Submit a portfolio of your design work


We’d like to get to know you beyond a traditional Cover Letter. Please attach a 1-page PDF document to communicate to us what makes you a CREATOR. You may use written communication, images, sketches, or any other means to communicate this as long as it is on 1 page and formatted as PDF. 

File must be under 5MB and attached in place of the Cover Letter.

Apply here

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.

The Facts

Jobtitle 2020 Design Apprenticeship - Surface Design (Color, Material, Graphics)
Team Design
Brand Reebok
City Boston
Location United States
Number 205770
Position Type Graduate
Date Nov-21, 2019
Relocation yes

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Through sport, we have the power to change lives

Fitness is at the center of everything we do. Through our Be More Human messaging, we are telling the world that living an active, fit lifestyle promotes self-confidence and reduces stress. We only have one body and we believe in taking care of it. Here at Reebok, we truly live this belief. Our on-site gym offers up to 30 classes a day as well as a variety of fitness equipment where you are sure to find something to suit you, whatever your preferences, needs or goals. Also, what better way to test out the new Reebok product than to wear it yourself? Our office boasts a range of healthy food and drink choices, stand-up desks and ergonomic seating sessions to help you stay at your best.

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