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After one match the next round is already waiting. That‘s how champions are born, always eager for a new challenge. Thus we invite you to test your strengths, broaden your skills and most likely pursue your passion for sports and lifestyle by co-creating the future within an internship at one of our locations worldwide. But we also want to learn from your external view of the world and your individualized input. If this ‘quid pro quo’ sounds like a win, we look forward to hearing from you.

Students currently enrolled in a fulltime academic program are welcome to join one of our internship programs at the adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach and Portland or Reebok in Boston and many other adidas locations around the world. No matter where you are coming from.

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adidas, Herzogenaurach, Germany

Join thousands of others from around the world who have come to the adidas global headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany for the professional and personal opportunity of a lifetime. If you’re excited to have a game-changing career, we’re excited to welcome you to our world of sports. Whatever your talent is, apply for your favorite departments out of 11 possible functional areas and work independently as well as with great colleagues. Internship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, or MBA program.

Any questions left? Let us know by sending an E-mail to internship@adidas-Group.com (For Germany only)

15 facts about Internships at our Headquarters

*Any questions left? Let us know by sending an E-mail to internship@adidas-group.com (For Germany only)

  1. What qualifications do I need?

    For an internship at our adidas Headquarters you must be a student who is actively enrolled in a University or University of Applied Science for the duration of the internship. Besides being actively enrolled at a University, you should have international or intercultural experience, local language skills, and very good English skills. Also, analytical and logical thinking as well as involvement in extracurricular activities and being consumer-obsessed are required.

  2. HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN internship?

    We always recruit around 6 months in advance of the start dates, which are March & September. The recruitment window is always open for a limited period of time and the exact time frame will be communicated on our social media channels.

    Applications are only possible via the career portal. Applications send by e-mail or post cannot be considered. For the application you need your CV and motivation letter tailored to the role you apply for. To us it is important to get to know you better, therefore feel free to get creative in your application. Please apply in the same language as the job posting.

  3. Are internships available for foreign students?

    Absolutely. In Germany, we have many interns from all over the world. However, you must be enrolled as a student for the whole period of the internship in order to obtain a work permit. We will be happy to support you in this process with the paperwork; however, we do not cover the relocation- or visa fees. Our corporate language is English, but in some departments within our Germany locations, German skills are required.

  4. Is it possible to intern in my Gap year?

    Sure. If you decide to complete an internship between finishing your Bachelor's degree and starting your Masters, this is possible without student status. Please provide information in your application about your planned Master studies and the University or University of Applied Science at which you plan to complete your studies. However, this regulation only applies to EU citizens, due to work permit regulations in Germany.

  5. How important is my grade average?

    Grades alone are not the decisive criterion when it comes to taking on interns. Moreover, the overall profile is important to us. We would also like to learn what do you do outside school (e.g. work placements, part-time jobs, social engagement, membership in associations, sports, etc.). So don‘t forget to let us know.

  6. Where do internships take place?

    Internship opportunities are one of our most prolific student programs worldwide. Most of them are in our German headquarter in Herzogenaurach. Besides, there are openings in locations throughout the world and in almost all disciplines. Please note that you must arrange and pay for your own accommodation. However, as soon as you receive the internship offer and accept it, we will send you a list of suggested accommodations in the area. This should help you to find a place quickly. Want to learn more about Herzo? To get a first glimpse please visit http://www.herzo.adidas-group.com/.

  7. How many interns are hired each year?

    The number of interns varies each year based on business needs.

  8. Are the internships limited to one department?

    Yes, they are. You will stay with the department based on your contract, there is no rotational aspect. However, the close collaboration with other functional areas will give you a good insight into other departments as well.

  9. What else does the adidas internship program offer?

    Besides applying your theoretical knowledge into practical experience, you will have the opportunity to gain additional knowledge through intern events such as learning sessions, speaker series and cross functional projects. Furthermore, you will become part of an exceptional intern community.

  10. Can I complete several internships?

    Only one internship may be completed at each location of adidas.

  11. How long do the internships last?

    Internships at our headquarters in Germany always last six months. Shorter internships are currently not offered. Our internship program starts twice per year in March & September.

  12. Are the internships at adidas paid?

    Yes, the internships in our HQ in Germany are paid.

  13. What is the dress code?

    We do not specify any particular dress code. It is important to us that you feel comfortable!

  14. What are the standard working hours and how much holiday will I have?

    The working hours are 39 hours per week. Vacation days and public holidays vary by location. In our Germany locations you are entitled to 15 days of holiday during a six-month internship.

  15. Can I prepare my degree thesis in cooperation with adidas?

    Yes, it is possible to write a degree thesis in combination with an internship at our adidas Headquarters. However, the decision if a thesis can be supported is always made by the respective department. Please mention in your application that you are considering preparing your degree thesis with us.

adidas Headquarter, Portland, USA

Portland is home of adidas America and the global co-headquarters of brand adidas. Located in the heart of our city, we share the responsibility to role-model a better, more healthy future. It is our motivation to continue to build on creating a great work environment for Portlanders who want to shape a better tomorrow. We are honored to be recognized as a top employer in the city we love and respect. Enjoy Portland’s creative vibe and infinite possibilities and make your impact in a 12-week summer internship for students currently enrolled in a two- or four-year degree program.

2021 Portland INTERNSHIPS

An adidas internship offers you an opportunity to start a hands-on career in a truly global environment, where possibilities are unlimited. It’s the chance to have major impact and growth through real experiences. We have a 12-week summer internship for students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or MBA program.

Application process opens: January
12-week program dates: May/June - August

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, or MBA student with a strong passion for sport graduating in Winter 2021 or Spring 2022
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust quickly
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment
  • All candidates must be legally eligible to work in the US for the entire duration of the internship
  • Must be fluent in English

AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY

Any questions left? Let us know by sending an E-Mail to US.FutureTalent@adidas.com


ADIDAS, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

An Internship at adidas Amsterdam, is a 6-month internship for students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or MBA program. It is designed for students who are looking for a great opportunity to explore, develop, and build their knowledge and skillset while contributing to the success of adidas. Kickstart your career at one of adidas’ key locations and digital hubs within these areas:

APPLICATION DETAILS

Application Process Opens: October and May
6 month Program Dates: February-August or August-February


»I decided to take a stand for diversity in sport because sport truly has the power to change lives, and nobody should be excluded from the profound impact sports can have.«

¬ Wes Manning - Former Basketball Marketing Intern

Reebok, Boston, Massachusetts

Design Apprenticeship

You don‘t care so much about today‘s trends because you already try to figure out what comes next. You love sports but they are more than just physical exercise to you. Awesome! The Reebok Design team would be happy to have you as a part of our apprenticeship program in Boston. Help us create brand innovations for both apparel and footwear, work holistically by taking on various tasks and get to know the whole product creation process.

Application process opens: October 15 – November 15
Program Dates: 12 months (June – June)

Qualifications

  • Recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree program, a Master’s degree program, or equivalent experience
  • Students majoring in Product, Industrial, Fashion, Apparel, Accessories, Graphic, Illustration, Furniture, and/or Transportation Design
  • Solid sketching, rendering and visualization skills and strong knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Ability to commute or relocate to the location of the Apprenticeship. It is your responsibility to acquire and arrange for your own housing

International candidates: 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.

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