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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 full-time academic program are welcome to join one of our internship programs at the adidas HQ in Herzogenaurach, and many other adidas locations around the world. No matter where you are coming from.

»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 https://www.gameplan-a.com/2017/04/creat…
From intern to full time employee


Herzogenaurach, Germany

At our global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany, our teams are made up of people from over 100 different nations. Located on a 54-acre site, the main adidas headquarters, the World of Sports, is often compared to a university campus.

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 various possible functional areas and work independently as well as with great colleagues.

Want to learn more about our global HQ? Check this out!

Thanks to the internship program, I had the opportunity to learn from some of the most extraordinary people from all over the world – it's safe to say that those six months helped to shape the rest of my career with the 3-Stripes.

¬ Zine El Abidine Mekkaoui, former Factory Outlet intern

Herzo-FAQ's

  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. Further requirements are outlined in the respective job descriptions. You can also complete an internship during the so called gap-year between Bachelor and Master degree. 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.

  2. WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?

    Undergraduate Internships (Bachelor & Master) application periods:

    • February/March for a start in September

    • September/October for a start in March


    When you just missed the application period, we recommend following the adidas LinkedIn page to not miss any updates on our recruitment cycles. You can already create your profile in our career portal and activate a search agent. The search agent will inform you, when new positions are posted matching your criteria.

  3. HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?

    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 your adidas 1-pager, tailored to the role you apply for. We want to understand why you want to join adidas and the specific team. 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. Incomplete applications, which are missing either the CV or the adidas 1-pager will not be considered. For further information on the recruitment process, we also recommend the adidas blog gameplan-a.com and the adidas Interview Preparation Tutorial.

  4. WHAT TYPE OF INTERNSHIPS IS ADIDAS RECRUITING FOR?

    We do offer internships across various business functions following the company strategy and our key focus areas. Therefore, the offerings might vary from intake to intake. Functional areas we usually recruit for are:

    - Accounting and Finance
    - Design
    - Digital
    - Strategy
    - eCommerce
    - Human Resources
    - Information Technology
    - Marketing and Communication
    - Product Development
    - Sales
    - Supply Chain Management

  5. ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS?

    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. Required language skills are always outlined in the respective job description.

  6. HOW LONG DO THE INTERNSHIPS LAST?

    Our undergraduate (Bachelor & Master) internships will last for 6 months.

  7. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS LIMITED TO ONE DEPARTMENT AND CAN I COMPLETE SEVERAL INTERNSHIPS?

    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. It is possible to do one internship per location.

  8. 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 and have the chance to experience the extraordinary work environment, the World of Sports with all it’s great facilities.

  9. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS AT ADIDAS PAID?

    Yes, the internships are paid. Besides the monthly salary you of course are able to enjoy other benefits as well such as employee discount, usage of our sports facilities and many more. The working hours are 39 hours per week and you are entitled to 15 days of holiday during a six-month internship.

  10. 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.

  11. WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION / HOW CAN I FOLLOW UP IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

    Any questions left? Let us know by sending an E-mail to internship@adidas-group.com


Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland is home to 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. You can find more information about our Portland HQs here.

The adidas Internship Program in Portland is a 12-week paid internship program that runs from late May/ early June through August 2022.

Applications will be posted on the adidas career site starting January 1st and will close on January 31st.

Portland-FAQ's

  1. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED?

    You must be a current undergraduate student enrolled in a university program with an anticipated graduation date of Winter 2022 or later. Students must have at least a final semester of schoolwork to finish after the internship program.

  2. WHAT IS THE ADIDAS 1 PAGER?

    Impossible Is Nothing (adidas 1-Pager) On April 19, we launched Impossible Is Nothing, our biggest brand campaign. We are rebellious optimists driven by action to shape a better future together. We see the world with possibilities where others only see the impossible. Instead of a cover letter, please submit a 1-page PDF answering the following prompt: Show us who you are and what “impossible is nothing” means to you. This is your chance to think outside the box, show adidas your authentic self and what makes you passionate about joining the Brand. The only requirement is that the adidas 1-Pager is submitted as a PDF. It can be in any format such as print, visual, written, digital, a link, etc.

  3. WHAT TYPE OF INTERNSHIPS IS ADIDAS RECRUITING FOR?

    Internship Opportunities will be focused on the following areas:

    - Digital
    - Finance
    - Global Operations
    - Product Development

  4. ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?

    International students completing their studies in a U.S. accredited college or university with a valid U.S. work authorization will be considered for our Portland internships. If you are an international student studying in a university outside of the U.S. please consider applying to an internship in one of our other locations: HERZO, AMSTERDAM

  5. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS LIMITED TO ONE DEPARTMENT AND CAN I COMPLETE SEVERAL INTERNSHIPS?

    Interns will be able to collaborate and learn from various departments at adidas. However, only one internship can be completed at a time.

  6. WHAT ELSE DOES THE ADIDAS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OFFER?

    - Cross-Functional Projects
    - Leadership Speaker Series
    - Mentorship with Industry Experts

  7. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS AT ADIDAS PAID?

    Yes!

  8. WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION / HOW CAN I FOLLOW UP IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

    Email FutureTalent@adidas.com if you have additional questions not covered in this overview.


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Back in 1996, adidas Amsterdam opened its doors for the first time. What began as only 15 employees located on the top floor of the Olympic Plaza, is now a community of over 1,300 individuals. Over the past 20 years, adidas Amsterdam had many different homes, evolving as the location welcomed new employees and grew in size.

An internship at adidas Amsterdam, is designed for students who are looking for a great opportunity to explore, develop, and build their knowledge and skill set while contributing to the success of adidas. Kickstart your career at one of the adidas key locations.

Want to learn more about our Amsterdam Office? Check this out!

Amsterdam-FAQ's

  1. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED?

    For an internship at our adidas office in Amsterdam 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. Further requirements are outlined in the respective job descriptions.

  2. WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?

    We always recruit around 6 months in advance of the start dates. 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.

    Undergraduate Internships (Bachelor & Master) application periods:
    - February/March for a start in September
    - September/October for a start in March

    When you just missed the application period, we recommend following the adidas LinkedIn page to not miss any updates on our recruitment cycles. You can already create your profile in our career portal and activate a search agent. The search agent will inform you when new positions are posted matching your criteria.

  3. HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?

    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 your adidas 1-pager, tailored to the role you apply for. We want to understand why you want to join adidas and the specific team. 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. Incomplete applications, which are missing either the CV or the adidas 1-pager will not be considered. For further information on the recruitment process, we also recommend the adidas blog gameplan-a.com and the adidas Interview Preparation Tutorial.

  4. WHAT TYPE OF INTERNSHIPS IS ADIDAS RECRUITING FOR?

    We do offer internships across various business functions following the company strategy and our key focus areas. Therefore, the offerings might vary from intake to intake. Functional areas we usually recruit for are:

    - Digital
    - Digital IT
    - Studio A (creative services)
    - eCommerce
    - Sales
    - Supply Chain
    - Finance and Procurement
    - Brand Marketing
    - Legal

  5. ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS?

    Yes, they are. Our interns are very often recruited from international cities. However, be aware that adidas does not support flights or visa costs (if applicable) for undergraduate students.

  6. HOW LONG DO THE INTERNSHIPS LAST?

    Our undergraduate (Bachelor & Master) internships will last for 6 months.

  7. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS LIMITED TO ONE DEPARTMENT AND CAN I COMPLETE SEVERAL INTERNSHIPS?

    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. It is possible to do one internship per location.

  8. 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.

  9. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS AT ADIDAS PAID?

    Yes, the internships are paid. Besides the monthly allowance, you, of course, are able to enjoy other benefits as well such as our employee discount, usage of our sports facilities and many more. The working hours are 39 hours per week.

  10. 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.

Bogota, Colombia

In the last years, adidas Colombia has become a strategic center for Latin America and adidas worldwide. We have become a digital experts center hosting the eCommerce Hub and the Digital Partner Commerce team for Latin America, as well as a Global Tech Hub that works in technology projects for adidas worldwide.

At adidas Colombia we foster creativity, innovation and we value different ways of thinking being diversity, equity, and inclusion one of our main drivers to make sure that everyone can be themselves and create the best way possible. You can find more information about our Bogota HQ here.

The adidas Internship Program in Bogota is a 12-week paid internship program that runs from late May/ early June through August 2022.

Bogota-FAQ's

  1. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED?

    1. Students must be available to start full-time if offered a role after the internship ends.
    2. Students must have no more than 1 year of previous work experience.
    3. Students must also have English proficiency at the B1/B2 level. Students must be able to understand and sustain a conversation in English for our global programming.
    4. Students who have taken courses in the following areas: business, international business, industrial engineering or systems engineering.

  2. WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?

    Applications will open on February 1 and close on February 28th.

  3. HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?

    Students interested in applying need to follow the directions on our job listing.

    Impossible Is Nothing - adidas 1-Pager: On April 19, we launched Impossible Is Nothing, our biggest brand campaign. We are rebellious optimists driven by action to shape a better future together. We see the world with possibilities where others only see the impossible. Instead of a cover letter, please submit a 1-page PDF answering the following prompt: Show us who you are and what “impossible is nothing” means to you. This is your chance to think outside the box, show adidas your authentic self and what makes you passionate about joining the Brand. The only requirement is that the adidas 1-Pager is submitted as a PDF. It can be in any format such as print, visual, written, digital, a link, etc.

    Students who pass the initial screening will be invited for a video interview.

  4. Students who pass the initial screening will be invited for a video interview.

    Internship will be focused on the areas of eCommerce.

  5. ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS?

    Students must have the proper paperwork to work in Colombia for the duration of the internship and post-internship if offered full-time employment.

  6. HOW LONG DO THE INTERNSHIPS LAST?

    Internships will be 12 weeks, from early June through mid-August.

  7. WHAT ELSE DOES THE ADIDAS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OFFER?

    Interns will be able to virtually join the adidas North American Internship programming. This includes participating in 10k Coffees and meeting colleagues from across the globe.

  8. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS AT ADIDAS PAID?

    Yes!

  9. WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION / HOW CAN I FOLLOW UP IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

    For additional questions, please email LAMFutureTalent@adidas.com

Global MBA Summer Internship

Our purpose, ‘through sport, we have the power to change lives’, guides the way we run our company, how we work with our partners, how we create our products, and how we engage with our consumers. We will always strive to expand the limits of human possibilities, to include and unite people in sport, and to create a more sustainable world.

The MBA Summer Internship is the first step for you to embark with us on this journey. Through this program, adidas seeks to identify potential future leaders who can bring their A-game and inspire everyone around. We’re excited to offer 12-week MBA internships in Europe and the U.S.

Global MBA Summer Internship-FAQ's

  1. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED?

    • EU MBA Candidates: EU Students attending a 12-month full-time MBA program beginning in the fall need to be enrolled throughout the whole internship duration. 
    • S. MBA Candidates: U.S. Students attending a 2-year full-time MBA program need to have at least one semester of study left **after** the internship program to be eligible. If you are graduating **prior** to the start of the internship program, you will not be considered. 
    • All MBA Candidates: All students must be enrolled in full-time MBA programs whose calendar allows for a 12-week summer internship. Ideal candidates will have previous work experience, please check job descriptions for further details.

  2. WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?

    MBA internships will have two intakes. Please check the details for the function you are interested in applying for. 

    • 1st Intake - October 1 – 31st
      Functions:
      Finance, Ops, and Brands 
    • 2nd Intake – January 1 – 31st
      Function:
      Strategy

  3. WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?

    The MBA Summer Internship will have two application windows: 

    • October 1 – 31st , 2021
      Functions:
      Finance, Global Operations/Supply Chain, and Brands 
    • January 1 – 31st, 2022
      Functions:
      Sales/Digital and HR

  4. HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN MBA INTERNSHIP?

    • MBA Students must submit both a resume and a personal 1-pager on the adidas careers website. You can find more details about the 1-pager in the job description on the careers website.
    • For further information on the recruitment process, we also recommend the adidas blog gameplan-a.com and the adidas Interview Preparation Tutorial.

  5. ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS?

    • EUROPE MBA internships are available to all students
    • US MBA internships are available to all students with a valid U.S. work permit

  6. HOW LONG DOES THE INTERNSHIP LAST?

    The MBA summer internship lasts 12 weeks, from early/mid-June through end of August/mid-September.

  7. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS LIMITED TO ONE DEPARTMENT AND CAN I COMPLETE SEVERAL INTERNSHIPS?

    The adidas MBA Summer Internship is not a rotational program. Students should apply to a specific functional area and work on related projects during the internship. However, we find our teams to be extremely cross-functional and you might interact with many other departments.

  8. WHAT ELSE DOES THE ADIDAS MBA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OFFER?

    • Challenging projects and exposure to senior leadership
    • Networking opportunities
    • Mentor and buddy
    • State-of-the-art facilities and many other perks
    • Employee discount on retail stores, digital stores and outlet locations

  9. ARE THE INTERNSHIPS AT ADIDAS PAID?

    Compensation will vary according to location, but always matching MBA Internship market standards.

  10. Compensation will vary according to location, but always matching MBA Internship market standards.

    MBA internship questions can be sent to the following email address: internship@adidas-group.com