Internship - Graphic Design Footwear & Hardware BU Football

  • Adidas
  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
  • 22 Feb, 2021
Intern Graphic Design Products & Apparel

Job Description

Are you #heretocreate the future of sport with us? Are you ready to put the books aside and get hands-on experiences? Here is your chance to join the best sports brand in the world.


adidas is a truly global company with its roots in Germany. Around the world we employ over 57,000 people. Employees from about 100 nations are working at our global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany – the ‘World of Sports’. Every year we produce over 900 million sports and sports lifestyle products and we believe that through sports we have the power to change lives. 


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. 



You will be creating in the beating heart of the football design team, working on new concepts and key stories for seasonal football events and key commercial products, such as on pitch footwear , match footballs, gloves and guards as well as the seasonal football graphic direction that builds the concept stories for the season.



  • Bring your enthusiasm and joy for creation into the team
  • Creation of compelling graphic stories
  • Present your ideas to a wider audience
  • Support team in day to day tasks
  • Assisting the team in the design of graphic concepts for the relevant season
  • Work with the larger team to create design solutions for adidas football footwear packs and hardware graphic and product solutions (balls, gloves, guards)
  • Complete CAD revisions, color updates and technical documents for mass production
  • Gather relevant trend and cultural information for the product category. Including research on trends, colors and materials
  • Assist and observe the design phase of your projects from concept creation to final product.



  1. Student of Graphic Design with a focus towards Product related graphics
  2. Enrolled as fulltime student for the complete duration of the internship or in the so-called gap year between Bachelor and Master’s degree (Only applicable to EU citizens due to working permit regulations!)
  3. Fluent in English, ideally German language skills as well
  4. Fluent in Illustrator and Photoshop programs preferably on a Mac environment
  5. Any 3D skillsets are appreciated
  6. Strong visual style and storytelling ability 
  7. Passion and knowledge of football/sport culture is a bonus but not a must
  8. Ability to work in a fast paced/vibrant environment and handle multiple tasks is key
  9. Previous Design experience is a plus
  10. Open and collaborative working attitude



  • Application Deadline: March 15th, 2021
  • Start Dates: September 1st or September 15th, 2021
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach (near Nuremberg)


  • Show us with your application (CV & motivation letter) who you are, why you want to join adidas and why this specific team
  • Please include your portfolio max. 5MB or a link to your online portfolio in your application!
  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered