Today it is all about the other side. How to get an internship with adidas? How to apply and what else is important. Being responsible for our interns at our global headquarters in Herzogenaurach, I will tell you today a little bit more about the how, when and where.
We offer internships in many different locations of the company, which are always advertised via our career site. Most of our internship opportunities are based at our global headquarters in beautiful Herzogenaurach. Each year we have around 500 interns in all functional areas.
Diversity is truly important to us and already starts on an internship level. In 2015 around 40% of our interns were international, and the gender split was almost equal, with 56% female and 44% male interns.
Getting to know the adidas values on the introduction day
Usually our interns stay for 6 months. The reason is quite simple: in 6 months you can learn a lot more and also take on responsibility for own projects, which is not possible if you would only stay with us for a few weeks.
Our internships in Herzo start in February/March and then again in August/September. Each year we have two generations of interns. During your internship time we offer different events, such as an introduction day and a career information event which gives you insights into what can be possible after the internship. Even though many people would like to complete an internship abroad, we strongly recommend that you do an internship at our headquarters first and then conquer the adidas world.
Exciting faces on their first day – our interns looking forward to six months full of learnings, challenges and experiences.
How and when to apply?
We usually start the recruiting 3-6 months in advance of the start date. If currently nothing is available in your area of interest you can create a search agent. This search agent will inform you automatically when new positions are posted.
If you plan to apply for our internships you should do the following:
- Carefully read the job description and profile requirements and ask yourself: “Do I fulfill these?”
- Prepare your online application including CV, cover letter and references. If you need help just check one of our previous articles about tips and tricks for the online application.
- Submit your application and wait for feedback.
Once you have applied, your application will be pre-screened and then sent to our hiring managers. If they think you could be a good fit for their team, they will contact you to arrange an interview. The interview can be either via phone/Skype or a live interview. We are a big company and try to give you feedback as soon as possible. However, sometimes this might take longer due to vacation time and business trips.
You might think: how do I get an internship when so many people apply for them. It is true, we receive a lot of applications for our internships but if you meet the profile criteria, submit a full application and have the adidas fit you will definitely have the chance to get one of our internships.
At adidas we believe an internship is the ideal opportunity for students to apply their theoretical knowledge from university in the business world. Therefore, one main requirement is that you complete your internship during your study time and that you are fully enrolled at university for the complete duration of the internship. If you have already graduated from university then you should check our graduate section on our career website or the direct entry level positions, which could be suitable for you.
What do you get in return?
An internship with adidas is truly an exceptional and inspiring experience. Not only will it look good in your CV, you will also have the chance to work in one of the coolest companies around the globe. As an intern you will be able to take part in all our events, company sports courses and trips and you will also benefit from the employee product discount. So better come with an empty suitcase, as it’s sure to be full of cool adidas or Reebok stuff when you leave.
Now it's your turn!
Check out our current openings via our career site and apply if you meet the criteria. We are looking forward to your applications.Apply