Internship – Materials Development Footwear (m/f/d)

Stellenbezeichnung: Internship – Materials Development Footwear (m/f/d)

Firma: Adidas

Arbeitsort / Location: Herzogenaurach, Bayern


Applications to these opportunities are considered for all available Materials Development Apparel intern roles, including but not limited to those described below:


As the high-fashion side of the brand, we offer you to work closely with external partners on a variety of projects across all categories. As an FTW Material Developer, you are a key contributor of the product creation process by supporting cross functional teams with material requests. Developing and presenting the most luxurious materials and enabling the team to implement them into commercial success, according to calendar timelines, target prices, sourcing policy, quality standards and sustainability goals.

With the support of experienced team members and on-the-job training, you will have the possibility to take over increasing responsibilities and learn more about the whole product creation process from end to end. You will be trained to communicate with our cross functional counterparts as well as sourcing and testing. We will insure you insights into the sample room, learning more about costing as well as upskill your knowledge in the tooling creation.


We offer you the chance to work on developing the next generation of materials for our shoes. Whether it’s a revolutionary foam that makes you run faster, a sustainable alternative to a conventional material, or the next big fashion trend for lifestyle, our team has it all covered: we work closely with all our business units and material suppliers for bringing these ideas to life.


  • Get to know and support the responsibilities of a footwear materials developer at adidas
  • Assist the material development team in daily business such as developing new material with our suppliers, researching on new and existing materials technologies, preparing of material presentations, but as well with administrative tasks like creating material boards, maintaining the fabric library, etc.
  • Support the development team on current projects and own individual projects as assigned e.g., handling of small ranges
  • Support innovation projects and initiatives in the area of sustainable materials


  • Student of Textile/Material Engineering, Polymer, Footwear Development or similar
  • Enrolled as full-time student for the complete duration of the internship
  • Or in the so-called gap year between Bachelor and Master’s degree (gap year regulation only applicable to EU citizens due to working permit regulations)
  • Candidates in penultimate year of study preferred (following the internship, students should have maximum one year to graduate)
  • Fluent English language skills (written & spoken)
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Strong interest in sustainability
  • Good project management, interpersonal and communication skills with interest / ability to understand the bigger picture


  • Application Deadline: November 5th, 2023 11:59pm CET
  • Start Dates: March 15th, 2024
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach (near Nuremberg)


At adidas we believe that “Impossible is Nothing”.

As part of your application, we’d like you to tell us what this phrase means to you. Think of what makes you passionate about joining the brand and why you want this role.

The format is totally up to you! If you are creative minded, show us. If you’re analytical, share more! If you prefer to simply put pen to paper, go for it.

Your ‚1 pager‘ can be submitted as print, visual, written, digital or a link. The only requirement is that the 1 pager is submitted as a PDF.

  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered

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