Footwear Design Undergraduate Internship

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 10 days ago
Full time

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.


We look for designers to innovate on industry-leading footwear designs. We value strong problem solving in providing athletes* with benefits in performance that are matched with beautiful iconic designs with a cultural insight that connects with the consumer. We value fresh perspectives high energy. We look for passion and a desire to inspire!


Design interns that push the possibilities of sports and culture through footwear. We expect you to explore new opportunities, think boldly, and change the game! World-class Designers will guide you through a project that is inclusive of researching, gaining insights, problem solving around performance and manufacturing, working with athletes*, and creating a vast range of creative and beautiful solutions, that are also sustainable and conscientious of cost.


As a Design Intern, you will partner closely with different experts (engineers, researchers, scientists, marketing, sustainability, materials, costing, etc.), and collaborate within the design community (industrial designers, materials, color, graphics, computational, etc.). Interns work under the direction of Senior Designers and Design Directors.


Design Requirements:

  • In your final year of school, focusing on Footwear Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, or a similar field.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, form, color, materials, human factors, related to elevating the consumer experience,

  • Ability to create accurate 2D technical drawings

  • Strong sketching, illustration, and rendering skills

  • Capable of generating a broad range of concepts and solutions for each project

  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, presentation programs: Keynote, PowerPoint, Acrobat, etc.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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