Footwear Product Creation Undergraduate Intern

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 8 hours 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.


On the NIKE Footwear Product Creation Team, our work starts with understanding the needs of our consumer and ends with delivering products that exceed those needs. Our technical and project management skills allow us to contribute to the design of new products. We ensure that those products perform at the level our consumers demand, are able to be produced at scale and at a cost that is on target, and are delivered to our customers on time. 

In the role of a Nike Footwear Product Creation Intern you will work across functions to create the world’s most innovative footwear products. You will be responsible for understanding the needs of the athlete* and applying that understanding to develop new concepts, solve problems, and identify means to improve performance. You will be asked to work collaboratively on initiatives within the team and be exposed to the cross-functional Nike matrix. Technical Development, Global Sourcing and Manufacturing, Innovation, etc.).  

This is a paid internship opportunity with relocation assistance. Curious to know what it’s like to be part of a world-class Internship Program? Check out our recap video from last summer: Nike Internship Program Recap Video

This internship – as well as full-time positions – are located in-person at the NIKE, Inc. World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR. Check out this video of our World Headquarters to learn more about life on campus: Nike WHQ Campus Video

This role involves solving complex challenges and bringing fresh opinions to existing processes and solutions. Intern opportunities exist within the following areas: 

  • Footwear Materials Development – Researching and investigating materials for product lines and production is how we make an impact with a focus on sustainability and performance. 

  • Footwear Product Development – We work with Design and Operations to bring products to life! 

  • Footwear Product Testing – We constantly test our ideas, ensuring Nike products are fit to best serve athletes*.  

  • Product Engineering – Nike Designers push the limits, and in Product Engineering, we find ways to make it work.  


  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a Polymer Science, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Textiles or related field 

  • 3.0 GPA or higher 

  • Graduation date of Winter 2024, Spring/Summer 2025 

  • Knowledge of materials, formation, construction, and manufacturing  

  • Knowledge of footwear sourcing, global processes, and events from product concept to delivery is preferred 

  • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity, remain flexible, and get results and work within a matrixed organization  

  • Proficiency using MS Office applications  

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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