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Footwear Materials Developer Internship

Footwear Materials Developer Internship

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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.

As our Footwear Materials Development Intern, you'll join our Development Team and learn the end-to-end materials process and calendar. You'll be assisting in developing new materials for a variety of substrates from textiles to leather to synthetics. You will be given projects where you will have the opportunity to create a seasonal material development for a category. You'll work with material vendors to gather critical technical data/info to enable appropriate use and application onto products. You'll be required to help the team manage systems with data integrity and accuracy. You'll act as a key member of the team, helping to research and develop new materials. In addition, you'll also be called upon to create tools that help drive material palette utilization.

Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Material Science, Textiles, Engineering, or related interdisciplinary program/degree with an expected graduation date of December 2020 or Spring/Summer 2021
  • Strong knowledge in Adobe Illustrator preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of textile formation, construction and manufacturing
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong communication (written, verbal, presentation) skills and ability to convey POV with logical, fact-based support
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of self-awareness and curiosity
  • Must be comfortable with change, ambiguity, multiple concurrent deadlines and activities
  • Must have strong networking skills with ability to navigate through complex ecosystem
  • Must be outgoing, confident, but willing to learn


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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