Nike Internship

 
Nike Internships
4.67 out of 5

11 review(s)
Headquarters:
Portland, OR
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Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.67 out of 5
11 Intern Reviews
Avg Nike Intern Salary: $18.09 per hour
11 Intern Salaries
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Nike Internship Program Information

The Nike Internship program runs for ten weeks, or roughly two-and-a-half months so that you can show us what you’ve got at their headquarters near Portland, OR. All Nike internships are paid.

Internship Perks

Nike gives summer interns access to all full time employee perks. While working at the World Headquarters, you will have access to our world-class athletic facilities, an employee discount at our employee stores, and numerous other benefits.*

About Nike

Our highly competitive internship programs provide candidates with the opportunity to gain the best hands-on experience in virtually every area within Nike. Depending on your educational background, Nike offers real world opportunities ranging from product design, product development, finance, sports marketing, and logistics to facility management and human resources. Our internship programs vary by region. As one of our interns, you’ll help us achieve one common goal—to bring innovation and inspiration to every athlete* in the world. *If you have a body, you’re an athlete. NIKE, a consumer products company, engages in the design, development, and marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products worldwide. It designs athletic, casual, and leisure footwear for men, women, and children.*

Internship Resources & Links

Nike internships: here.
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Nike development programs: here

11 Nike Intern Salaries
MBA Global Brand Intern: $25/hour
Footwear Marketing Intern: $17/hour
Marketing Intern: $16/hour
Marketing Intern: $18/hour
Central Marketing Intern: $19/hour
Nike Tennis Internship: $17/hour
Global Brand Marketing Intern: $17/hour
Global Footwear Engineering Intern: $19/hour
Tennis Division Intern: $17/hour
Brand Intern: $17/hour
Engineering Intern: $17/hour
11 Nike reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Nike Yes-but stay away from some manaagers!!!"
Position: Global Brand
Location: Oregon
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 10/11/2014
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Pros:

Working for Nike was Plus definitely and I got to meet some real influential people and work at the main campus

Cons:

Stay far away -far far away from This Paula Radloff HR VP- This person is rude, disinterested , unfriendly and reallly gives Nike the wrong impression for Interns. I have no idea how this person ever got into Nike. She is really downright an awful manager.

Interview Questions & Process:

Interview was ok

Advice for other students:

Nike intership is fine-just make sure who you have to interact with before you decide on location. If Paula Radloff is at all involved I would request or somehow move your role .
 
"Truly amazing experience with Nike Basketball."
Position: MBA Global Brand Intern
Location: Portland, OR
Pay: $25/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/10/2013
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Pros:

- Worked on the Nike Basketball brand.
- Nike seems very simple in their messaging, but it's very hard to be simple in an organization of Nike's size. Taught me about being disciplined with a brand.
- Unreal experience.
- Worked with very smart and talented people.
- Learned about event activation.

Cons:

Didn't get to hangout with Lebron. Just messing.

Advice for other students:

During your marketing/advertising internship interview, be passionate about the brand you want to work for.
 
"Nike is a killer place to intern, loved it"
Position: Footwear Marketing Intern
Location: Portland, OR
Pay: $17/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/16/2012
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Pros:

- Nike brand on the resume opens up doors.
- I think Nike is the top marketer in the world.
- Brand management.
- Access to senior leaders.
- Learned a ton by participating in Asia and US operational calls.
- I'm now a Nike Footwear pro!

Cons:

It's not easy to land an internship at Nike.

Advice for other students:

Get creative on the internship application and write a good cover letter. Be passionate about a specific line of Nike business.
 
"Nike headquarters, people, and brand are incredible"
Position: Marketing Intern
Location: Portland, OR
Pay: $18/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 12/11/2011
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Pros:

- Nike Running Group was growing like crazy. Running is hot right now.
- Very smart brand marketers.
- Digital Exposure.
- Headquarters is like a dream.
- Nike brand.
- Loved the youth running marketing project I worked on.
- Able to bring create ideas to the table.

Cons:

Lots of support duties and shadowing.

Advice for other students:

Nike internship positions are close to impossible to come by. My advice is to try to get to know a manager within one of the Nike lines of business. Find a way to network and build a relationship over the course of the school year.
 
"Rotated through multiple parts of the Nike business during internship"
Position: Central Marketing Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $19/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/25/2011
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Pros:

I rotated through and got to see product design, product development, finance, sports marketing and human resources. It was awesome. Nike is a terrific company and I was able to work on a cross-function team that tied these things together for upcoming events like the final four and next years super bowl.

Cons:

none.

Advice for other students:

Work hard and Nike loves student athletes.
 
"Helped to promote and market the Nike brand at the US Open"
Position: Nike Tennis Internship
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $17/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/19/2011
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Pros:

Nike is probably the world's best marketer and this is a dream come true internship. I played tennis is college, so working at the US Open to promote Nike was a good opportunity for me. This was also a great chance to learn the business side of sports for me.

Cons:

I know this looks great on the resume, but I'd love it to lead to a fulltime job with Nike.

Advice for other students:

I think Nike is looking for smart, passionate (athletes) students. Show them that.
 
"Did marketing work with the Nike Running group, it was outstanding"
Position: Global Brand Marketing Intern
Location: Portland, OR
Pay: $17/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 7/7/2011
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Pros:

- Amazing brand.
- Everybody at Nike is very intelligent and has a passion for sport. I can't explain it, but you do feel like you are working on something that is more than just a shoe.
- Nike's headquarter facility is very cool.
- Loved my boss and intern peers.

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

Make sure you have a passion for the division within Nike that you want to intern for. Example - I love running.
 
"I had a great team at Nike with cool engineers and designers"
Position: Global Footwear Engineering Intern
Location: Portland, OR
Pay: $19/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 7/7/2011
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Pros:

- Cool office.
- Gratifying and challenging work.
- Smart co-workers.
- Managers that took the time to walk me through projects I didn't understand.
- Have Nike on your resume is very, very good.

Cons:

n/a

Advice for other students:

Nike recruits interns from all over the country, so don't be afraid to through your hat into the ring.
 
"Chance to plan Nike Tennis US Open events"
Position: Tennis Division Intern
Location: Portland, OR
Pay: $17/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 2/24/2011
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Pros:

I had the opportunity to intern in Nike’s tennis division and it was amazing (at their Beaverton, OR campus). My major was Business Administration and I played on the college tennis team, so I think that helped out with applying. I was given the real project of planning and producing the Nike’s Kid’s day before the Tennis US Open. I created a plan of attack of how Nike's Kid's Day will look and executed upon it. I learned the ropes when it comes to planning a large marketing event with a world class brand – event planning, legal, risk management, brand team, etc.

I also learned to execute Nike's efforts around other aspects of the Tennis U.S. Open, helping with other projects my teammates were working on, and I went to all the Nike intern speaker talks.

Cons:

Some travel, but I liked it.

Advice for other students:

The intern speaker series is cool.
 
"Learn from legends"
Position: Brand Intern
Location: Portland, OR
Pay: $17/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 2/24/2011
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Pros:

Here is a quick story about the internship:

Sitting across from Nancy Monsarrat, the global brand director of women's training, I couldn't help but wish that I could absorb some of her creative genius by osmosis. Google informed me that in 2005 Sports Business Journal named Monsarrat the third most influential woman in sports business. She's kind of a big deal. And while I sat in her office, watching some of the earliest television spots that began to establish the now universal brand, I listened to her reminisce about the evolution of Nike and the projects she helped develop.

With every meeting on the schedule, I learned more about how integrated the company had become. While the nine campus buildings, in theory, function independently of one another, they are also intensely connected.

These is the type of people and places I got to see during my internship. Loved it.

Cons:

nothing.

Advice for other students:

Amazing!
 
"two real world projects"
Position: Engineering Intern
Location: Portland, OR
Pay: $17/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 2/24/2011
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Pros:

On the first day of work, the internship coordinators told the group of 175 interns that 16,000 people had applied to be right where we were and that they therefore held high expectations for us for the summer. The challenge was set before me, and would fuel my desire to succeed throughout my time there. Later, I found out my what my projects for the summer would entail. I learned that my role in the Global Engineering Manufacturing Department would not, in fact, fill the ever-present stereotype of temps and interns doing busywork and fetching coffee. I learned I had deadlines, and that my projects would be integrated into Nike through software programs, training and strategic initiatives once complete. I was proud of this enormous responsibility presented to me.

My first project was to improve upon an existing commercialization tracking tool by revising a list of failure codes available that shows the trial results of projects. The failure codes available were too numerous and imprecise, so I consolidated redundant and overlapping codes and created more specific codes to encompass failures that were previously not defined. I received excellent feedback from the liaison offices all over Asia and my list of codes will be used in the new commercialization tracking software.

My second project was to analyze a metric called “Finished Goods Capacity of Tooling,” or FGCT for short. Tooling, which is the mold that makes the outsoles of the shoes, is the biggest bottleneck the factories have in mass-producing shoes and is also extremely expensive. It was my job to research FGCT to identify contributing factors, data sources, stakeholders and systems involved. I did this mostly by interviewing employees both in Oregon and overseas. After that, I prepared recommendations for changes to the existing process to improve accuracy, transparency, and timeliness. I also created a diagram of inputs/outputs for the metric that established a systematic way of recognizing when to expect material changes.

Lastly, I worked with a Manufacturing Team Lead in Guangzhou, China to create a process for compiling defect rates and the number of pairs of shoes produced during production ramp-up of new models. I correlated these to the commercialization process as a way of assessing the success at rendering a design "production-ready." I highlighted the risk factors, and used that metric to analyze and report on global performance and the performance of the Nike liaison in China.

Cons:

Hard work, but worth it. Not really a con.

Advice for other students:

Find a way in, it's worth it.
 
 
 

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