Graduate Sustainable Innovation Internship

Website Nike

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.
At NIKE Inc., we understand that the future of the global economy can and must be fundamentally reimagined when the baton is passed to the next generation. We stand at the forefront of sustainable design thinking. New technology, product innovation, + creative business models will serve to accelerate our mission. The path before us is uncharted. This makes the work that much more exciting. We seek the best and brightest to join us in our commitment to making the world a better place for all athletes*.  If you have an entrepreneurial heart, and have passion for building a long term model, then let’s talk.

We live up to this mission via excellence in analytics, strategy development, stakeholder relationships, external associations, strategy execution, and innovation. Our work spans the entire company, giving our team a unique Nike, Inc. viewpoint. As a Sustainability intern, you will be part of the team that serves as a network hub for the collective crafting of Nike’s long-term future.
Driven by Values

Vision: Our purpose is to use the power of sport to move the world forward. We believe in a fair, sustainable future—one where everyone thrives on a healthy planet and level playing field. We strive to make athletes* better and make the world better for athletes*.

Culture: We are a results-driven culture, with a keen focus on collaboration + acceleration. We work hard, we play hard. We win as a team, honoring the diversity of skills brought by the collective.

Harness the Power of One Team: We are one global seamless dynamic community, and we will succeed through our ability to lead and inspire the NIKE collective.

Development Program: 

You will join our Sustainable Innovation Function with exposure to all elements of our organization. You will partner with leadership to drive impact against our Nike Inc. Move to Zero Sustainability strategy focused on carbon, waste, water, labor, and chemistry. We seek a positive minded individual that will thrive in problem solving with a diverse group of players in a “team sport”/collaborative setting.
Graduating with a Masters in Business Administration or Engineering, with preference for a focus in Sustainability, in December 2022 or Spring/Summer 2023. (Note: other graduate degrees with relevance to Environmental Science, Design, Product Creation and Material Science are also eligible).
Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders without explicit authority
Strong project management expertise with an understanding of change management
Ability to clearly communicate complex technical concepts to a broad audience
Strong data and analytic skills and creating data driven solutions
Strong teambuilding and leadership skills
Confidence in providing strategic guidance
Ability to thrive in ambiguity; a capable self starter who is not afraid to ask questions
Track-record of demonstrating entrepreneurial spirit in fast-paced environment
Passion for sustainability and general sustainability skills/knowledge
Sports focus/interest & passion for the brand
Problem solver with a focus on positivity while working through complex issues

Preferred Qualifications (Nice to have):

Coursework in sustainability, with a focus on data and analytics
Experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability
Previous experience in footwear and/or apparel product creation, design and/or manufacturing
Application Deadline: December 3rd, 2021 at 11:59pm PST

Please submit a resume in PDF format in order to be considered.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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