How to get a job at

Nike

Nike is the world’s largest athletic apparel maker. Thinking of applying? Just do it.

What

Nike

Looks For

Nike employs a widely diverse group of people, but the one thing all employees have in common is this: a drive for greatness. That is the backbone of the Nike family. They are looking for collaborative individuals who aim to win as a team but are also able to bring it on their own.

History of

Nike

Founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman, a track-and-field coach at the University of Oregon, Nike has certainly come a long way. The company was renamed Nike, Inc. in 1978 and went public two years later. They are now the world’s largest marketer of athletic footwear, holding a global market share of approximately 37%.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Manufacturing
Marketing
Customer Support / Success
PR / Corporate Communications
Data / Analytics
Design (UI/UX)
Finance
Accounting
Human Resources / People / Talent
Legal / Public Policy
Engineering
Supply Chain / Logistics
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
IT/IS
Product
Operations
Sales / Account Management
industries
Tech
Apparel
office locations
Greater Portland
Greater Memphis
2019 Revenue:
$39.117B

Nike

Internship Programs

Nike Internship Program

Nike’s internship program is ranked #13 of Vault’s “Most Prestigious Internships”. Nike is drenched in competition, and the fight for an internship position is the same, but it’s well worth it as Nike invests in its talent (including the interns). Interns are paid and involved in real projects, exposed to multiple teams, and a critical part of the Nike community. The available programs are well-structured and give access to leadership and an opportunity to gain meaningful career experience. Students can apply to more than one internship.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Juniors, seniors, grad students
Perks:
  • Fun events
  • Access to world’s best fitness trainers
  • Access to leadership
  • Speaker series
  • Training sessions

Nike

Interview Process

Internship positions are posted year-round. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

1. First Round Interview

If your application is accepted to move on to the next round, you will be invited to interview with a recruiter.

2. Second-Round Interview

The next step is an interview with the hiring manager. After all interviews are conducted, an offer will be extended to the strongest candidate for the internship.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network or employees via LinkedIn and see if they can offer you insight into Nike and the interview process.

Do your research

Conduct research on Nike so that you can tell an interviewer exactly how your vision, ideal work environment, interests, and goals align with theirs. Have a list of questions ready to show your passion.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.


Common Interview Questions at

Nike

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  • Why Nike?
  • What work environment do you work best under?
  • Describe a time when you worked well in a team. What was your role? How did you organize yourselves?
  • What is your proudest accomplishment?
  • What can you bring to our organization?
  • Tell us about a time you were innovative and what was the end result?
  • How does Nike affect your life or personal story?