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



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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


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:
Customer Support / Success
PR / Corporate Communications
Data / Analytics
Design (UI/UX)
Human Resources / People / Talent
Legal / Public Policy
Supply Chain / Logistics
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Sales / Account Management
office locations
Greater Portland
Greater Memphis
2019 Revenue:


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
  • Fun events
  • Access to world’s best fitness trainers
  • Access to leadership
  • Speaker series
  • Training sessions


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


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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?