Nike Jobs & Internships
Named after the Greek goddess of victory, Nike is an international company that is a major player in the sportswear and sports equipment market.
The company has grown significantly since its inception. It went public in 1980, and now has business operations in 160 countries worldwide. More than 33,000 people work for Nike directly (over 7,000 in the head office alone), and approximately one million people work for the company's suppliers, retailer, shippers or service providers. Nike reported revenues of $19.2 billion in its 2009 fiscal year.
Nike is a well-respected employer that is looking for prospective employees who bring leadership abilities to the corporate table. The company has been named as one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For as well as Business Week's Top 100 Places to Launch a Career.
Working at Nike
This company offers an exceptional benefits plan to its employees, including the following:
- 401(k) Plan
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Dental Coverage
- Gym Facilities (either on-site or nearby)
- Life Insurance
- Long-term Disability
- Medical Insurance
- Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
- Short-term Disability
- Vision Coverage
Bonuses are paid to workers annually based on individual and team performance. Employees may also choose to use between one and 10 percent of their pay to purchase stock in the company at a 15 percent discount off the fair market price.
Nike employees working in United States are also entitled to a generous amount of annual vacation time. Employees with less than two years of service can accrue up to three weeks of paid time off, which may be used for vacation, sick leave or personal days.
Jobs Available at Nike
The company hires for positions in three divisions:
- Distribution Centers
- Retail Stores
Examples of job titles that may be available include:
- Apparel and Equipment Lead
- Athlete (Sales Associate)
- Business Planner
- Coach (Department Manager)
- Consumer Experience Specialist
- Contact Center Representative
- Footwear Developer
- Industrial Engineer
- Material Handler/Lift Driver
- Merchandise Planner
- Retail Store Manager
- Robot/Shaft Technician - Golf Clubs
- Product Associate - Athletic Training/Livestrong
- Security Officer
- Senior Materials Planner
- Service Experience Manager - Consumer Services
- Territory Presentation Manager
Internships at Nike
Along with hiring for permanent positions, Nike also offers internship opportunities. These positions vary by region, and the company has internships available at its world headquarters, as well as at its European headquarters located in Hilversum and in offices located in various offices located in the Pacific Rim.
The Nike internship program in the U.S. is a paid opportunity that runs for 10 weeks starting in mid-June.
Candidates for general internship positions must be full-time college students entering their Junior or Senior year. Graduate students will also be considered. A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.3 is required. Students enrolled in the following majors will be considered:
- Business (all disciplines)
- Computer Science
- Liberal Arts
- Polymer Science
Individuals who would like to be considered for a design internship at Nike are asked to submit a portfolio and a resume by March 31. International applicants will be considered for internships, but they must obtain a visa for work eligibility purposes on their own.
How to Apply for a Job at Nike
The first step to being considered for a position is to look at all the current Nike job opportunities in the JobMonkey Job Center. If a suitable job is available, just click Apply and start the application process right away. Pretty darned simple!