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Internship - Payment & Risk Management [6 months]

With sport playing an increasingly important role in more and more peoples’ lives, both on and off the field of play, we operate in a highly attractive industry. Based on our deep understanding of our consumer and the authenticity of the adidas brand, we push the boundaries of products, experiences, and services. We do so according to our strategy, which allows us to fully capitalize on the acceleration of favorable long-term structural trends.


‘Own the Game’ is our strategy that guides us through to 2025 – a plan rooted in sport. Sport is adidas’ past, present, and future.

Our purpose: Through sport, we have the power to change lives

Our mission: To be the best sports brand in the world

Our attitude: Impossible is nothing

An internship at adidas provides you with a unique opportunity to apply what you have learned at university, use your knowledge in practice and live your passion for sports.

Join the eCom Payment and Risk Management team!

Over a time span of 6 months, you will be fully trained and adequate to support our Payment and Risk Management team. You love to analyze data, structure your conclusions, and drive meaningful actions that improve our order throughput or positively influences our consumer experience. Not only will you be doing this for the best sports brand in the world; your scope will consist of all European markets across our .com and app platforms.

In the process, you will learn all the ins and outs of Ecommerce, our wider digital operations team and more specifically how to handle all aspects of payment, risk management and KPI monitoring. You will work together with a wide variety of stakeholders in tech and consumer experience.

We’re not looking for someone that likes to sit back and react. No. We like our interns to be forward thinking and help challenge the status quo. How? By asking the right questions and being pro-active. We value your point of view because we know it will help optimize our ways of working. So, the intern within Payment and Risk Management will make a difference with impact!)


  • Work with and support Launch and Orderbook Fulfillment team with various order book management activities
  • Monitoring of payment transactions
  • Reporting on payment KPI health and driving meaningful actions from data
  • Support with market demand for payment and risk management improvements with Global Product Ownership, IT Solutions and Analytics
  • Establish innovative market trends and latest technological developments
  • Define optimization requirements / success criteria for new payment products and services to ensure best fit for business and fraud protection

Assess the existing payment and risk management systems / processes to identify vulnerabilities and drive improvements

Key Relationships:

  • Global Digital Brand Commerce (Product Ownership)
  • Global Payment and Risk Management
  • Digital and Payment Analytics
  • Legal and Finance
  • IT and Project Management
  • Consumer Service


  • Student of Bachelor or Master studies in Business Administration, Computer Science, Big Data and Analytics, Digital or related field
  • Enrolled in University/College for the complete duration of the internship (6 months)
  • Fluent in English spoken and written
  • A can-do attitude and still high attention to detail. Strong analytical skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills. Able to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to various technical and business challenges
  • Extremely organized and able to stay cool in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Strong communication skills. Able to work with various stakeholders. Learning mindset
  • Feel comfortable with working in an international environment.


  • Application Deadline: 31st October 2021
  • Start Date: 1st March 2022
  • Duration: 6 months [1st March 2022 – 31st September 2022]
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Submit your resume and, instead of a traditional cover letter, please submit your personal adidas 1-pager and show us your authentic self and what makes you passionate about joining the brand and this role. The only requirement is that the adidas 1-pager is submitted as a PDF. Inside of it, you can use any format such as print, visual, written, digital, a link, etc.
  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered



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