Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation Engineer – Design & Tooling Internship
Beaverton, OR

About $72,000 - $100,000 a year

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.

Nike Manufacturing and Sourcing teams constantly challenge the assumptions about how products are made. They come up with big ideas, test principles and perfect production processes. They work closely with Nike’s hundreds of manufacturing partners across multiple countries to develop new methods of making to create better-performing products with less waste. The Manufacturing and Sourcing organization is looking for dynamic interns to join their teams across a variety of functional areas including AIR Manufacturing Innovation (AIR MI), Footwear Manufacturing, Apparel Manufacturing, and Product Integrity.


As our Design Engineering Intern, you will join the team to assist in one or more of the following areas: product design & development, tooling design, and manufacturing of products related to Nike Air. You will be mentored by your design engineering and cross functional teammates and use your 3D design and engineering skills to execute product and tooling designs as dictated by the program(s) to which you are assigned. You’ll use 3D software (almost exclusively SolidWorks), engineering and/or machine design knowledge and ideas, additive manufacturing technology, and hands on experiences to design, refine or modify, and carefully document tooling designs and machine components. Alongside your design engineering teammates, you will work with other engineers (development, process, manufacturing, and quality), the in-house machine shop, and production teams throughout the phases of the program(s) or project(s) to which you are assigned.


As our Tooling Engineer intern, you will support the daily work of our in-house Tooling Group. You will help lead the processing strategies for Steel rule die, 3D printing, polishing, and machined components. You will be responsible for projects focused on improving operation and efficiency of tooling fabrication processes; focusing on adding new capabilities to the tooling shop. You will coordinate implementation of software and control upgrades and be a technical resource for tooling shop employees. You will have a thirst for continuously looking for cutting-edge technologies in shop tools, software, and techniques, and bring them in for testing and implementation. You’ll be integral to developing and executing long range plans for our Tooling Organization. In addition, you will assist in utilizing Lean Manufacturing methods to minimize waste and maximize efficiencies.

Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in with an anticipated graduation of December 2020 or Spring/Summer 2021
Preferred degrees include: Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial Engineering. Manufacturing, Materials, Plastics, Polymers, or similar field
Knowledge of manufacturing processes, industrial equipment, and concepts such as Design for Manufacturing/Assembly
Experience working in a high-volume manufacturing environment
Some proficiency in Solidworks or similar 3D CAD software
Knowledge of CNC machining methods, equipment and processes, and additive manufacturing
Knowledge of sporting goods products preferred
Knowledge of polymers equipment and processes
Ability to handle multiple competing projects simultaneously
Ability to analyze problems, develop innovative solutions when required, and deal with ambiguity and frequent changes in priorities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Energetic team player who is eager to learn
Passionate about Nike products and the consumer

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.