BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774. Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations in Germany, with privately-owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.


For our Design team at the Cologne location, we are looking for an


Intern (m/f/d) Trend, Color & Material Design




  • Are you looking for a practical internship and are ready support us full-time (up to 40 hours per week) for six months? Perfect!
  • You will support our Design team in creating mood boards for specialty concepts and color trends as well as in building libraries/boards with color palettes and material examples. 
  • To ensure we are always developing innovative products, you will help us in the research for material & colors and with finishing the seasonal ideation.
  • Last but by no means least, our Design Team can rely on you when it comes to the execution of footwear color mock-ups and building color CADs.




  • Student in the field of material / textiles, graphics, fashion or footwear design
  • Graphic and pattern design skills are a plus
  • Fit in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with Adobe Suite, especially Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Willingness to learn and gain hands-on experience
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented with an emphasis on quality work products
  • Able to commit to up to 40 hours a week, and to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment




BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast-growing, global company: a dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary requirements, to Bianca Buschinger.


Birkenstock Group B.V. & Co. KG

Burg Ockenfels  •  53545 Linz am Rhein  •  Germany