FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Junior Flavia Araujo, a standout on the University of Arkansas women’s tennis team, has been selected as a member of the Nike Internship Program. Araujo, a business management major (retail marketing minor) with a 3.87 cumulative grade point average, has been selected to intern in the summer program in Beaverton, Ore., home to the world headquarters of Nike, Inc.
In December, juniors and seniors who are interested in the internship are required to attend a virtual presentation with Nike representatives. After that candidates go through three other interviews before having the internship offer extended to them.
To qualify for the internship, the student-athletes, team managers and athletic department interns had to be juniors or seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA. Candidates were selected based on their applications, résumé, project and interviews.
“Flavia is a great example of an all-around Razorback student athlete,” said head women’s tennis coach Michael Hegarty. “She is heavily invested in the success not only of her own team but of all Razorback programs and it’s a fantastic choice to have her representing our entire athletic program within the Nike operation.”
The Nike Internship Program by many accounts is considered a Top-15 internship in the United States by any company. Araujo, the 2015 Red Tie Honoree for the Female Spirit of the Razorback Award, will serve as a NIKE Global Brand Marketing Intern, with some of her duties being to assist the Brand Director with seasonal marketing needs and to collaborate on Grand Slam operations for the US Open.
The Nike Internship Program is a highly competitive program providing interns with the opportunity to gain the best hands-on experience in virtually every area within Nike. Araujo will get a full immersion into the brand’s culture of curiosity and innovation and will be able interact with top company leaders, tackle complex business challenges, and build relationships and skills that will endure far beyond their time at Nike.