Robert Fletcher II chosen as 2016 Nike Internship Program finalist

Alcorn State University junior and recreation major Robert Fletcher II may get an opportunity to work for one of the world’s most popular shoe companies.

Robert, a Chicago native who plays baseball for Alcorn, has been selected to be a 2016 Nike Internship Program finalist. He will participate in two rounds of interviews that will determine if he will be selected. Candidates for the internship will be selected in March.

Nike's Undergraduate intern will work with teams on the execution of plans for assigned categories, including brand initiatives, advertising, digital, public relations, experiential marketing, consumer insights, and brand planning or retail marketing in order to gain a broad knowledge of brand management. Interns will also assist in the execution of functional brand management plans in key markets to drive consumer connection with Nike and key Nike products.

Robert is humbled by his nomination and is hoping for the best.

“I am truly blessed and honored to be a finalist for the 2016 Nike Internship Program,” said Robert. “I feel that working for Nike is a great stepping stone and great for my resume.”

Robert got a glimpse of how Nike operates while attending high school at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago. He remembers how Nike would host different events at the school and provide them with some of their products. If selected for the internship, Robert said that he would set his sights on pursuing a full time position at Nike after he graduates from Alcorn.

“If I happen to get the internship, be successful and become a Nike employee, that would be a dream come true. I played high school basketball for a school that is one of Nike’s biggest high school sponsors. Nike would come to my school and hold events where they passed out giveaways. They would also come to our basketball practice and let us try out all the new gear before it even hit the stores. I would love for the internship to become a full time job after I graduate so that I can host events like those at my high school.”

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