Hi Shea, Doing an internship does increase your chances to some extent - Nike gets a chance to assess how well you fit with the company, so it's possible to leave your internship with a full time offer. Even if you don't get an offer, an internship provides you with an opportunity to meet people and learn about other functional areas of the company - which could also lead to a full time offer through networking. But if you don't intern with Nike, you still have a good chance of joining the Nike team because they do quite a bit of full time recruiting in the fall of 2nd year. Happy Holidays! Ijeoma