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Data Science & Analytics Thesis Internship

Posted 16 Nov 2023
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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If you like getting to the core of things, you’ve found the right place. At Intelligence, we’re a bunch of bright, optimistic individuals that work together to turn data into digestible insights. From collecting, data engineering and analyzing, to modelling, visualizing and pitching; we do it all. During your thesis internship, you will become a true member of our team, having the chance to tap into the experience of our experts in many fields, and join us on our engagement events.


  • There are two sub-teams that make up the Intelligence capability. These include the Customer Data & Insights team or the Experimentation & Personalization team. Although you will be part of the Intelligence capability, you may be aligned with one of the teams depending on your thesis topic.

Daily tasks

  • Defining problem statement: Connect with stakeholders to understand their needs, understanding the correct and complete research question to be addressed. Dive in data collection: Gathering, cleaning, and organizing relevant data from various sources, ensuring data integrity and quality for analysis. Data engineering: Perform data preprocessing tasks such as data cleaning, transformation, and feature engineering to prepare the data for modeling and analysis. Modeling and data analysis: Sharpen your research by applying statistical techniques, machine learning algorithms, or other analytical approaches to uncover patterns, trends, and insights within the data, and iteratively refine models to improve accuracy. Data visualization: Make your insights digestible by creating informative and visually appealing data visualizations, utilizing tools such as Tableau or Google Data Studio, to effectively communicate findings and insights to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


  • As a research intern at the Intelligence team, your primary objective will be to explore an effective approach to improve results for lead generation. You’ll have the freedom to dive into what you find to be an effective approach. Our suggestions are towards: Artificial Intelligence for personalization, Customer segmentation, Forecasting techniques, such as propensity modeling, Natural Language Processing, such as sentiment analysis.


  • If you are interested, please provide us with a motivational letter where you propose a research topic. You can upload your motivation letter together with your resume in our Workday system.

Within all our internships, we offer you the opportunity to develop, learn, explore career paths, build relationships, and gain insights into what it’s like to work as a consultant. As an employer, we will be as flexible as possible to support your work as well as your academic needs. We are also happy to assist you in navigating the beginning of your career.

Who we are

Accenture Song accelerates growth and value for our clients through sustained customer relevance. Our capabilities span ideation to execution: growth, product, and experience design; technology and experience platforms; creative, media and marketing strategy and campaign, content and channel orchestration. Join us and bring to life bold ideas with the biggest impact through the unlimited potential of creativity, technology, and intelligence.

Song is one of five services that make up one Accenture – the others are Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, and Industry X.

The Intelligence team is comprised on 2 sub-teams:

  • Customer Data & Insights
  • We’re a fun-loving group of tech enthusiasts. Through experience and specialized skills, we provide data strategy & consulting in the fields of marketing technology, analytics, insights and applied intelligence
  • Experimentation & Personalization
  • We fuel business goals by driving engaging customer experiences with the utilization of untapped Martech value. By utilizing statistics for a deeper understanding of the customer and an experimental way of working to transform and enhance CX. Experience optimization is the continued, data-driven, iterative process of improving the digital customer experiences and journeys to achieve business objectives.
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here's what you'll need

  • You are currently enrolled as a bachelor (HBO/WO) or master student in a Dutch educational institution throughout the entire duration of the internship.
  • You have affinity with (big) data. Analytics, data science and/or machine learning are key areas that interest you. Experience with Google Analytics, BigQuery, Python or SQL would be a plus. However, don’t hesitate to apply if you’re new to any of these.
  • You are naturally curious, eager to learn and willing to learn new tools, techniques, and technologies.
  • You’re able to extract meaningful insights from data and communicate them in a digestible manner.
  • You have a willingness to deepen or develop skills in presenting and pitching research outcomes.
  • The bigger picture is important to you. Context and goals of business processes are important to you as you help align data science with business goals.
  • Fluent in Dutch (spoken and written) and comfortable with English (spoken and written).

What's in it for you?

Accenture is a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Our people are Change Makers, and to support them as an employer, we make five promises:

  • Work with flexibility, in a culture based on trust
  • Embrace a sustainable growth mindset
  • Live a human-led culture of Inclusion & Diversity by caring deeply for all our people.
  • Lead and transform our clients with technology
  • Connect with our global network of 700.000 colleagues.

These promises are reflected through our excellent employee benefits, including:

  • Career guidance (and academical support) facilitated by your individual appointed People Lead.
  • You will receive internship allowance and a laptop
  • Social activities like Friday Drinks, sport events and parties
  • Unique chance to experience the real-life job of a consultant Accenture from the inside
  • Membership of our Internship Community which will give you the chance to attend lunch lectures, classroom workshop and build your network within Accenture

What we believe

Accenture is an equal opportunity employer. Our leaders are committed to building a better, stronger and more equitable company for future generations to create positive, long-lasting change. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

Accenture is wereldwijd actief op het gebied van Management Consulting, Technology en Outsourcing. Wij combineren ongeëvenaarde ervaring in diverse bedrijfstakken en bedrijfsfuncties met degelijke knowhow en expertise, en daarnaast doen wij grondig onderzoek naar wat de best presterende bedrijven ter wereld zo succesvol maakt. Accenture werkt nauw samen met haar klanten om hen te helpen high performance bedrijven en overheden te worden.

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Active in 120 countries
630,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 30 years

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