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Industrial Design Internship – Industry X ▪ Environmental Innovation

Posted 19 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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At Industry X (IX) we work in the world of Research & Development, Product Design & Engineering, Connected Devices, Manufacturing & Operations or Smart Services. As an intern at Industry X, you will become a consultant and will join the IX intern team. This particular assignment you will do as part of our Industrial Design team (formerly known as VanBerlo), they design physical products and digital experiences. As an Industrial Design intern, you will have the chance to work with and learn from our creative & technical experts, as well as the opportunity to hone your skills while working on a variety of real-life projects.


  • You’ll be part of our group of more than 70 creatives, including industrial designers, design engineers, UX/digital designers, strategists, researchers, developers, and project managers.
  • You will be a full member of our multidisciplinary project teams assembled depending on the projects running.
  • We are based in Eindhoven and The Hague and work closely together between both studio spaces. You will work from one office, traveling to the other office occasionally and visit other Accenture offices in Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
  • You will get a dedicated mentor to help you define your learning goals and find the projects that suit you and your goals best.

Daily tasks

As an intern at Industry X, you will work in collaboration with Industry X experts to conduct your (thesis) research and assignment in one of the relevant research areas listed below. Key is that your thesis will research challenges or opportunities we see at our clients and that new business solutions or opportunities can be defined based on the input of IX experts. During your internship you’ll connect with many Industry X colleagues from Accenture and gain a valuable insight into the world of strategy & consulting.


  • This research topic is all around saving the environment! And we have multiple ways to do so. Your research will be focused on 2 areas; Supporting our partner FREE Nature in the preservation and restauration of Dutch ecosystems. Or secondly a wildlife park in South Africa where we want to support them in reducing the amount of Rhino poaching. In short, we have 3 distinct topics you can work on:
  • Develop and support making an (Digital) Ecological Twin out of a nature reserve. This would include vegetation, water, elevation, animals and animal behavior and more. This is to simulate how animals will behave when these areas are flooded, and which animals are best suited to new plots of land in order to, for example, keep the vegetation short.
  • Create a VisionAI threat assessment based on CCTV camera footage of potential ‘poachers’ or any potentially criminal activity. Cameras are set up around the reserve and in the greater area around it to detect suspicious behavior long before it reaches the park. They already have a link to the police database to check if vehicles are stolen or belong to criminals, but we want to add more use cases on top of this that could classify each vehicle nearby according to a ‘RAG / Red Amber Green’ classification based on an AI visual assessment.
  • Utilize mobile phone / telecom / LORA technologies to track suspicious persons in the neighborhood that for example have visited ‘blacklisted’ locations (such as foreign embassies or other locations known for selling rhino horn). Based on the tracking of cell phones we can set up an early warning system. Or alternatively, a retrospective analysis on where the poacher has gone, to find the buyers/distributors as well.
  • Interested? Please apply with your CV and cover letter with your preference for a topic. If you have a portfolio, please also include that.

Within all our internships, we offer you the opportunity to develop, learn, orient, 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 academical needs and happy to help you navigate in the beginning of your career. Therefore, within our recruiting process, we are highly interested in your motivation and academical interest.

WHO WE ARE - Accenture Industry

Accenture Industry X

At Industry X we like to do it differently. We embrace change. We reimagine. We transform. How companies design, engineer, manufacture, service and maintain their products. We embed sustainability and bring digital into every part of the company’s enterprise. We create value by strategy and design, unraveling complexities with our approach as a powerful instrument of change. The way we do so is by designing and engineering products, platforms and services that build bridges between users, technology and business needs. Putting people and planet in the center of everything we do to add value to our clients’ businesses.

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



  • You are nearing completion of your master's at a Dutch University and are searching for work experience within the field of Industry X.
  • You are excited about sustainability and want to be involved in impact-driven innovation that helps find solutions through technology and design that will have a positive result on the environment and society.
  • You speak fluent English and/or Dutch (spoken and written).
  • You’re interested in starting a career in the field of consulting and digital business transformations.
  • You are a team player; you are professional and precise.
  • You can work independently and have a hands-on proactive mentality.


  • Experience on Digital Twin, in combination with environmental surroundings.
  • Like to get your hands dirty!

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
  • The opportunity to work hybrid and access to any office of Accenture in the Netherlands.
  • Social activities like Friday Drinks, sport events and parties
  • 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.

Our position as partner to many of the world’s leading businesses, organizations and governments affords us both an extraordinary opportunity and a tremendous responsibility to make a difference. Sustainability is one of our greatest responsibilities, which we embed it into everything we do and for everyone we work with.

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.

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