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Strategy & Consulting - Risk Practice graduate/thesis internship

Posted 13 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Job Description


  • Period: 5 - 6 months
  • Hours a week: 40
  • Location: ITO office, Amsterdam and hybrid from home
  • Start date: September


Are you a driven master student seeking to experience the dynamics and innovation of consulting, whilst exploring the ever-changing complex practice that is Risk & Compliance?

Are you interested in shaping future financial institutions through innovation and technology? And are you motivated to contribute to helping Accenture in creating value and delivering new solutions for its clients? And finally, do you want to learn from the experts and work within a young, dynamic, diverse and vibrant company?

Then look no further, we are looking for you! This graduate / thesis internship within our Strategy & Consulting - Risk & Compliance practice will give you the opportunity to explore the most interesting trends within the industry while developing your professional skills and in-depth knowledge of the Financial Services sector.

  • Team Our people in Strategy & Consulting are changing businesses every day using deep industry insights, knowledge and innovative ideas. Positioned at the crucial intersection of business and technology, we devise creative new strategies based on trends, insights and data. With an eye for competitive advantage, digital disruption, operating models, risk & compliance, and the future workforce, we take on the challenge of designing and implementing transformative business solutions, using the newest technology.
  • Daily tasks As an intern you will be able to work close to quantitative and regulatory risk experts across technical topics such as credit and market risk but also transversal topics like technology applications and ESG initiatives. You will also have the opportunity to do research on topics that are driving the risk and banking agenda.
  • Research Within this internship we have defined 3 broad research themes on which you can focus: Credit Risk, ESG and Market Risk.
  • Interested? Please apply with your CV, transcripts (high school, bachelor, master) and motivation letter.

We support research topics that can be, amongst others, in line with one of the following topics:

  • Credit Risk: Credit risk is at the core of the Banking agenda. As financial technology innovation increases in pace, new ways of estimating risk models are shaping a new financial services industry. Additionally, Banks need to keep up with regulatory demands. Finally, post Covid-19 and inflation scenarios combined with recent geopolitical events are yet to be explored. This topic will allow you to explore how technology is shaping the risk domain, what are the main drivers of credit risk and how AI can be leveraged across the risk domain.
  • ESG: ESG is here. Banking industry is turning its attention to ESG and integrate it across their risk environment. Additionally, Banks need to pace to meet regulatory demands. This topic will allow you to explore a key trend across the banking and risk domain. You will investigate how banks can integrate and address ESG across the risk function, find new ESG risk drivers and study ESG’s impact on the Banking Risk agenda.
  • Market Risk: The recent years have been shaped by extensive central Banks monetary support, COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. This led to a surge in inflation across the globe and a consequent increase in interest rates by central banks. These events pressured financial markets, households and businesses and banks. Hence, new ways to navigate these uncertain times are crucial for banks to stay competitive. This topic will allow you to explore how recent phenomenon shaped bank’s profitability and investigate new patterns and relationships in financial markets data.

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 motivations and academical interest.


In today’s world, business leaders want to rapidly and confidently reinvent to increase resilience, mitigate risk, and grow with sustainable value. That’s where Accenture Strategy & Consulting comes in. We bring together strategic visionaries, industry experts, practitioners from across every enterprise function, business intelligence professionals, change specialists, data and AI authorities, and many other specialized skills to co-create each client’s unique path to reinvention. You will be a trusted partner to business leaders, working with a diverse team of experts to deliver successful tech-enabled transformation and new kinds of value for your clients. Join our global network of people using the latest assets, platforms and partnerships to help bring ideas to life.

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



  • You are currently a master student who is enrolled in a Dutch university during the whole length of the internship.
  • You have an academic background in one of the following study areas (e.g. Business Administration, (Innovation) Management, Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Engineering, etc.)
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English
  • You have affinity with the latest technological, strategic, and consulting trends


  • You have done Extra Curricular activities such as a board year or internship
  • You are deeply interested in the banking domain and risk function
  • You have experience in banking, risk or quantitative research
  • You are pursuing a career in (Strategy &) Consulting


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 730.000 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
  • Unique chance to experience the real-life job of a consultant Accenture from the inside
  • Unlimited learning: access to thousands of free courses, classes and workshops
  • Membership of our Internship Community which will give you the chance to attend lunch lectures, classroom workshop and build your network within Accenture


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.

! Please note that you can upload your motivational letter and transcripts in the same field as your CV.

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