Internship - Events & Production

The Accenture Innovation Awards is a year-round program with multiple events that aims to connect innovators and to drive innovation together. This year-round program will ultimately culminate in the Innovation Summit. The Innovation Awards team consists of a Central Team and 8 Theme Teams. The Central Team interns are responsible for program management, partnerships, event management and marketing & communications. The Theme Interns are responsible for defining the theme strategy and executing the theme specific tasks, such as innovation scouting and guiding the theme’s jury process. Together you will work towards one goal: the biggest innovation program of the Netherlands. Within the whole Innovation Awards team, you are given the freedom to pursue a variety projects.

Your job

Within the central team you will work on the overall organization of the Accenture Innovation Awards. Under the supervision of the event manager, you will execute the event from A to Z together with your events team. In addition to the main Innovation Summit, you will also organize smaller events associated with the Innovation Awards program. This includes jury events, Scale Up Academies, Summer Nights, Semi-Finals and the Accenture Innovation Summit.

During your internship, you will develop and gain the abilities needed to fulfill the position of assistant event manager. Being in contact with different stakeholders will be key, and you will be able to influence the communication and information processes. Your job responsibilities will vary from event- and project planning to concept development, and tasks such as production preparations, programming and leading a team will be a central aspect of the internship. Also, you will be fully responsible for one of the side events and you will get the full responsibility of one of the smaller projects. We are looking for intern(s) (preferably) starting the first of September, for a period of 5-6 months and 32-40 hours a week. Are you the perfect candidate?

A separate project within the Events Team is being part of the organization of the Junior Innovation Challenge. You will be responsible of forming the program together with the Junior Innovation Challenge team, consisting of Accenture consultants, and our partner JetNet-TechNet. Responsibilities that you can expect are as follows:

Partners: find partners that are willing to contribute to the Junior Innovation Challenge program and stay in close contact with them. Could contribute in many ways, such as organizing workshops, fund prizes etc.

Marketing: working close with the marketing team to design materials that can be used throughout the events and promote the Junior Innovation Challenge internally and externally.

Events: create and lead the program together with the Junior Innovation Challenge team and JetNet-TechNet.

Communication: coordinating and executing the internal and external communication with the jury members, Junior Innovation Challenge team, ambassadors, schools, participants, partners, press etc.

Your team

At Accenture Consulting we change businesses every day using our insights, knowledge and innovative ideas. We get to know our clients and their industries really closely, across our five areas of expertise: Communications, media and technology – Financial services – Health and public service – Products (including pharmaceuticals) – Natural resources and utilities.

Together with the world’s leading companies and our talented international colleagues, we take on the challenge of designing and implementing transformative business solutions, using the newest technology.

Your background

  • You are a HBO student (end phase) or WO (end phase of Bachelor or Master) student;

  • You are a team player with excellent communication skills;

  • You are fluent in Dutch and English;

  • You are a hard worker and able to work independently;

  • You have a “can-do” mentality and can think outside the box.

Our offer

  • Experience within a large international consultancy firm; in which you can build a broad network consisting of Accenture's employees, partners, and clients;

  • A work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will get a lot of responsibility;

  • The opportunity to be part of a young and vivid team of ambitious interns and leads.

  • Partial responsibility for the organization of the Accenture Innovation Awards 2019, in which you get to know world's best innovative start-ups and companies;

  • Supervision by a team of experienced consultants and the ability to learn about the project approach of Accenture;

  • The possibility to execute a graduation assignment or thesis, with access to the knowledge and expertise of Accenture;

  • A fair compensation and a laptop.

Are you ready to join Accenture for a career where you can be yourself and do what you love? Apply now and change the world around you.

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Application process

Finding and applying for an internship can be both exciting as overwhelming - and we believe it is crucial that you know where you stand during your application, and what the next steps are. Our process is short - but thorough - and we'd like to get to know you, and see if we are a great fit.


Found a fitting internship? Great! Apply by sending in your CV and cover letter and let's get started. Contact our recruiters in case of questions, they are here to help and guide you.


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