Internship - Innovation in Financial Risk Management


Become a part of the world’s leading organization as a graduate intern. Bring your vision to life and help industry adapt to the changing world of business by building innovative solutions through insight. Start your graduation project at Accenture Consulting and transform your ideas into reality! 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?Your jobThe 48 largest banks within the European Economic Area have a total credit risk exposure of €7.8 trillion. Within all these banks numerous systems and processes are in place to cope with this unimaginable large sum of money. But risks do not only arise from credit risk, it arises in nearly all the processes within such an organization. To get a better understanding of risks, institutions are constantly looking for new ways to support their risk management practices. In doing so they use complicated models and are increasingly looking to smart methods like machine learning.Accenture offers you the possibility to experience this new revolution from the front row. You are expected to write a master thesis based on quantitative scientific research into the related concepts, application and value of financial risk management in the Dutch banking industry. Next to its theoretical value, the thesis should generate new knowledge and insights that is of direct relevance to Accenture’s Financial Services department and that strengthens Accenture’s leading position as a global professional services provider.Due to the heavy regulatory requirements for financial services it is important that new technologies are extensively researched and validated before they can be used in practice. By doing an internship with Accenture you can help create the required research and validation. So, do you have the strong economic and mathematical background to work with these technologies? Do you have an inspiring idea for a research proposal? Then apply for this internship!Your teamAt 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 Master student in the final year of your graduation from university with preferably a specialization in the field of business or economics and a strong mathematical background;
  • You prefer a quantitative approach to solving problems;
  • You have affinity with disruptive technologies;
  • You are a team player with excellent communication skills and you are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • You work independently and have a hands-on mentality, you are creative and take responsibility, and you have a strong intrinsic motivation to work on the subject and take ownership over certain areas.
Our offerWithin Accenture we offer you a work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility and will be guided by a team of experienced consultants. You will work together with other interns within the Financial Services Research Circle and talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. You will also receive a compensation, a limited travel allowance and a laptop.Interested? 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.Questions? Connect with Wieke Agricola, wieke.agricola@accenture.com.

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.

Apply

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.

Assessment

Play a set of neuroscience-based games that objectively measures cognitive and personality traits to assess if you match the job. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to play the games - because every trait makes you a great fit for a specific job.

Interview

During the interview, we'd love to get to know you and see if there is a match with our brand and brand values. We will discuss your ambitions, possible thesis, past experiences and tell you all you want to know about the role and Accenture.

Offer

If we are both happy to proceed after the interviews, we'd like to make you an offer to join Accenture. We hope we can welcome you soon as a new colleague!

Onboarding

We'd like to welcome you to Accenture and are excited that you have accepted our job offer and agreed upon your start date. You will meet all the other new joiners and interns and start your career at Accenture!