Internship - Resources Sustainability

Internship - Understanding purpose in the transition of the Resources sector and making Accenture internal travel behavior more sustainable.
The Resources industry is facing an era of severe disruption. The energy transition and sustainability targets are driving a re-thinking of traditional business models, with innovation and digital driving further change acceleration. As consequence, we see utilities, energy and chemical companies starting to reconsider their traditional roles and to start to play in a more and more converging market. This raises questions as to what the future of the organization will look like and how to successfully pivot into this new reality. We see this time of disruption as an excellent opportunity to make purpose one of the design principles of the future model of an organization. Indeed, purpose is often a key part of our client discussions around the transition. Companies are seeking for ways to define positive impacts for society and to ensure a long-term prosperous future for the company.

Are you a WO student and do you want to gain experience in the field of sustainability in a big international firm? Then this is your chance! Within the Resources industry group of Accenture in Amsterdam we are looking for an intern starting the 1st of September, for a period of 6 month and 40 hours a week (preferably without a thesis). Are you the perfect candidate?

Your jobThis internship is a unique opportunity to be involved in client related work and to actively contribute to an Accenture internal research project. You will gain experience in working with multiple Resources clients (energy, chemical and utility companies) and will take the lead in shaping a research project on sustainable mobility for our Corporate Social Responsibility department.

During your internship you will engage with a team of experienced consultants within our resources team in the Netherlands to drive the discussion of a purpose led transformation with our clients. Focusing on what the purpose transformation means for them and what it takes to be successful. You will be running our program to drive client discussions, supporting client specific research, driving the preparation of the client discussions and supporting the publication of our purpose blog. This insight is key to drive further acceleration in the sustainability transformation.

The second part of your internship will be to support our Corporate Social Responsibility department. Since fostering sustainable economic growth is at the heart of our environmental strategy, Accenture has set the goal to reduce our per employee carbon emissions by more than 50 percent by the end of 2020. During this internship you will investigate the travel behavior of Accenture employees and the incentives for the choice of transportation. Based on your insights you would determine recommendations on how Accenture can motivate its employees to choose a more sustainable means of transport.

Your teamAccenture is a global company engaged in Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations. We work with our clients to help them become high-performance organizations, through a combination of proven experience and comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions. Furthermore, we do thorough research on the most successful companies in the world.

Orchestrating expertise from across Accenture — strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations – Accenture Resources helps clients in the energy industry envision, design and execute their business solutions at the speed and scale the new digital world demands. Our practice helps large Oil and Gas, Utility and Chemicals & Natural Resources clients to be successful in the complex and ever-changing landscape they operate in.

During both projects you will work closely together with other interns and colleagues. Additionally, you will have support of Accenture’s Corporate Social Responsibility team, the Sustainable Focus Group and a buddy. They will guide you and help you to connect with the right stakeholders in the organization.

Your background

  • You are a Master student from university, preferably a specialization in the area of Sustainability;
  • You’re possessing a hands-on mentality and can work independently;
  • You are a team player with excellent communication skills;
  • You have a perfect command of the Dutch (native or near native!) and English language;
  • You have a high level of motivation and eagerness to learn.

Our offer

Accenture is an incredible place to work and keep learning. By joining us, you’ll become part of a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Besides the work we do for our clients, we’re really proud of our vibrant, diverse workplace culture: we believe in openness and honesty, fairness and equality, common sense and realism. We want to get to know the real you and help you explore and grow - whatever it is you're great at. So you will always have lots of learning opportunities (formal and informal) to improve your role-specific skills and expertise.


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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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.


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!


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