Internship - Scenario analysis for the energy system in Europe

  • 13th month pay & Holiday allowance
  • Bonus Program
  • 26 holidays
  • Training & Learning opportunities
  • Laptop & Smartphone
  • 32-40 hours p.w.

In recent years, the European Union has set ambitious targets towards a carbon-free energy transition. The current focus on the employment of vast amounts of renewable energy worldwide, and on massive CO2 reduction, highlights the need for the rapid development of technology for the production, storage, transportation and distribution of renewable energy. In addition to electricity, we need other forms of energy carriers, such as hydrogen, that are more suitable for energy storage and transportation. Your jobThe aim of this project is to study the future energy system in central and west Europe to fulfill the EU targets for reducing the CO2 emission by 2050. To this end, we will develop several scenarios between 2030 and 2050 for few countries or regions in Europe to include different energy mix, different technologies, and different approaches for energy storage and transport. During your internship, you will build these scenarios using the two existing EU modeling tools (in Excel and python) and you will do cost analysis and sensitivity analysis to provide a thorough comparison between different scenarios. The possibilities for including different energy sources and energy carriers, different storage options, different technologies, all other requirements in each of the energy model scenarios are embedded in the modeling tools to be used, and you need to ger familiar with the interface and to possibly adapt the model where needed. Additionally, you will work closely with experts at Accenture to supplement insights and analyze the findings, bringing this together into an in-depth perspective of the future energy system of central and west Europe. Team and work environmentYou will work in a mixed, international team. You will be part of the Accenture Research team in the Netherlands, working closely with colleagues from the Utilities and Energy teams locally. During the research, you will interact on regular basis with experts of Accenture Global Research across the world, and you will have the opportunity to contribute to global initiatives.
Your background
  • You are enrolled at a Dutch University
  • You are in the last year of university (master), ideally in technical studies or economics, with affinity to the energy sector;
  • You have experience with energy system modeling
  • You are familiar with renewable energy technologies and different energy carriers;
  • You are have experience modeling in both Excel and Python
  • You are a team player, and have strong verbal and written communication skills in English and an ability to work with colleagues from different cultures and locations;
  • You take initiative and can work independently (in a supportive environment).
What we offer
  • You will receive close support from your direct supervisor, as well as from a team of experienced consultants;
  • You will receive internship compensation, and a laptop;
  • The internship offers you the opportunity to conduct your thesis research, supported by the guidance and expertise of Accenture’s Research experts;
  • You will gain experience of working in a leading global consultancy and technology firm.
Practical information
  • Duration: 6-8 months
  • Weekly work hours: 40
  • Location: Amsterdam: flexible work station
  • Start date: As soon as available
Interested? We are looking forward to meeting you. Apply directly online through the button ‘Apply’. For more information about this vacancy or if you would like to discuss which role is most suitable for you, you can connect with Wieke Agricola, wieke.agricola@accenture.comAbout AccentureAccenture is a global professional services company with a full range of services and solutions in the areas of strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With unparalleled experience and specialized skills in more than 40 market sectors and all business functions Accenture operate at the intersection of business and technology. These activities are supported by the largest global delivery network. The extensive range of Accenture enables customers to continuously improve their performance and create sustainable value for shareholders. With more than 394,000 people who support customers in over 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. About Accenture Research Accenture Research provides data, analysis and insights to Accenture, working closely with the senior executives in each of the industries, geographies and businesses. We have nearly 290 researchers in our global team. Most specialize in an industry (such as Chemicals) or Growth Platform (such as Strategy or Digital); some bring a particular research skill (such as survey research or economic value modelling) and many combine two or more areas of expertise. On any given project we will bring together researchers with the best combination of industry, geographic and technical skills to provide the relevant expertise for the particular task.

Application process

Applying for jobs 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 vacancy or role? 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.

First 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 and past experiences and tell you all you want to know about the role and Accenture.

Second interview

In the second interview, our senior management would love to get to know you. We will continue to discuss your ambitions, past experiences and we can answer any question you have about the position and work at 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 new joiners and start your career at Accenture.