Software Testing Internship


Transform the world around you by unleashing your skills and crafting the next generation of technology. Put your expertise to work as part of the world’s largest independent technology services provider and lead the way as a trendsetter in your field. Gain hands on experience and the chance to be certified on one of the hottest skills in the market. We’re ready if you are.

Your job
We strongly encourage students to suggest a topic of their own choice. You are open to submit a research proposal on any topic related to Testing. However, we have provided in the following section some ideas of different assignments you could be working on. Please specify in your application which project you propose or are most interested in.

INTERNET OF THINGS
Accenture brings the Internet of Things to life, we support fortune 500 companies with creating the seamless IOT solutions that helps expand the possibilities for people, society and the economy in our connected world. Accenture is looking for an Intern who can can support Test Services in our own IOT journey.

FUTURE OF SOFTWARE TESTING
The objective of this assignment is to identify the position of testing in development projects. The standard waterfall and iterative development processes changed toward agile processes where the responsibility for the software quality was placed with development-teams as a whole. This caused testing to move back to the role of developers. Even though many believe that a real tester is different from a testing developer, it seems that we (as hardcore testers) cannot claim sovereignty over Quality anymore. Accenture is looking for an Intern who can research if and how the current approach to testing should change.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TESTING.
Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more an integral part of our latest technologies, starting with the simple tasks of taking over human chores. But this brings up a lot of questions, like: how do you test something that learns (or should learn) from its own actions? How can we as Quality experts ensure that we tested enough to be confident that the system (or AI) will improve over time? But also, if we can actually use AI in our “standard” test approach. Accenture is looking for an intern to identify if testing of Artificial Intelligence is different from any other test approach as well as identifying if AI can be used to execute (automated) testing.

TESTING TOOL INTEGRATION
A new trend was observed as a spike in the usage of Agile/Scrum within big companies. In order to match the pace of development in Agile/Scrum, speed and accuracy are key elements which need to be applied at every level. As of now, teams rely on Test Management tools implemented for Waterfall projects which require the adjustment and/or adaptation of processes and changing from them can prove to be time consuming. But companies can also invest in already developed tools for use in conjunction with Agile/Scrum such as the suite provided by Atlassian. An alternative is the integration between open source tools with licensed Test Management tools. Accenture is looking for an intern to analyze the possibility of various tool-integrations.

MODEL BASED TESTING
The increasing complexity of software results in new challenges for testing. Model-based testing significantly increases application quality by improving requirements, documenting the process of deriving test cases, and allowing for controlled test coverage by generating test cases in a reproducible way from the model. Models and different abstractions can ease comprehension of a complex system and ease test generation and automation. Accenture is looking for an intern to research Model Based Testing.

Your team
Accenture Technology leverages design thinking, industry insights, and the latest digital methodologies to help our clients innovate, grow, and improve their businesses. Our expertise, capabilities, and experience mean that our clients (including some of the biggest brands in the world) trust us to find the right solutions for their needs.

Together with talented international colleagues, you will be focusing on connecting the needs of businesses with new possibilities that come with technological progress. Because that's where the real challenges are: inventing and testing things that have never been tried before, getting new applications ready for roll-out, and ultimately guiding our clients to select and apply the right technologies to transform their businesses.
Your background
  • Graduate student, preferably with a specialization in the area of business informatics
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Self-starter and independent worker
  • Proactive, eager to learn and able to solve complex issues
  • Available for 4-6 months
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.

Besides our high-profile, challenging projects and our nurturing work environment, we offer excellent employee benefits, including:
  • A compensation and a laptop
  • Travel’s allowance
  • Guidance by a team of experienced consultants
  • An active intern-community
  • Possible job opportunities upon successful completion of the internship
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 Kim Jap Tjoen San via kim.jap.tjoen.san@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!