Thesis Internship – Energy Industry

The future of our planet is one of the most popular topics worldwide. Without a doubt, innovative and flexible solutions are required to handle the future of our global energy system and material flows. Energy aggregators, electric mobility, local energy batteries, climate risk assessments and other topics are examples of subjects that play an important role in the energy transition and sustainability in a broader sense. Accenture operates at the frontline of these developments, combining new technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, machine learning or blockchain) with our deep understanding of the energy system. We are looking for intern(s) starting the 1st of September, for a period of 4-6 months and 32-40 hours a week. Are you the perfect candidate?

Your job
We are offering you the opportunity to write a master thesis with us! As an Accenture intern, you will investigate innovations and new technologies in the Dutch energy sector focusing on current issues like balancing energy supply and demand, capacity issues and a changing energy ecosystem. You will have the freedom and support of Accenture to identify and develop innovations in one of the most rapidly changing sectors of the Netherlands. The Resources community has identified the following research topics:

> Fair Economic value (FEV) of carbon in trading books;
> Accounting emissions across the methane value chain;
> Impact of climate risks on corporate market value;
> Sustainable electric mobility - Advanced metropolitan solutions;
> A shift from focus on jobs to focus on skills (Talent & Organization);
> Connecting the gas (hydrogen) and electricity infrastructure;
> Impact of climate change on assets and possibilities of preventive maintenance;
> Leveraging data analytics and artificial intelligence for power trading and optimization;
> Balancing supply and demand of electricity - the organisational implications for DSO’s;
> New Topic: Do you have a suggestion yourself?

If you are selected for a job interview, Accenture asks you to choose at least one of the topics above and think about how you would approach this topic during your internship at Accenture. You will receive additional information about these topics if you are selected. Suggesting a new topic is possible, provided it combines new technologies with a relevance to the Dutch energy, chemicals or utilities industry.

Your team
Accenture 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.

Within the Oil & Gas market we work at a broad array of project in, for example, Exploration and Production, Retail, IT and HR. Our global presence enables us to assist in large scale transformation at multinationals with the right mix of professionals, both onshore and offshore.

Within Utilities we work with our clients optimizing their asset management capability, grid control rooms, field worker organizations and support them digitizing their energy-networks and help them successfully with the energy transition.

Lastly also the Chemical and Natural Resources market is changing rapidly with value chains becoming increasingly commoditized, renewed focus on effective productivity and the requirements to harness new digital technologies.

Your background

  • Master student in Management, Business Administration, Economics, Innovation Science, Energy Science or related studies;
  • Interested in the Energy Industry and innovation;
  • 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;
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills.

Our offer
Within 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 talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. You will also receive a 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.
Questions? Connect with Sabine Berger,

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.


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.


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!


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!