Thesis Internship Strategy & Consulting: Purpose-Driven Banking

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This is you


You find new ways to solve complex challenges.


Regardless the process, you find a way to make it more efficient.


You are a natural-born leader.


You like to find new and better ways to do things.

Are you a driven master student seeking to experience the dynamism and innovation of consulting, whilst explore the ever-changing complex industry that is Financial Services? Are you always curious on how to shape future financial institutions through innovation and technology (e.g. Financial Crime, Sustainable Finance)? And are you motivated to contribute in helping Accenture in creating value and delivering new solutions for its clients? And finally, do you want to learn more about consulting within Financial Services in a young, dynamic, and vibrant company?

Look no further because then we are looking for you! This graduate / thesis internship within our Strategy & Consulting Financial Services practice will give you the opportunity to investigate the phenomenon of Purpose-Driven Banking whilst developing your professional skills and in-depth knowledge of the Financial Services sector.

Your job

Your master thesis research will focus on Purpose-Driven Banking, a topic which is currently on top of mind of financial services providers such as banks and asset managers.  

In this transforming economy, Banks are increasingly facing new challenges and customer expectation requiring them to revolutionize the way they operate. Hence, shifting to a new mindset is crucial to stay relevant. It has become increasingly clear that clarity of purpose in combination with digital maturity is vital for its survival, not unlike Tesla seized a commanding lead in the shift to the auto market of the future.

During your internship, you will investigate how financial services providers use purpose as a competitive differentiator. Additionally, you will use your insights to develop new ideas that enable organization to pivot into the new and create value. Together, we will develop a research question that suits you, the financial services provider, your university, and the FS practice.

Next to your master thesis, Accenture offers you the possibility to develop your professional skills. Graduating at Accenture is more than just getting your degree. For instance, we stimulate our interns to engage in extra activities such as writing articles, organizing deep dive or round table events, and networking by meeting with and presenting results to experts in a variety of field. At Accenture, the sky is the limit! 

Your team

Our consultants in Strategy & Consulting are changing businesses every day using deep industry insights, knowledge and innovative ideas. Positioned at the crucial intersection of business, technology and industry, we devise creative new strategies based on trends, insights and data. With an eye for competitive advantage, digital disruption, operating models, risk & compliance, and the future workforce, we take on the challenge of designing and implementing transformative business solutions, using the newest technology.

Our research-based advice and situational analyses enable our clients to act with speed and confidence. Whether we are investigating complex issues or identifying new opportunities, our work always comes down to one thing: unlocking value and creating real, tangible impacts.

Your background

  • Final year of masters (MSc / MA) at a Dutch university
  • Affinity with or academic background in the Financial Sector (e.g. Business Administration, (Innovation) Management, Economics, Econometrics, Finance etc.)
  • You have affinity with latest technological, strategic, and consulting trends;
  • You are a team player with excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • 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 take ownership over your work;
  • You want to pursue a career in Strategy or Consulting

Our offer

Within Accenture we offer you a work environment* with a focus on your personal development, in which you will get a lot of responsibility. You work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses.

  • You will be guided by a team of experienced consultants;
  • You will receive a compensation and a laptop;
  • You will gain knowledge and expertise of Accenture;
  • You will gain experience within a large international consulting firm;
  • You will expand your professional network.

The graduation internship will be 5 or 6 months, full-time. The location is the Amsterdam Office. We'd like to start the internship as soon as possible!

*due to the current covid-19 situation, we will shape your internship according to Accenture policies in line with the guidelines of the RIVM and the Dutch government

for questions please contact esmee.van.heesewijk@accenture.


Are your ready to join Accenture Strategy & Consulting as a Graduate Intern in the field of digital transformation, technology and innovation? Apply now via the apply button below and upload your CV and motivational letter.

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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.


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!

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