Thesis/Research Internship – Finance, Risk & Compliance - Financial Services

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.

Become a leader in finance, risk or compliance in the financial services sector! Financial institutions are currently facing major challenges with regard to their ability to meet new regulatory standards and effectively manage their risks and finances in a sustainable, future-proof way. Not to mention the pressure that financial service providers are facing as disruptors have entered these markets, forcing organizations to assess their digital capabilities, technological efficiencies, data analytics and overall revolutionize the way they work. This graduate internship will provide you with an opportunity to dig deep into these ‘hot topics’ and learn about the financial services industry as a whole.

Your job

Your research will focus on topics related to finance, risk or compliance for financial services providers such as banks and insurers. During your internship, you will research different methods of finance, risk or compliance management used in organizations. For example, how certain banks are using artificial intelligence in their ‘ Know Your Customer’ (KYC) operations, how the insurance business is prepared to meet changing regulatory demands, or how banks are planning to mitigate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks as the pressure to do so increases. You will use your insights to develop new ideas for financial services providers with regard to your chosen topic. Together, we will develop a research question that suits you, the financial services provider and your university.

Next to the 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. We furthermore encourage all graduate interns to engage with different parts of the organization to get a grasp of Accenture and the work we do. 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 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're investigating complex issues or identifying new opportunities, our work always comes down to one thing: unlocking value and creating real, tangible impacts.

To be specific - you will be part of the Finance, Risk and Compliance team. This a team dedicated to serving clients from the Financial Services sector. Within the broader Accenture organization, Finance, Risk and Compliance is part of the functional group of CFO & Enterprise Value (EV). CFO & EV is a global group of finance experts providing strategy and consulting services to CFOs of all kinds of organizations. Although Finance, Risk and Compliance is specialized in the financial industry, CFO & EV tackles relevant topics cross industry, such as digital finance, zero-based finance and financial planning

Your background

  • You are a Master student in the final year of your graduation from a Dutch university with a relevant specialization in areas such as Business Administration, Finance, Law, Economics, Econometrics, (Business) Information Technology, Industrial/Financial engineering, or Sustainability Studies.
  • You are a team player with excellent communication 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.

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


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.

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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