Job Description

HR Summer Internship 2021

Technology is changing the world faster than ever before – and when combined with human ingenuity, the potential is unlimited. We believe that positive change happens by bringing together different people with diverse experiences and perspectives. Join us and never stop learning new ways to build a better future.

We look for passionate, curious and solution-driven team players who are ready to ignite ideas and inspired to push boundaries.

Who we are and what we do
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 506,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises.

Human Resources
Grow your HR career and capabilities with one of the world’s largest consulting and technology companies. Discover how a summer HR internship at Accenture can help you maximise your potential with stimulating work, inspirational colleagues and leaders, exposure to innovative HR practices and world class learning.

Our HR team is a global network of talented, energetic professionals supporting Accenture’s vision and talent ambition to be the best place for the most highly specialised talent on the planet. We partner closely with the business, demonstrate operational excellence in HR service delivery and we continuously innovate to attract, develop and retain a highly engaged and differentiated workforce that serves our clients and makes Accenture an employer of choice.

Internship Overview
Join us over the summer and you can expect an intensive experience working on a critical HR program, in collaboration with exceptionally talented people across Accenture. 

This four-week virtual programme will give you the chance to discover how HR is an integral part of Accenture. You will be placed on a project and in the final week you will present your findings to fellow interns, managers and members of the HR Leadership Team. This is a great chance to immerse yourself in the HR function and get involved in wider actives. You will have the opportunity to meet with members of the HR Leadership Team that will help you understand the various functions of HR.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work on diverse local and global HR priorities in areas such as Talent Strategy, Talent Supply Chain, Talent Architecture, Talent Analytics, Field HR, and Learning & Talent Development
  • Develop business acumen in addition to foundational and functional HR skills
  • Participate in world class HR learning
  • Work with and learn from talented and inspirational colleagues and leaders
  • Thrive in an inclusive, empowering and aspirational environment


What we’re looking for

  • Current students in their penultimate year of university, graduating in the summer of 2022 on track for a 2:1
  • HR-related degree or modules, or proven interest in HR (i.e. through work experience)
  • Curiosity to learn and eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • High integrity and credibility
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration
  • Keen interest in pursuing a future career in HR

What’s in it for you?
On completion of your internship and on successful completion of your degree, you will be considered to participate in the Accenture HR development program. You will have an opportunity to work on five different assignments across HR disciplines and business areas. You will also have an opportunity to travel on an international assignment to work on a local assignment in a different country. This will help you develop a global mindset and understand how we translate our vision in an extraordinarily local way in a different country. Throughout the program, you will have an opportunity to develop your functional and professional skills through ongoing classroom and virtual learning.

Application Process
We will fill our vacancies on a first come first served basis, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note that the internship will run for 4 weeks during June to July 2021, so please only apply if you are available for this period. Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Full information on our application and selection process can be found on our website. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for applications is 15th January 2021.

We receive an extremely high volume of applications for all programmes and it is sometimes necessary to close applications earlier than anticipated. We would recommend early application to avoid disappointment.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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