HR Summer Internship

Gain valuable experience in global HR.



Discover how a Summer HR Internship at Accenture can help you maximise your potential with stimulating work, inspirational colleagues and leaders, exposure to innovative Human Resources practices and world class learning.

At Accenture, we are passionate about our employees and how their innovation improves the way the world works and lives. Our people’s diverse strengths have grown Accenture to a billion-dollar company that helps transform clients in 40 industries across more than 120 countries.

In Accenture’s people-first culture, Human Resources is a strategic part of our business. Our Human Resources 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.

Applications are currently closed. To be notified when they open next, you can register your interest.


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

This programme is open to students in their penultimate year of university, graduating in the summer. We are looking for people who are doing an HR-related degree or modules or, have proven interest in HR (i.e. through work experience).

You should have the curiosity to learn and eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented and collaborative environment and eager to pursue a future career in HR.


Rewards & benefits

We understand that what you earn and the benefits you receive have an enormous impact on your quality of life. Because we’re always competing to attract and retain the very best people, we continuously review our rewards strategy to make sure it’s the best it can be. It includes:

  • Salary of £20,000 per annum (pro rata)
  • 30 days’ holiday per annum (pro rata) plus public holidays
  • A ‘buddy’ to support you throughout your time with us
  • Opportunity to participate in the Accenture HR Talent Accelerator Programme
  • A personal laptop
  • Application process

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    Online application

    Applications for most programmes open in the autumn. To apply, you need to complete an online profile. You can only apply to one programme in any six month period but if you are unsuccessful you can apply to other roles.

    Discovery Portal

    If you are suitable for the role, you’ll be invited to our Discovery Portal. This is an interactive experience and takes about an hour, but there’s no time limit. You’ll receive feedback within a few days.

    Assessment Centre

    If you’re successful at the Discovery Portal stage, you’ll be invited to one of our assessment centres where you’ll take part in a variety of activities designed to help us find out what your strengths are.

    Technical Interviews

    For some of our programmes, the final stage will be one or two technical interviews with managers from the specialist area you have applied to work in. We’ll give you lots of advice before your interviews.


    Well done! If you’re successful in all the stages we’ll offer you a place on the programme and tell you your start date. If you don’t pass, we’ll give you the opportunity to get feedback.


    Three months before your start date, we’ll ask you to provide evidence of your academic results and two references. We’ll then send you details of your training week where we’ll welcome you into Accenture!

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