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Internship Accenture Innovation Awards – Central Team / Marketing & Communication

Job Location: Amsterdam

Regional Description: Nederland

Job Number: 00563458


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Internship Accenture Innovation Awards


Central Team | Marketing and Communication


What is the Accenture Innovation Awards?

The Accenture Innovation Awards is a year-round program with multiple events that aims to connect innovators and to drive innovation together. This year-round program will ultimately culminate in the Innovation Summit on November 2nd, 2018. The Innovation Awards team consists of a Central Team and 8 Theme Teams. The Central Team interns are responsible for program management, partnerships, open innovation and client value, event management and marketing & communications. The Theme Interns are responsible for defining the theme strategy and executing the theme specific tasks, such as innovation scouting and guiding the theme’s jury process. Together you will work towards one goal: the biggest innovation program of the Netherlands. Within the whole Innovation Awards team, you are given the freedom to pursue a variety projects.


Start your AIA18 journey as a Marketing and Communication Intern!

As an intern of the Marketing and Communications team, you will be in contact with more than thirty interns that work among the eight themes and central team. You play an active role in determining and executing the marketing and communication strategy with online and offline content throughout this year-round innovation program. Within the marketing and communication team, there is a lot of freedom regarding your role. No day will be the same. Do you like to create mind-blowing content, handle our digital and social media channels, be creative and design, manage content, do internal communications OR do you feel like you can contribute in your own unique way? You are more than welcome to!


Roles within the MarCom team are as follows:  


1. Digital & Social Media Manager

As Digital & Social Media Manager you are responsible for the social media channels of the Innovation Awards (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn). Within this role you will think about the social media strategy (with help of analytics), monitor channels daily, and post the content that has been created. Apart from that, you will work with our AIA website and make sure that the website is up-to-date. Also, you will oversee the ‘event-app’ which will be used before and the during the summit. Moreover, you will be involved in the management of process and planning, collect the right content, contact the agencies and you will make sure that everyone sticks to the content planning and budget. As Digital & Social Media Manager, you will be advised and supervised by the Digital Marketing Lead of Accenture the Netherlands. Basic knowledge about Analytics, HTML and CMS is a plus.


2. Innovation Journalist

As Innovation Journalist, you are involved in creating inspirational, attractive and interesting content about innovation in the Netherlands. This means that you initiate and produce interviews, articles, blogs and videos on a weekly basis. Therefore, we are looking for a writing talent with energy, creativity, and self-dependence. As an innovation journalist, you get the opportunity to visit events, look for relevant content that we can communicate through our different media channels, on our website and to our clients. Within your role as innovation journalist you will get in touch with the coolest startups, inspiring entrepreneurs, opinion leaders in diverse industries and media. Basic knowledge about SEO and content marketing is a plus.


3. Creative Designer

As a creative designer, you are responsible for all visual content that will be used by the marketing and communication team. This means, thinking about how to brand the Innovation Awards and process the content created by the innovation journalist. You will be in close contact with our creative designer department in Dublin. Together with them, you can make beautiful, goal-oriented content and visuals. This role is very broad and creativity is a much-needed skill. Knowledge of Photoshop and Indesign is a plus.


4. Partner Communication

As a Partner-Communication Intern your role involves helping our partners to create more “social” visibility through our Innovation Awards social channels. You will be actively in contact with partners in receiving, combining and creating partner-content. This content can vary from content about partner events and programs to theme based content from our 8 ecosystem partners on Health, Finance, Security, Climate, Nutrition, Mobility, Education and Living & Working. You’ll learn how (Accenture) can benefit from collaboration with partnerships and to find opportunities in every partnership in the field of Marketing Communication. We are looking for a someone with good communication skills and who is well-organized.


5. Internal Communications Manager

As an Internal Communications Manager, you are responsible for developing and elaborating the internal communications strategy: magnify the awareness around the Innovation Awards, enthuse colleagues and stimulate them to engage. In order to inform the whole team and employees of Accenture the Netherlands about all developments around the Accenture Innovation Awards, you will create and design different innovative communication methods. Furthermore, you will organize several internal events, and make sure that all communications between team members runs smoothly. Experience with Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator is a plus.


6. Content Manager

As a Content Manager, you are responsible for the communication strategy and the coordination of all content written by, and about, the Innovation Awards. You are the focal point between the central team and the 11 theme teams and you make sure that all internal and external communication is adjusted to one another. For all external communication, you are in close contact with the Digital & Social Media Manager to keep our innovation network up to date, while taking the communication strategy into account at all times. Furthermore, you are responsible for the content planning and you continuously think of possibilities to transfer content in the most effective ways towards the target group. On top of that, you draft a communication plan around all events with the goals in mind.

What can we offer you?
• Experience within a large international consultancy firm; in which you can build a broad network consisting of Accenture's employees, partners, and clients.
• A work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will get a lot of responsibility.
• The opportunity to be part of a young and vivid team of ambitious interns and leads.
• Partial responsibility for the organization of the Accenture Innovation Awards 2018, in which you get to know world's best innovative start-ups and companies.
• Supervision by a team of experienced consultants and the ability to learn about the project approach of Accenture.
• The chance to shadow a consultant during one of their projects and to take a look ‘behind the scenes’ in one of the many industries in which Accenture operates.
• The possibility to execute a graduation assignment or thesis, with access to the knowledge and expertise of Accenture.
• A fair compensation and a laptop.


Additional information
Period: Preferably 6 months
Hours a week 32-40 hours
Location: Amsterdam, Gustav Mahlerplein 90
Start date: Flexible
Education: HBO or WO
Language: Comfortable with working in Dutch and/or English
We are looking forward to meeting you. Apply directly online through the button ‘Apply’. For more information about this vacancy or if you would like to discuss which role is most suitable for you, you can contact our recruiters at


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