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Internship Accenture Smart Grid Services – Grid Innovations

Job Location: Amsterdam

Regional Description: Nederland

Job Number: 00592991


- Job description

Internship Accenture 
Smart Grids in the Netherlands

Job description
In contemporary literature and research, the future of our energy system is one of the topics with the most attention worldwide. Without a doubt, innovative and flexible solutions are required to handle the future balance of energy supply and demand. Energy aggregators, local energy batteries, and other solutions are examples of “demand response” technologies that focus on balancing consumption and production. Accenture operates at the frontline of these developments, combining new technologies with our deep understanding of the energy system.
As an Accenture intern, you will investigate innovations and new technologies in the Dutch energy sector focusing on restoring the energy supply and demand. You will have the freedom and support of Accenture to identify and develop innovations in one of the most rapidly changing sectors of the Netherlands. The smart grid community has identified the following research topics:

1. The future of the smart meter: How do we utilize the smart meter now that most household in the Netherlands have a smart electricity and gas meter?
2. Nitrogen as carrier of the energy transition: Do we immediately need to transform our gas infrastructure into nitrogen?
3. Local energy storage: Although this topic has been broadly researched, it seems the nearby future is still not defined yet. What will happen next?
4. Green energy or green landscapes? Sustainable energy production does not always go hand in hand with the existing landscape; do we have enough land to host the energy transition in the Netherlands?
5. NewIT: The energy field is one of the sectors where NewIT like Blockchain and AI have a high potential impact. How can these technologies be utilized by Transmission and Distribution organizations in the Netherlands?   
6. Do you have a research topic on the intersection of new technologies and the Dutch energy industry? Feel free to discuss a well thought out idea. 

If you are selected for a job interview, Accenture asks you to choose at least one of the topics above and think of a research question that you would like to investigate during the internship at Accenture.

Place in the organization 
Accenture Smart Grid helps delivering innovative business solutions to support the modernization of electric, gas and water network infrastructures. Accenture is at the forefront of the evolution to a smarter grid. From generation to in-home energy management, from strategic blueprints to operational data analytics, and from the board room to the operations center. Accenture provides the experience and skills, global resources, proven methodologies and industry-leading technology assets utilities need to realize the vision of a more intelligent grid.

Are you the perfect candidate?

You are a Master student, in the final year of your graduation from university, preferably a specialization in the areas of: Infrastructure, Engineering, Technology Management;

You have affinity with technology innovations, smart grid, infrastructures and/or the Dutch water market;

You are a team player with excellent communication skills;  

You are fluent in Dutch and English; 

You are pro-active can work independently and you are a hands-on kind of person;

You can work with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;

You do not mind working on a project base;

You have a high level of motivation and drive;

You are eager to learn;

You would like to work in consulting after you graduate. 

What can we offer you?

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;

Additional information

Period: at least 4 months

Hours a week: 40

Location: Amsterdam: Flexible workplace (work among our colleagues)

Start date: around September 2018


We are looking forward to meeting you. Apply directly online through the button ´solliciteer online´ and send us your cv and application letter. For more information about this vacancy you can contact Vera Lehman de Lehnsfeld at telephone number 020-5723230 or via

An assessment may be part of the selection procedure.

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