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Internship Electroblock - Heerlen

Job Location: Heerlen

Regional Description: Nederland

Job Number: 00595044

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‘ElectroBlock: ethical raw material supply chain’ – Heerlen

Transform the world around you by unleashing your skills and crafting the next generation of technology. Put your expertise to work as part of the world’s largest independent technology services provider and lead the way as a trendsetter in your digital field. We’re ready if you are.


Current situation


In this day and age, almost every device needs electrical components. Most people don’t realize that these components not only require highly advanced production lines but also require tons of heavy and rare metals (aluminum, cobalt, manganese, nickel, etc), which come from mines all over the world. Due to the highly competitive electronics market companies are constantly trying to become more flexible, more efficient and cheaper to secure their market share. This, unfortunately, creates labor intensive, unfair and dangerous supply chains, which even include child labor and slave labor in poor countries. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-20/deadly-mines-linked-to-child-labor-thrive-in-rush-for-batteries Compared to brands that fight for fair trade materials (like coffee, cocoa, and cotton), rare and heavy metals aren’t widely known for struggling with these same problems. Yet compared to the global coffee or cocoa market the demand for these materials will exponentially grow over the next decade as more and more devices we know will become smarter and more technically advanced.


Your impact


You will first research which blockchain platform (Multichain, Quorum, Corda or a different platform) is best suited for supply chain solutions. Based on the outcome of your research you will build a solution in NodeJS using the best-suited blockchain platform according to your research.


The solution that you will build will serve as a proof of concept to track the supply chain of these raw materials using blockchain technology. The proof of concept can be:


• One application, tracking one blockchain per resource (1-to-n) or

• One application, tracking one blockchain for several resources. (1-to-1) 


The involved (fictional) parties in the network will be:


• Manufacturers (who buy the resource)

• Ethics organizations (who give out certificates to sellers and check the compliance of ethics) 

• Sellers (who provide and sell the materials)

• Possibly more


each with their own functionalities and responsibilities to keep the raw materials market fair and transparent.


Place in the organization


Accenture Technology helps clients harness the power of technology and industry insights to innovate, grow, and improve. By implementing the latest digital methodologies and design thinking, staying ahead of the digital curve is our business, and driving disruption is what we do.


Your background


• You are in the final year of your graduation from college.

• You are a team player with excellent communication skills

• You are fluent in the Dutch and English language

• You can work independently

• Knowledge of/experience in: web development (Javascript, NodeJS)

• Interest in: UI/UX Development

• Eager to learn new skills and technologies

• Problem-solving ability


What can we offer you? 


Within Accenture, we offer you a work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility and will be guided by a team of experienced consultants. You will work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. You will also receive a compensation and a laptop.


Additional information


Period: 6 months

Hours per week: 40

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

Start date: 1 September 2018


Are you interested? 


Are you ready to join Accenture and change the world around you? Accenture cares about privacy and we process personal data in accordance with our privacy statement. In order to be compliant with our privacy policy, we kindly request you to apply for the position on the Accenture website. For more questions or information about the vacancy please contact Melina Sica via stages.heerlen@accenture.com


About us


Accenture solves the toughest technological challenges through standout strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Working with over three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we drive innovation and shape world around us. With expertise in more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver ground-breaking outcomes for a new digital world.


Equal opportunities 


Innovation is about bringing different people, ideas, and perspectives together. As an equal opportunities employer, Accenture welcomes all applications and does not discriminate. 


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