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Innovation in Financial Risk Management (Graduation Internship) – Amsterdam

Job Location: Amsterdam

Regional Description: Netherlands

Job Number: 00665276

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Innovation in Financial Risk Management (Graduation Internship)

Become a part of the world’s leading organization as a graduate intern. Bring your vision to life and help industry adapt to the changing world of business by building innovative solutions through insight. Start your graduation project at Accenture Consulting and transform your ideas into reality!

Finance and Risk
The 48 largest banks within the European Economic Area have a total credit risk exposure of €7.8 trillion. Within all these banks numerous systems and processes are in place to cope with this unimaginable large sum of money. But risks do not only arise from credit risk, it arises in nearly all the processes within such an organization. To get a better understanding of risks, institutions are constantly looking for new ways to support their risk management practices. In doing so they use complicated models and are increasingly looking to smart methods like machine learning.

Due to the heavy regulatory requirements for financial services it is important that new technologies are extensively researched and validated before they can be used in practice. By doing an internship with Accenture you can help create the required research and validation. So, do you have the strong economic and mathematical background to work with these technologies? Do you have an inspiring idea for a research proposal? Then apply for this internship!

Your impact
Accenture offers you the possibility to experience this new revolution from the front row. You are expected to write a master thesis based on quantitative scientific research into the related concepts, application and value of financial risk management in the Dutch banking industry. Next to its theoretical value, the thesis should generate new knowledge and insights that is of direct relevance to Accenture’s Financial Services department and that strengthens Accenture’s leading position as a global professional services provider.

Next to the master thesis, Accenture offers you the possibility to develop your professional skills. Graduating at Accenture is more than just getting your degree. For instance, we stimulate our interns to engage in extra activities such as writing articles, organizing deep dive or round table events, and networking by meeting with and presenting results to experts in a variety of fields. At Accenture, the sky is the limit!

Place in the organization
Through insight, deep industry knowledge, and new and innovative ideas, Accenture Consulting revolutionizes business every day. Working in partnership with the world’s leading companies, we design and implement profound transformations at the intersection of business and technology. Join the best consulting talent in the world with expertise in more than 40 industries and take business to the next level.


Your background
  • You are a Master student in the final year of your graduation from university with preferably a specialization in the field of business or economics and a strong mathematical background;
  • You prefer a quantitative approach to solving problems;
  • You have affinity with disruptive technologies;
  • You are a team player with excellent communication skills and you are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • You work independently and have a hands-on mentality, you are creative and take responsibility, and you have a strong intrinsic motivation to work on the subject and take ownership over certain areas.
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 other interns within the Financial Services Research Circle and talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. You will also receive a compensation, a limited travel allowance and a laptop.

Additional information
Period: 5 or 6 months
Hours per week: 40
Location: Amsterdam (Utrecht and Heerlen possible after consultation); Flexible workplace (work among our colleagues)
Start date: 1st of September

Are you interested?
Are your ready to join Accenture as a Graduate Intern in the field of Finance and Risk? Do you want to be an integrative part of Accenture’s Consulting practice and change the world around you? Apply online or send your resume and cover letter to stages@accenture.com. For questions about the internship, please contact Michiel Cornelissen (michiel.cornelissen@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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