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Internship – Industry X Innovation Powerhouse

Amsterdam Job No. r00105247 Internship

Job Description

Internship details

  • Period  ~6-8 months (minimum of 4 months, summer internships possible)

  • Hours a week 40

  • Location Innovation Powerhouse office of VanBerlo, Eindhoven (combined with Amsterdam ITO office and The Hague)

  • Start date First of each month

  • Interested?  Please apply with your CV and cover letter indicating which research topic, from the list below, you are interested in.

The work

The Industry X Innovation Powerhouse in Eindhoven located at our industrial product design and innovation agency VanBerlo whom are part of the Accenture Industry X family. VanBerlo is a world-class, award-winning that strengthens Accenture’s capabilities to help clients benefit from the merging of physical products and digital services into connected products and experiences.

The Innovation Powerhouse is an innovative event location from which we offer clients an opportunity to see new disruptive technologies and product design innovations directly applied on real-life business cases in the world of Research & Development, Product Design & Engineering, Connected Devices, Manufacturing & Operations or Smart Services. As an intern at the Innovation Powerhouse you will become an Industry X consultant and

  • Teams You will either join PES - Product Engineering and Servicing: We partner with clients to imagine and invent their future of their end-to-end Product journey and to design their next-generation R&D or M&O - Manufacturing and Operations: We digitize and optimize and bringing digital transformation at the core of manufacturing.

  • Daily tasks As an intern at the Innovation Powerhouse, you will work in collaboration with Industry X experts to conduct your (thesis) research and assignment in one of the relevant research areas listed below. Your final task will be to create a physical demonstrator on this research topic to showcase it at the office or on a big screen and to provide a clear and comprehensive storyline and Industry X offering behind this topic. As an intern you will support with many types of events that happen in the Innovation Powerhouse, from client visits, internal Accenture events, demo journeys and recruitment or other promotional activities. During your internship you’ll connect with many Industry X colleagues from Accenture and VanBerlo and gain a valuable insight into the world of strategy & consulting. Your work location is at the Eindhoven Innovation Powerhouse where you will be required to be present 3 days a week.

  • Research Your research topics can be in line with one of the following topics: Product Lifecycle Management, Virtual Reality & Metaverse, Sustainability, Food of the Future, Smart & Sustainable buildings, Edge Computing, Digital Health, Product as a Service, or Embedded Technology. We understand that this might sound rather abstract, for more information on the research topics please send an email to In case you want to contribute on another topic feel free to suggest in your application letter.

Within all our internships, we offer you the opportunity to develop, learn, orient, build relationships and gain insights into what it’s like to work as a consultant. As an employer, we will be as flexible as possible to support your work as well as your academical needs and happy to help you navigate in the beginning of your career.

Who we are - Industry X

At Industry X we like to do it differently. We embrace change. We reimagine. We transform. How companies design, engineer, manufacture, service and maintain their products. We embed sustainability and bring digital into every part of the company’s enterprise. We create value by strategy and design, unraveling complexities with our approach as a powerful instrument of change. The way we do so is by designing and engineering products, platforms and services that build bridges between users, technology and business needs. Putting people and planet in the center of everything we do to add value to our clients’ businesses.

Are you ready to make a difference? The time for change is now!


Here's what you'll need

  • You are nearing completion of your master's at a Dutch University and are searching for work experience within the field of Industry X.

  • You have a passion for new Technologies and are eager to work on these from either strategic/consulting side or technology/developer side.

  • You speak fluent English and/or Dutch  (spoken and written).

  • You’re interested to start a career in the field of consulting and digital business transformations.

  • You are a team player; you are professional and precise.

  • You can work independently and have a hands-on proactive mentality.

What's in it for you?

Accenture is a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Our people are Change Makers, and to support them as an employer, we make five promises:

  • Work with flexibility, in a culture based on trust

  • Embrace a sustainable growth mindset

  • Live a human-led culture of Inclusion & Diversity by caring deeply for all our people.

  • Lead and transform our clients with technology

  • Connect with our global network of 700.000 colleagues.

These promises are reflected through our excellent employee benefits, including:

  • Career guidance (and academical support) facilitated by your individual appointed People Lead.

  • You will receive internship allowance and a laptop.

  • The opportunity to work hybrid and access to any office of Accenture in the Netherlands.

  • Social activities like Friday Drinks, sport events and parties

  • Membership of our Internship Community which will give you the chance to attend lunch lectures, classroom workshop and build your network within Accenture.

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What we believe

Accenture is an equal opportunity employer. Our leaders are committed to building a better, stronger and more equitable company for future generations to create positive, long-lasting change. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

Our position as partner to many of the world’s leading businesses, organizations and governments affords us both an extraordinary opportunity and a tremendous responsibility to make a difference. Sustainability is one of our greatest responsibilities, which we embed it into everything we do and for everyone we work with.

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all.  Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodation to enable your participation in the recruitment process by emailing We will be happy to assist you.

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