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M&A Business Strategy Working Internship

Amsterdam Job No. r00145484 Internship

Job Description

Internship details

  • Period: 4 - 6 months
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Location: ITO office, Amsterdam. Opportunity to occasionally work from home 
  • Start date: Flexible
  • Interested?  Please apply with your CV, grade lists and motivation letter

The work
You will be an intern within the M&A Business Strategy team where you will have the opportunity to gain practical learning experience by actively supporting the M&A team in serving clients in different sectors and regions. Our Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice combines business and technology expertise and offers services throughout the M&A transaction cycle.
Team: As an intern you will be working with members of the M&A strategy practice in the Netherlands but also across other European countries.

Daily tasks: As an intern, you will participate in projects in pre-deal and post-deal phases and work with our teams on M&A strategy to 

  • Define target areas for inorganic growth and scenarios for portfolio optimisation, 
  • Screen targets to identify potential acquisition and alliance targets, 
  • Perform Due diligence ranging from strategic, operational and ESG to IT and technology due diligence
  • Help our clients plan and successfully execute merger integrations across all functions (IT, operations, finance, HR, supply chain, etc.)
  • Help our clients plan and successfully execute Carve-outs and divestments, where you will participate in the planning, monitoring and execution of separation activities
  • Form Joint-ventures and alliances, helping our clients choose and implement desired cooperation models

Within all our internships, we offer you the opportunity to develop yourself, build relationships and gain insight into what it is like to work as a Strategy Consultant. As an employer, we will be as flexible as possible to support your work and academic requirements. Therefore, during our recruitment process, we are interested in your aspirations and academic interests.

Who we are - Strategy & Consulting
The pace of change has never been faster than now and many organisations are faced with a rapidly evolving competitive landscape. What are the implications of this and what should our clients start doing now to best position themselves for the future?
Accenture Strategy & Consulting helps clients with these issues. You provide advice to senior management  - based on data, knowledge, experience and an innovative approach. Together with a team of experts from different industries, you challenge and devise solutions with impact for clients and society, allowing them to stay ahead of the curve and future-proof.


Who you are

  • You are currently a master's student and will be enrolled at a Dutch university for the full length of your internship
  • You have an academic background in Business, Finance, Economics or Engineering
  • You are Fluent in English
  • You have done an internship in strategy consulting and/or M&A

Bonus points if you...

  • Speak Dutch
  • Have done extra-curricular activities such as a board year or internship.
  • Are following a career in Strategy & Consulting.

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 commit to the following:

  • Flexible working in a culture based on trust
  • A mindset focused on sustainability and growth
  • A culture where Inclusion & Diversity is paramount and people really care.
  • Advise and transform our clients with technology.
  • Connect with a global network of 700,000 colleagues.

These promises are reflected in our excellent terms of employment, including:

  • Unique opportunity to experience the real-life job of an Accenture consultant from the inside.
  • Career guidance (and academic support) offered by your personally appointed People Lead.
  • Social activities such as Friday drinks, sports events and parties.
  • Unlimited learning: access to thousands of free courses, classes and workshops.

You will be part of our internship community that gives you the chance to attend lunch lectures and classroom workshops, which will help you 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 fairer company for future generations to create positive, long-lasting change. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and creative, allowing us to better serve our clients and our communities.

Our position as a partner of many of the world's leading companies, organisations and governments gives us both an extraordinary opportunity and a huge responsibility to make a difference. Sustainability is one of our greatest responsibilities, which we embed in 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 need any adjustments to enable your participation in the recruitment process by emailing We will be happy to help.

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