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Digital Experience Design - Thesis Internship

Amsterdam Job No. r00168201 Internship

Job Description

Internship details

  • Period: 4 – 6 months

  • Hours a week: 40

  • Location: Marnixstraat, Amsterdam

  • Start date: February '24

The work

Nice to have you here, we know you’re busy, so we’ll keep it short. We’re a fun-loving team of clever, passionate people. We think, we plot, and we create products and experiences that help our clients solve problems and seize opportunities. Our Accenture Song office in Amsterdam is looking for a research intern to join our Design capability.. This role requires a unique blend of creative thinking, business acumen, and entrepreneurial mindset. As a designer, you need to be able to think on a strategic level and act as a bridge between the 4 pillars of successful innovation: desirability, viability, feasibility, and adaptability.  

  • Team There are 4 teams that make up the Design capability These include Business Design, Service Design, Product Design and Creative Technology. Although you will be part of the Design capability as a whole, you may be aligned with one of the teams depending on your thesis topic.
  • Daily tasks In this role, your main job is writing your thesis about a relevant topic within the domain of Design. Your research may require analysis, prototyping design solutions, etc. Besides your thesis, you will have the opportunity to gain experience within the (design) consulting domain. For instance contributing to client projects and engage in strategic thinking session and workshops.
  • Research We support research topics that can be, amongst others, in line with one of the following topics (1) Sustainable business model transformation (2) Sustainable investing guidelines (3) Customer behaviour in sustainable investing (4) Innovation hubs mapping for clients ​ (5)Trend analysis and signal scanning. We will work together to define the specific topic. It’s important to think of a topic that interests you!
  • Interested? If you are interested, please provide us with a motivational letter where you propose a research topic. You can upload your motivation letter together with your resume in our Workday system.

Within all our internships, we offer you the opportunity to develop, learn, explore career paths, 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 academic needs. We are also happy to assist you in navigating the beginning of your career.

Who we are

Accenture Song accelerates growth and value for our clients through sustained customer relevance. Our capabilities span ideation to execution: growth, product, and experience design; technology and experience platforms; creative, media and marketing strategy and campaign, content and channel orchestration. Join us and bring to life bold ideas with the biggest impact through the unlimited potential of creativity, technology, and intelligence. Visit us at:

Song is one of five services that make up one Accenture – the others are Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, and Industry X.

The Design team is comprised on 4 sub-teams

  • Business Design The team focuses on developing innovative business models, value propositions, and go-to-market strategies, collaborating closely with stakeholders across departments.
  • Service Design We create user-centric service experiences by mapping customer journeys, identifying pain points, and designing service blueprints, collaborating with various departments.
  • Product Design We design and improve physical or digital products, considering user needs and preferences, collaborating with cross-functional teams for successful product development and launch.
  • Creative Technology This team merges creativity and technical expertise to explore emerging technologies and integrate them into innovative solutions, collaborating with design, development, and other teams.


Here's what you'll need

  • Studying a MSc degree (must), preferably in the area of (strategic) product design, innovation management, strategic entrepreneurship, business administration or business economics
  • Fluency or basic experience in at least two of the following areas and methodologies: UX/UI design, service design, business model innovation, value proposition design, lean startup, frame innovation, venture design, design thinking, human-centered design, strategy design
  • You are a team player
  • You work independently, have a hands-on mentality and take responsibility;
  • Communicate ideas in excellent English and Dutch

Bonus point if you have

  • You are familiar with the innovation funnel, you know how to take a promising idea from intuition and analysis into market launch and scale-up phase
  • You are passionate about trying out new things and experimenting with new tools and methods rather than focusing on best practices, you use ambiguity and uncertainty to your advantage to generate innovative outcomes 
  • You can’t stop talking about innovative startups and technological innovations, and love to get inspired and inspire others with new business model examples  
  • You love to work across cultures and disciplines, you take ownership of task and can proactively balance individual work with team collaboration  
  • You can pitch an idea or concept with your enthusiasm and passion to buy in an audience and are familiar with the basics of storytelling 

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 
  • Social activities like Friday Drinks, sport events and parties 
  • Unique chance to experience the real-life job of a consultant Accenture from the inside 
  • Membership of our Internship Community which will give you the chance to attend lunch lectures, classroom workshop and build your network within Accenture 

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. 

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