Supply Chain Excellence Internship (Working or Graduation) – Accenture



Company Name / Department Accenture
Contact Person

Marlou Mackus

Location Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Study programme(s)

Supply Chain related master’s program

Community Full membership
Start Date

September 2023

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500 EUR per month

Company Description

Accenture Strategy & Consulting is considered as the game-changer of the business world. Positioned at the crucial intersection of business, technology, and industry. Accenture devises fresh and creative strategies based on trends, insights, and data. With an eye for new competitive advantages, digital disruption, operating models and the future workforce, our consultants offer strategies that prepare high-profile clients for the future of business – and create value in a changing world.

Research-based advice and situational analyses enable Accenture’s clients to act with speed and confidence. Whether you will be investigating difficult issues or identifying new opportunities, your work always comes down to one thing: unlocking value and creating real, tangible impacts.

 Supply Chain & Operations is a major functionally oriented strategy & consulting practice: we help our clients reimagine and transform tomorrow’s supply chains and operations to positively impact business, society, and the planet. We do this through a human centered and data driven approach that encourages our people and clients to continuously innovate and generate significant, sustainable global impact. Built on the three pillars of customer centricity, zero based mindset, and responsible operations & organizations

Project Description

Are you fascinated by the impact that today’s global supply chains have on every consumer and company in the world? Are you eager to bring the digital possibilities to transform our clients’ operations into customer centric supply chains to not only reduce cost but also enable growth? Are you an ambitious student and looking for a working internship or conducting your Graduation Thesis on the topic of Supply Chain? Then the Supply Chain Internship is what you are looking for!

 You will work within one of the three functions within the supply chain team:

  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • Industry X (Digital manufacturing and Supply Chain)
  • Intelligent Supply Chain Planning & Order Fulfillment


Goals of the Project

We offer two types of internships:

  1. Working Internship:

As Supply Chain Intern you will get the chance to experience working as a consultant within Accenture, learn about the projects we do and see the impact we are making for our clients. You will hear all about our colleagues’ personal experiences, get a taste of our company culture and join our great company events!

  1. Graduation Thesis Internship

When joining as master thesis intern, you will conduct research into technology and/or topics currently top of mind for supply chain executives. You will be coached on completing your master thesis by one of our consultants and have access to our broad industry and client experience. Some examples (actual topic to be discussed in application phase):

  • Factory optimization using reinforcement Learning Algorithms
  • Supply Chain Planning using AI
  • Technologies influencing sustainable supply chains


Deliverables depend on the type of internship and the final allocation of the project / company you will be working on and will at minimum address:

  1. Working Internship:

As you will become part of a running project team, your deliverables will depend on the client and type of project. At minimum, you will deliver a report out – compliant to the University principles and guidelines – to hand in and finalize your internship within the University curriculum

  1. Graduation Thesis Internship

As an outcome of your graduation internship, the following deliverables are expected:

  • Graduation thesis: you will write up your research and insights in an academic format – compliant to the University principles and guidelines – to hand in as a final deliverable to successfully finalize your Graduation Internship at the University
  • Accenture report-out: next to your thesis, you will summarize your findings into a point of view (PoV) that you will present and will be distributed in our internal communities

Optionally and in parallel of conducting research and writing your thesis, you’ll get the opportunity to support on ‘extracurricular’ activities, i.e. organizing events, working on internal communication / PoV materials, etc.

Essential Student Knowledge

  • Currently in master’s program, preferably on the cross-section of technology/engineering and business/economics (e.g. engineering, econometrics, operations research, supply chain management, (Beta-)science)
  • High grades (avg. > 7,5) during secondary school / Bachelor / Master
  • Excellent communicational skills (Dutch and English)
  • Proactive, driven individual that is looking to grow
  • Affinity with data analytics and related technologies
  • Preferably experience with Lean Six Sigma, Process mining, Business Process Management, Operations / Manufacturing excellence




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