How To Get An Accenture Internship (Step by Step)

Accenture is one of the most sought after internship programs in the consulting sector. Business students across the US seek to get internships at Accenture every summer. Most of Accenture’s internship roles tend to be in the Management Consulting, Strategy Consulting, Technology or Information Technology Consulting, and Digital Consulting roles.

Accenture hires its interns under the “Summer Analyst Program”. This is the program that staffs a certain number of analysts each summer and provides them with a variety of consultation and client engagement first-hand experience.

Accenture hires roughly 100 interns per summer program. And a majority of these internship programs are paid. The duration of these internship programs is around 3 to 6 months. You must be enrolled in a university in order to receive credits for this internship program.

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Accenture Origins

Accenture began as the business and technology consulting division of accounting firm Arthur Andersen in the early 1950s when it conducted a feasibility study for General Electric to install a computer at Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, which led to GE’s installation of a UNIVAC I computer and printer, believed to be the first commercial use of a computer in the U.S. Joseph Glickauf, an early pioneer of computer consulting, held a position as head of Arthur Andersen’s administrative services division.[1]

[1] Information cited from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accenture#Formation_and_early_years

How To Get An Accenture Internship

There are three methods to getting an internship at Accenture. Each of these methods is defined as our definitive way to getting yourself into the organization and attempting to solicit your desire to intern.

Before we begin, it’s important to note the timing of your internship outreach. All internship outreach should begin far in advance of the summer internship programs. For example, don’t wait until May to start your outreach. Begin in February, when most managers aren’t considering the open positions, yet.

This will ensure that you are considered amongst one of the first to solicit your interest in a summer internship program.

Applying online

The first method is to apply through the Accenture Internship portal.

Most of the time, your internship opportunities will be listed here. But you can send in your resume and cover letter in advance.

Connecting on LinkedIn

The second method is to go to the Accenture LinkedIn page, click on the right-hand side where it says “number of employees” and then filter your results by Human Resources directors. From there, connect with them on LinkedIn and try to send messages asking when summer internships will be accepted. Try to submit your application and cover letter early.

Emailing a manager

The third method is to go to the Accenture LinkedIn page, click on the right-hand side where it says “number of employees” and then filter your results by the type of manager that you might have. Find their name, then go to Hunter.io and use the “email finder tool” to reverse engineer that professionals email address.

Start reaching out to them, asking if they will be hiring summer interns. Be sure that you include unique reasons why you should be considered for the program. Be sure you spend the time figuring out how you might stand out from the crowd. Is it an award you received, merits you have, or something else?

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author: patrick algrim
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Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams.

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