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The Deloitte Student Academy

A Summer Internship that can lead to so much more.

Spending your summer at Deloitte is a fantastic way to get up close to the world of business, find out what excites and inspires you, and where it could take you. As the second step of our Student Academy, as well as vital work experience, during your internship, you’ll get a good idea of whether we’re the firm for you. Deloitte is passionate about making an impact that matters, one future at a time.

Applications for 2024 ARE OPEN!

Applications for the Deloitte Student Academy 2024 - Summer Internship Programme are open until the 27th of January 2024. 

Apply here!

Every year, we have opportunities available for undergraduate students to join our Summer Internship Programme, part of the Deloitte Student Academy. The internship runs between June and August in our Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway, and Limerick offices.

You'll get a taste of professional life, allowing you to get ahead in your career before you've even left college or university. Work on challenging and innovative projects fully supported by your team, with some of the world's largest and most prestigious organisations, and gain exposure to different sectors and industries, as we help you make a smooth transition from student to professional. On top of that, you'll enhance your CV with practical work experience.

Our structured Student Academy Programmes provide a collaborative, open culture where you will have exposure to everything that goes on in a global, fast-paced organisation like Deloitte.

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Why an internship at Deloitte?

When you join us, you join the worldwide leader in professional services and consulting, with a global network of 312,000 people in 150 countries. In Ireland, Deloitte is a team of over 3,000 talented and driven individuals delivering services across five world-class business areas: Audit & Assurance, Tax, Risk Advisory, Financial Advisory, and Consulting. There’s a reason why we're an award-winning workplace – we offer challenging work and meaningful development opportunities.

Above all, you’ll be supported by the people on your team, accelerate your development and growth, and gain exposure to high-quality clients and projects - making it a summer to remember.

What our people think of Deloitte:

The Deloitte Student Academy Internship Programmes

You can join ONE of the internship programmes below, each in a different area, focused on specific technical, client relationship, and technology skills, and reinforced by on-the-job learning. Click on the area you're interested to learn more.

Your questions, answered

You’ll spend nine to twelve weeks in one of our business areas between June and August, whilst getting a taste for what it’s really like to work in the largest professional services firm in the world.

Each of our internships has a different focus, so your work will differ depending on the kind of role you choose. If it’s Audit & Assurance, for example, you’ll be working with a team that advises clients on their accounting systems and controls, ways to improve them and reduce risk. In Financial Advisory, its all about working in a team that advises clients on buying or selling a business for example. Whereas, in Technology, you’re more likely to be in a team designing new systems or developing IT strategy. 

All of our projects are about problem solving, which happens best when we work collaboratively. Throughout your internship, you’ll connect with colleagues across different teams to tackle challenges for our clients. As well as this, you’ll develop the kind of rounded business skills that will serve you well regardless of where your future takes you.

With more projects focused on technology and the latest digital developments, we approach every client with a clear eye on the future. It’s that vision that enables us to help the biggest businesses make some of their biggest decisions.

The actual length of your internship depends on the service line you join, but is usually between nine to twelve weeks long between June and August each year*. Consider the below as a guideline:

  • Audit & Assurance: 9 weeks
  • Consulting: 12 weeks
  • Restructuring Services: 12 weeks
  • Risk Advisory: 12 weeks
  • Tax: 12 weeks
  • Technology: 12 weeks

*Note that, given current circumstances, internship dates and durations may be subject to change. Government advice related to Covid-19 will be followed at all times.

There are opportunities available in our Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick and Galway offices.

Aligned with our Deloitte Works policy, we host our interns using a hybrid format, working from our offices as well as remotely. Our goal is for you to get the Deloitte experience in person, whilst still allowing you flexibility and trust to work from home when suits you and your team. 

We believe that in-person collaboration will enhance your experience, so we encourage all our interns to make the most of this opportunity to kickstart your career and learn from our team of experts.

From the moment you join, you’ll be working in a team, valued for the unique contribution you make and the fresh ideas you bring. You'll gain hands-on project experience working with professional and experienced teams. You'll be encouraged to think for yourself and use your initiative within your team delivering pioneering solutions for our clients. You will also develop the kind of rounded business skills that will serve you well regardless of where your future takes you. And you’ll get all the learning support you need to develop yourself both personally and professionally.

When you join: You'll participate in a full induction programme including a warm welcome, key skills, technical training and team building. You will also be assigned a buddy that will help you navigate everything even the smallest things to help you settle into summer at Deloitte and start to grow your network!

Learning and development: You’ll be well-supported throughout the summer and have plenty of scope to expand your skills. Examples include:

  • Insight Sessions: We think a summer internship is a great opportunity to meet a variety of people and get an insight into the work carried out within each of our business areas. Our insight sessions take place throughout our internship programme, showcasing topics such as innovation in Audit & Assurance and advancements in Consulting Technology.
  • Presentation Skills: An interactive session where you have an opportunity to develop your presentation skills that will support you in college and in your future careers, learning key skills, tips and tricks and practicing in a safe space with real time feedback.
  • Skills for Life Sessions: This programme gives an introduction to skills that enable us to succeed in all aspects of our life and includes everything from Professional Brand, Finance, Healthy Eating and participation in our world-renowned Business Chemistry.

We hope after your summer with us that you will come away with a selection of skills that will give you an amazing start to your career including:

  • People skills, including working in diverse teams and building relationships to help you succeed.
  • Soft skills, including presentation and communication skills, time management, business acumen, corporate and personal responsibility.
  • Business writing and presentation skills, helpful for all types of presentations and in planning the research of a project.
  • IT and tech skills including software and technologies related to your role.

As you’d expect, the specific training you’ll get depends on the kind of role you choose. And we’ll do everything we can to help you succeed and lead as an expert in your field. 

Combined with strong academic results, we are seeking people who are analytical, confident, self-aware, results orientated and want to develop leadership skills early in their career. We encourage applications from a wide range of disciplines including business, engineering, maths, science, law, technology and arts, amongst others. Our success consistently lies in the fact that we recruit people who look at complex issues through a different lens.

Other requirements include:

  • Achieved or are currently on target for a 2.1 honours degree or higher
  • A high level of self-motivation and commitment
  • The ability to analyse and work through complex problems
  • Flexibility, resilience and intellectual curiosity
  • A proactive approach to work
  • Ability to collaborate and work well within a team environment
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Demonstrated leadership, creative problem solving and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, work on multiple assignments, and manage change

Apply now

Through our refreshed, innovative online application and assessment process. The scenario-based graduate recruitment assessment presents graduates with situations they are likely to encounter at Deloitte and provides a robust understanding of what makes people successful at the firm.

Read our step-by-step application guide

How do I know which area to apply for?

Choosing an area of our business that interests you and aligns to your studies can seem overwhelming. Completing our Virtual Experience Programme will give you a good idea of which area would suit you. 

At Deloitte, we’re driven to create positive progress for our clients, people and society. During your time with us you'll have opportunities to make an impact beyond your day-to-day role - including taking part in our WorldClass volunteering initiatives, which you can easily sign up for in our online Deloitte Volunteer Hub.

Read more about Corporate Responsibility at Deloitte and making an impact that matters in our community. 

We’re a firm with many opportunities to network and meet new people. Aside from our regular virtual coffees and team events, you can join societies of all kinds, ranging from golf and surfing to tag rugby and running. At Deloitte, everyone’s invited. See what we've been up to lately on our Instagram page or visit our Life at Deloitte blog to read about how our interns have connected and socialised in a hybrid format!

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I thoroughly enjoyed the internship and gained an insight into Deloitte’s diverse range of industries and clients. I chose to return after I finished college due to this positive experience and how friendly and approachable everyone was. I have been in Deloitte for three years now and my opinion has remained unchanged.

Meena, Audit

I was immediately engaged in team building and co-creating. Over time my responsibilities as an intern grew, and with that so did my skills. After the completion of each task, the cherry on top was regularly receiving feedback from my team and career coach – I found this aspect of mentorship excellent.

Carol, Consulting

I was finishing my Master’s degree before I joined as a graduate. My Deloitte internship back in 2019 went exceedingly well and I was excited to come back! I’ve since been involved in a client project, and trained and upskilled on business analysis, RPA, and SAP.

Pranjal, Technology

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