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“Success is…” at Deloitte

An internship 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 well as vital work experience, you’ll get a good idea of whether we’re the firm for you.

At Deloitte, success is part of our DNA. While our people come from diverse backgrounds, we are all driven by the same desire to succeed. That’s what connects us. Success at Deloitte means many different things: winning awards, losing inhibitions, gaining skills for work, gaining skills for life, making lasting memories and, most importantly, making an impact. For everyone working at Deloitte, from our partners to our interns, success means making a positive impact – for our clients, our people and society.

An internship at Deloitte gives you a taste of professional life and allows you to get ahead in your career even before you have left college or university. You will learn from experienced colleagues and meet clients representing a variety of industries and environments as we help you make a smooth transition from student to professional. On top of that, it is a way to enhance your CV with practical work experience.

What is the Summer Internship Programme?

We are delighted to welcome over 150 undergraduates to the Deloitte Summer Internship programme which runs from June to August each year in our Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick and Galway offices.

Our structured Summer Intern Programmes provide a collaborative, open culture where you will have exposure to everything that goes in a global fast paced firm like Deloitte. You’ll enjoy a supportive environment where everyone is accessible and invested in your training and growth.

Joining Deloitte is your opportunity to become part of the worldwide leader in professional services and consulting, a global network of 244,400 people in 150 countries. In Ireland, Deloitte is a team of over 2,700 talented and driven individuals. Our firm is growing in the marketplace. We’re ambitious and committed to being a leader in the delivery of five world class business areas: Audit & Assurance, Tax, Risk Advisory, Corporate Finance, and Consulting.

We’re looking for similarly ambitious interns who are keen to keen to know what it is like to work in Professional Services and play an important role in our firm. There’s a reason why we were voted the 'Most popular Graduate Recruiter in Ireland' by the students and the 'Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Accountancy and Professional Services' – we offer challenging work and meaningful development opportunities. Above all, you’ll be challenged by the people on your team and the high quality clients we serve to make it a summer to remember.

What impact will you make?

What kind of work will I be doing?

You’ll spend six to 12 weeks in one of our business units 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 Corporate Finance, 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. 

You can join one of seven internship programmes, each focused on a different kind of role.

What can I expect from a Summer Internship with Deloitte?

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 will 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.

On joining the firm you will participate in a full induction programme and will be assigned a buddy that will help you navigate everything even the smallest things to help you settle into summer at Deloitte!

Learning and Development

Our commitment to the professional development of our people is absolute. Focused on technical, client relationship and technology skills, and reinforced by on-the-job learning. In addition to ongoing learning in our world renowned Learning Academy you will have access to the following programmes:

Insight Sessions: We think a summer internship is a great opportunity to meet a variety of people at Deloitte and get an insight into the work carried out within each of our business areas. Our student insight sessions take place each Friday throughout our internship programme, showcasing topics such as innovation in Audit & Assurance and advancements in Consulting Technology.

Skills for Life Sessions: A big hit last year amongst our interns was the introduction of the Skills for Life Programme. This programme gave an introduction to skills that enable us to succeed in all aspects of our life and included everything from your Professional Brand, Dressing for Success, Mindfulness and Healthy Eating and participation in our world renowned Business Chemistry.

The Deloitte International Virtual Experience: Each year, ten interns are selected to represent Ireland in the Deloitte International Virtual Experience (DIVE). The DIVE project offers our summer interns a unique global challenge and the opportunity to make an impact by diving into real issues affecting international business in today’s world. With access to Deloitte leaders and coaches across the summer months, this internship initiative will enable our summer interns to work in diverse and collaborative groups while also developing individual leadership skills. As part of this elite group, our summer interns build an international network and foster relationships that will give them an edge after graduation and enhance their career for years to come.

It’s a small step to a new network and a giant leap toward the future.

What will I learn?

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 inluding:

  • 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 skills to use for all types internal and external presentations and how to plan the research of a project.
  • IT skills including all relevant software programmes.

Who can join the Summer Internship Programme?

We encourage students from all degrees and disciplines to apply to our Summer Internship programme. However, we do require you are on track for a 2.1 degree or higher.

Of course, you’ll need more than good grades to make the most of this internship opportunity. You'll need to be a real team player with an open mind, eager to keep learning, fascinated by business, and can’t wait to get stuck in to complex projects, you’ll fit right in.

How do I apply?

Deloitte is leading the way with innovation this year introducing a fast, efficient and effective online application and assessment process. The scenario-based undergraduate 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.

Step 1: Click 'Apply Now' and start the application on your chosen service line. Complete your candidate profile. 

Step 2: You will receive an email link to complete our online assessment (check spam folder). Just answer the questions naturally as there is no right or wrong answer.
Then tell us in less than 100 words why you want to join your preferred Deloitte service line and upload your CV.

Step 3: Interview: If you have been successful in your application, you will receive an email linking you to our online interview scheduling system.

Step 4: Offer: If we like you at interview – and you like us – we’ll offer you a job.

Best of Luck!

Read our step-by-step guide to our simple, new and innovative selection process. It’s all that stands between you and making an impact.

How long does the Summer Internship Programme last?

The actual length of your internship depends on the service line you join, but is usually between six to twelve weeks long.

Audit & Assurance = 6 weeks
Consulting = 12 weeks
Financial Advisory = 12 weeks (depending on business area)
Risk Advisory = 12 weeks
Technology = 12 weeks
Tax Consulting = 12 weeks

How can I make an impact beyond my work?

IMPACT Day is a Deloitte Global initiative which encourages our people to give back to the local and surrounding communities by providing their time and labor to a number of different charities and nonprofit organisations to achieve a previously determined goal. We are proud to be able to roll out this initiative to our Intern & Co-op group as part of their summer programme. Summer intern Impact Day projects include painting, decorating and gardening. These are projects that would otherwise take up the valuable time and resources of non-profits.

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

And how’s the social life?

The Deloitte Ireland Sports & Social Committee is an active committee, made up of members across the firm, which organises sports and social events for our people throughout the year. From our Hiking club to Tag Rugby teams, there is always something for everyone! From a social perspective, Deloitte have firm-wide social events each year, including our Summer Party in July. All are organised through Sports & Social and always prove to be highly enjoyable events.

Hear from our Interns

From botany to business: my experience interning at Deloitte, David Madden - Intern, Consulting

Why work in a Big four Firm?, Caoimhe O'Fearghail - Co-operative Student, Tax.

What does an inclusive workplace look like? Sarah Courtney - Intern, Tax.

An Interns Perspective, Nathan Huggins - Intern, Consulting Technology.

How an intern can make a difference, Jack O'Grady - Intern, Audit.

A career in Tax, Emma Costigan - Co-operative Student, Tax.

Academic vs Experience, Francis O'Reilly - Intern, Tax.

A day in the Life, Shane Fenton - Intern in Audit.

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