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Summer Internship Programme

Humans wanted.

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

Every year, we have undergraduate opportunities available for the Deloitte Summer Internship programme, which runs from June to August in our Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick and Galway 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. 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.

Our structured programmes provide a collaborative, open culture where you will have exposure to everything that goes on 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.

Why an internship at Deloitte?

Joining Deloitte is your opportunity to become part of the worldwide leader in professional services and consulting, a global network of 312,000 people in 150 countries. In Ireland, Deloitte is a team of over 3,000 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, Financial Advisory, and Consulting.

We’re looking for students who are keen to keen to find out what's like to work in Professional Services and play an important role in our firm. 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 and gain exposure to high-quality clients we serve - making it a summer to remember.  

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

Applications for the 2022 intake will open in Winter 2021.

Types of Internship Programmes

You can join one of seven internships, each focused on a different kind of role. Click on the area below to learn more.

Your questions, answered

You’ll spend eight to twelve weeks in one of our business units 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 eight to twelve weeks long between June and August each year*.

  • Audit & Assurance = 8 weeks
  • Consulting = 12 weeks
  • Restructuring Services = 12 weeks
  • Risk Advisory = 12 weeks
  • Tax = 12 weeks
  • Technology Programmes = 12 weeks

*Note that, given current circumstances, 2021 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.

Currently, we are hoping to host our 2021 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 ensuring the safety of all students and staff. However, given current circumstances, this will remain subject to change, and we may be required to change the format of the internship at a later stage. Government advice related to Covid-19 will be followed at all times.

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.

Upon joining the firm: You will 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: 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 throughout our internship programme, showcasing topics such as innovation in Audit & Assurance and advancements in Consulting Technology.

  • 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 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: A big hit last year amongst our interns was the introduction of the Skills for Life Programme. This programme gives an introduction to skills that enable us to succeed in all aspects of our life and includes everything from Branding yourself & your Professional Brand, Finance, Healthy Eating and participation in our world renowned Business Chemistry.

IMPACT Day: During the programme you will get an opportunity to participate in our Deloitte Intern Impact Day. During this day you will put down your typical Deloitte tools and day-job and will go out into the community to make a real difference and an impact that matters.

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 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.

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

Through our award-winning 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 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. Visit our new Find Your Fit to see what service line suits you. 

Tip: Before you click submit on your final application, review your answers carefully! Applications cannot be edited once submitted. 

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. 

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 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 are always a great time!

In recent months, we've had to take the fun online - check out our Life at Deloitte blog to read about how our interns connected and socialised virtually in 2020.

Hear more from our Interns

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.

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During these two months, I was introduced to a multitude of procedures, checklists and the initially daunting (but actually very user-friendly once you get the hang of it) EMS - the Deloitte auditing software tool. I got to interact with a variety of clients from an assortment of industries, and every day was a new opportunity to build on my newly-obtained skills from the previous day and weeks.

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Even before I chose to study botany in college I always had a niggling feeling that I wanted to learn more about business.  Studying science was a great choice and I had incredible mentors, but I wanted to see if I could apply the skills I learned outside the lab. Choosing to pursue a consulting internship at Deloitte was the best way to see what was growing in both gardens (pun intended!)

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I knew I wanted a career in tax but wasn’t sure of what area I wanted to specialize in. This is why the internship programme is so great, and has given me an insight into all the different departments. Deloitte has five main tax departments, and the variety of areas just goes to show how complex and varied tax is.

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