Summer Internships 2019

More than just an internship

Our Summer Internships give you a real experience of what it is like to work with us, and a great opportunity to discover first-hand if professional services is the career for you.

Join us for a summer to remember

Are you in your second last year of university and on track to receive a 2.1 or above? If so, we’d love to have you join us for a summer to remember. You can choose to intern in any of our offices; Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford or Wexford. You’ll experience the life of a PwC graduate during a fully paid internship that can last for either eight or 12 weeks.

You’ll get to choose which one of our business areas you’d like to join. You’ll work as part of a team getting valuable on-the-job experience and coaching. There’s no interns fetching coffee in PwC - your unique perspective will help make a difference to your team and our clients. You’ll get priceless insights into the real world that will set you up for an exceptional graduate life.


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Why should I choose PwC?

It’s a place to grow and make a difference

At PwC, your progress is our priority. You’ll be working with clients, learning from your team, sharing your unique perspective and making a difference. The work you do will be as varied and interesting as the clients you’ll work with. You can expect to work with the biggest brands in Irish and international business, building strong relationships and getting the chance to learn from the best.

Each Friday you’ll come together with your fellow interns to learn valuable business skills that will enhance your CV, develop your commercial awareness and benefit you both in college and your career. Your summer internship will also greatly position you for a coveted place on our graduate programme.

It’s full of opportunities for people like me

We value diversity at PwC which is why we accept students from all college courses. We want to help you discover your potential and find a career path that’s right for your unique talents and personality. So it’s up to to decide which of our business areas you’d like to join; you can choose to build on your strengths, or stretch yourself in a completely new field.

Whichever area you choose to work in, you'll work with people from different backgrounds, with different skill-sets and different types of expertise. Being yourself, and lending your individuality to the mix is what will lead you - and us - to success.

It’s more than a place to work

We know your summer break is important. You work hard all year in college and you deserve to have some fun during the summer! Our social scene is one of the best things about working here. You’ll be starting alongside lots of other interns so you’ll be sure to make some great friends at one of our many social events, which include barbeques, an overnight trip, volunteering days and much more.

As any of our graduates will tell you, your life won't be on hold from Monday to Friday. We care about your life in and outside of work and we want you to live it to the fullest. You’ll enjoy a 3pm finish on Fridays - perfect for making the most of your week-end.

Which business area will you choose?


In our assurance practice, we work with a range of start-ups, private companies and global corporations, including many of Ireland’s top 100 companies. Our work helps them to solve their problems and provide confidence in their strategies.

Teamwork and technology are central to everything we do, and we work closely with our global counterparts across the PwC assurance network.  

We work closely with senior stakeholders and we strive to deliver innovative and valuable insights to help and support them.

During your summer with us, you will have the opportunity to develop real insights into the companies we work with.  You will work on real projects, and discover if a career in assurance is the right fit for you.


If you join consulting you’ll work with some of the best known brands in Irish business and help them to solve their biggest issues. You’ll help our clients innovate and find new ways to improve their operations and performance.

You’ll get to work in a variety of different areas - strategy, management, technology and risk - and get the chance to develop a range of skills that will stand to you in the rapidly evolving world of business.

As a consulting intern, your communication skills and ability to advise will help bring fresh insight to our clients and the issues they face. You’ll work with businesses across a range of sectors, including financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology.


In our deals practice, we work with well-known national and international clients and top executive management on a daily basis to help them improve the ways that they function and face the future.

During your summer with us, you will use your analytical, technical and communication skills to work on real client projects. You will have the opportunity to develop real insights into the companies we work with, and discover if a career in deals is the right fit for you.

Risk Assurance

There has never been a more exciting time to help build trust and confidence - change is the new constant and the opportunities and risks arising from disruption is significant. If you join our risk assurance practice you get the chance to work with our largest clients as part of a highly skilled team.

You’ll use your analytical and technical skills to help our clients clients build trust and have confidence in their business operations, identify risks to their processes and plan to manage those risks.  We work to strengthen their processes and improve their performance and efficiency. If you’re able to see the big picture and willing to learn about how business works, you’ll be a great fit for the risk assurance team.


Use your creativity and problem-solving skills to help our clients solve their complex tax challenges, like deciding how to raise finance, where to set up their operations and how to reward their people. You’ll work on a multi-disciplinary team and advise the biggest brands in business across all kinds of industries.

There are five areas different areas in tax for you to choose from: domestic and international outbound, financial services, Foreign Direct Investment, indirect tax and people and organisation.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop real insights into the companies we work with. If you want to work in a fast paced, intellectually challenging field that never stands still, tax is the place for you.

Hear from our past interns


An internship at PwC is a brilliant opportunity to see first hand what it’s like to work there.

Straight after onboarding, I joined a team and worked closely with a manager who gave me responsibility for certain tasks. This helped me to understand what would be expected of me as a graduate in the firm.

A PwC internship is fast paced and dynamic and that means that the development you get from it is rapid, too. You get structured weekly training sessions to grow your interpersonal and technical skills.

But the best aspect was the opportunity to grow my network. I joined the firm with over 100 other interns from all kinds of other courses. That meant I got a great opportunity to work closely with people I wouldn’t ordinarily have had the chance to meet.

The fantastic work-life balance and the friends I made during the internship at PwC made for a very memorable summer.

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PwC offered an excellent Summer Internship that included working on the office floor and regular workshops for practical professional skills. They also had the best reputation for Tax services so were an obvious choice for me when I decided where to apply.

Many elements of working life appealed to me while in PwC: the active involvement in client projects and the Friday workshop programs where I made a great group of friends.

The culture was what really stood out for me throughout my internship and after joining as a graduate. From my first day in PwC I felt that every person I interacted with was genuinely interested in making my experience easy and enjoyable.

I got to work with partners from across all lines of service and regular social events were opportunities to make friends amongst the other interns. These collective activities really show the culture of cooperation in PwC and were a great motivation for me to continue my career with the company.

The culture has continued to be my favourite part of working for PwC as a graduate.

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As part of my college degree I am completing my work placement in the FDI Tax department in PwC.

I decided to do an internship in PwC as this was a great opportunity to find out more about the area of Tax and to see if it was for me. After researching different internship programmes, PwC was the obvious choice.

From the very first day in the building, when I attended my interview, the friendly culture stood out. I knew that this is where I wanted to work.

PwC is more than just a place to work, it’s a place full of opportunities, with a friendly, welcoming and open culture and a place where you can grow yourself personally and professionally. Looking back on my Summer Internship in PwC, I could not recommend it enough.

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I joined the PwC Summer Internship programme knowing it was an incredible opportunity to further develop my career. Immediately I realised that PwC offers so much more whether that be the vast amount of social events organised to meet new people across the firm or the great opportunity to travel for secondment. It was quickly evident that PwC strives to create a great work life balance.

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Last summer was the beginning of a wonderful journey as an intern with PwC for 12 weeks. Not only did I make great memories, it has improved my personal and career development.  

I had the opportunity to work and learn, doing real client work in the Asset and Wealth Management department. Through PwC’s structured training, designed for the internship program, I learned all I needed to know and more. All you needed was to ask and help was at hand.

It was not all work. We attended some fun events where I was able to build and extend my network and make lasting friendships. Our days spent on charity engagements helped us to make a difference to society and those in need.

PwC is a place where the future begins, careers are built and dreams are made. A place where you are valued, and where you have an opportunity to add value. Be prepared to be the best you can be.

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Recruitment team, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 8550

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