Summer Internship programme 2020

Experience our award-winning Best Internship programme

Our Summer Internship programme gives you real insight into what it's like to work with us. It's an excellent opportunity to think beyond your summer and find out if a full-time career in professional services is right 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 you to join us for a summer to remember on our internship programme. You’ll experience the life of a graduate during a paid internship that can last for either eight or 12 weeks.

There are no interns fetching coffee here. You’ll work as part of a team getting valuable on-the-job experience and coaching. Your unique perspective will help make a difference to your team and our clients. You’ll get priceless insights into the real world of work that will set you up for an exceptional graduate life.

You’ll get to choose which one of our business areas you’d like to join.  You can choose to intern in any of our offices: Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford or Wexford.


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Why should I choose PwC?

It’s a place to grow and make a difference

Your progress is our priority. From the very start of your summer internship, you’ll be working with real clients, 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’ll build great friendships, and have the chance to learn from the best. As well as helping our clients, you'll also have the opportunity to take part in our CSR and volunteer initiatives.

Every Friday in the programme, you and your fellow interns gather to learn valuable business skills that will enhance your CV, develop your commercial awareness and benefit you at college and in your future career. Taking part in our summer internship will also position you well for a coveted place in our graduate programme.

It’s full of opportunities for people like me

We value diversity, which is why we accept students from all college courses on our Summer Internship programme. We want to help you discover your potential and a career path that’s right for your unique talents and personality. So it’s up to decide which of our business areas you’d like to join, and we want your individual talent to shine. 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 be alongside people from different backgrounds, with different skill-sets and 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 essential. 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’re sure to make some great friends at one of our many internship social events, which include barbecues, an overnight trip, volunteering days and much more.

As many 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 weekends.


Which business area will you choose?


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

Teamwork and technology are central to everything we do. We work with our counterparts across our global assurance network.  

We strive to deliver innovative and valuable insights to help and support our clients' senior stakeholders.

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.


Join Consulting, and you'll work with some of the best-known brands in Irish business and help them to solve their biggest problems. 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. You'll also 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 insights to our clients and the issues they face. You'll work with businesses across a range of sectors, including technology, financial services and pharmaceuticals.


In our Deals practice, we work with well-known national and international clients every day to help them improve the way 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'll have the opportunity to develop practical 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'll 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 build trust and have confidence in their business operations. You'll develop the ability to identify risks and plan to manage them.  

We work to strengthen our clients' 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 an excellent fit for the Risk Assurance team.


Use your creativity and problem-solving skills to help our clients solve complex tax challenges. You'll work on a multi-disciplinary team and advise the biggest brands in business as they decide how to raise finance, where to set up their operations and how to reward their people.

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 is a brilliant opportunity to see first hand what it’s like to work here. It’s 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, and the opportunity to grow your network. The fantastic work-life balance and the friends you’ll make during your internship make for a really memorable summer.

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One of the best things about working at PwC is definitely the people and friendly atmosphere. I see my work friends as an extended family, between working with them and the events we go to together. My friends working in other organisations envy the close bond all the interns have here. In other firms, there seems to be more of a divide between work life and social life. Here at PwC, they mix on a daily basis.

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As part of my degree, I am completing my work placement in the FDI Tax department. An internship here is a great opportunity to find out more about the business and to see if professional services is the career for you. From the very first day when I attended my interview, the friendly culture stood out, and I knew that this was where I wanted to work. I can’t recommend an internship here enough.

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I joined the Summer Internship programme knowing it was an incredible opportunity to further develop my career. But I quickly realised that PwC offers so much more - whether that’s the social events that helps you to meet new people across the firm, or the opportunities to travel for secondment. The company strives to create a great work-life balance, and it was a great experience to spend my summer here.

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The culture and working environment in the firm are fantastic, and it was an easy decision to apply for a summer internship. I thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility handed to me from the very first day. Straight out of onboarding, I was on client site with my team, attending meetings, gaining insights into our clients’ business and helping them achieve their goals. It is thoroughly rewarding to be involved and have an input, especially when you are an intern.

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Recruitment team, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 8550

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