Summer internships

Are you in your penultimate year of university? If so, you can take part in our acclaimed paid internship programme, which will give you priceless insights into the world of work. You will be exposed to everything that goes on in our dynamic, fast-paced environment and work on projects that make a difference to our clients and society alike.

Learn about work and life at PwC

As part of your eight-week internship, you will take part in our employability programme where you will learn about business, interpersonal skills and teamwork. You will also present to senior partners to demonstrate what you have learned and show how far you have come. All in all, the summer internship programme is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and potentially secure your place on our graduate programme.

Applications Applications for our summer internship programme are now closed.
Entry requirements You must be in your penultimate year of university and on track to achieve a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Locations Dublin (Assurance, Tax, Risk Assurance, Consulting, Deals Advisory and Actuary); Cork (Assurance, Risk Assurance, Tax and Consulting); Limerick and Galway (Assurance, Risk Assurance and Tax); Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford (Assurance and Tax).

Why choose PwC?

Flex your work

Our people are trusted to work flexibly, at a time and place that suits them, to solve our clients’ most important problems. Our goal is to help you be productive, do your best work, and support your well-being—it’s a two-way street so we will need you to be flexible too! When our people visit the office for collaboration and connection, we will ensure a great experience.

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Unlock your potential

At PwC, we help you acquire new skills and offer learning and development opportunities that will elevate your career. We want you to feel empowered to own your career journey and take the opportunities that come your way. We also encourage you to embrace feedback, take on challenging work, and coach and develop your colleagues.

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Be appreciated for being you

We value the unique attributes, talents and perspectives you bring to the table. At PwC, our goal is to ensure that you feel like you belong and are recognised and rewarded for the great work you do every day. You work hard and bring your point of view, diverse background and skills to our clients, so we give you a total reward package that includes pay, exam fees and exam support, recognition and other perks throughout your journey.

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Make an impact

We want to impact the world around us and support you in doing the same. Together, we can make a real difference. We will help you live our purpose through meaningful work and you will have the opportunity to make a difference through our ESG-aligned focus on sustainability, building an inclusive workplace and working with our charity and community partners to drive societal change.

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A snapshot of some of the summer interns' candid moments during their virtual meet-ups.

Summer internships

Hear from our previous summer interns about their time at PwC.

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Which business area will you choose?

Use your knowledge and insight to help clients move forward with confidence.

Refine operations and redefine success for your clients.

Use data to turn high stakes into high growth.

Mitigate threats and maximise opportunities for your clients.

Help companies design and achieve their tax objectives.

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Hear from 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".


"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".


"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".


"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".


"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".


Must I have studied accountancy or business to join PwC?

No. Our summer internship programme is open to students from all disciplines and degrees.

Can I apply for more than one position?

You can choose which area of the business you would like to intern in, and express a preference for your second choice.

How will I know if I've been successful?

Successful candidates will be called for interview soon after the closing date.

What will I learn in my internship experience?

You will learn a wide variety of skills, including:

  • Digital skills, innovation and creativity as part of our Digital Academy, as well as learning the internal programs and applications we use to support our client work
  • People skills, including building relationships, interacting, working in teams, diversity and inclusion
  • Soft skills, including presentation skills, time management, personal responsibility and assertiveness
  • Research, reporting and business writing skills
  • Social media and social networking skills
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