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Summer Internships FAQs

Before you apply

What internships are available?

We have paid summer internships available with our Assurance, Consulting, Deals Advisory, Risk Assurance and Tax teams.

We are still shaping our 2021 programme. We will give you more details before you interview as to the length of internship available and what your work experience will look like. This is subject to COVID-19 and the government guidelines that we need to adhere to.

Where are PwC's offices in Ireland?

We have offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford.

Must I have studied accountancy or business to join PwC?

No. We accept summer internship applications from students from all disciplines.

What is the preferred education level to qualify for an application?

You must be on track for or have achieved a 2.1 Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

What kind of skills are you looking for?

During the recruitment process, we will be looking for people who can show:

  • Flexibility: Can you handle changing priorities and workloads?
  • Courage and integrity: Are you always up for a challenge and do the right thing by clients and colleagues?
  • Curiosity and creativity: Are you hungry to learn, share and innovate?
  • Teamwork: Can you take on your fair share and work with others to get results?
  • Commercial awareness: Are you up to date with the latest business thinking and trends?
  • Communication skills: Can you listen, persuade and put your point across in different situations and build relationships?

The application process

What is the closing date for applications?

The closing date is 5.00pm on Monday 1 February 2021.

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.

I applied before and was unsuccessful. Can I apply again?

We would be happy to receive an application from you if you have applied before.

How do I make my application?

Just register online and submit your application. Top tip: Pay special attention to the application form, and questions like "Why PwC?"

Let us know why you are interested in working with us, and why you chose a certain department. We also love to hear about any hobbies or interests you have that give us an insight into you and your personality.

How do I add my Leaving certificate subjects to the application?

We have included a section in the application to record your subject results. Due to the large number of subjects, we have grouped some of them together:

  • Languages: French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Italian etc
  • Business studies subjects: Economics, Business, Accounting etc
  • Technology science subjects: Technology, Engineering, Home economics, Design and communication graphics and Construction studies
  • Laboratory science subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural science and Physics and Chemistry combined
  • Other: Irish, Geography and History are not grouped, and if a subject you have completed is not listed please select "Other"

How will I know if you received my application?

You'll receive a confirmation email once you submit your online application form. You'll also be able to log into our recruitment system at any time to track your application.


After you apply

How will I know if I've been successful?

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

Will I be told if I'm not selected for the position I applied for?

Yes. We notify unsuccessful candidates via email.

How can I prepare for my interview?

An excellent way to prepare for your interview is to read our employability guide. It contains essential hints and tips about how best to make yourself stand out from the crowd. 

As for the interview, we will talk to you about how well you understand our business and our services and how you arrived at your choice of PwC as where you want to spend your summer internship.


Your internship work experience

What will I do?

You'll get exposure to everything that goes on within the dynamic fast-paced environment at PwC. You'll be part of a team with the opportunity to work directly for a manager or partner in the firm.

You'll take part in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities with various charity organisations.

You will take part in our employability programme; it includes learning soft skills and teamwork, and presenting to senior partners.

You will receive and react to personal development feedback throughout the internship.

What will I learn?

You will learn and put into practice a wide variety of professional and personal skills, including:

  • IT skills, including our internal software programs and applications to help with your 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

Where can I intern?

Our Summer Internship programmes run in our Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and South East (Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford) offices. You have a choice of specialist areas depending on the location:

  • Dublin: Assurance, Consulting, Deals Advisory, Risk Assurance and Tax
  • Cork: Assurance, Risk Assurance and Tax
  • Limerick and Galway: Assurance, Risk Assurance and Tax
  • South East: Assurance and Tax

Contact us

Careers help desk

Recruitment team, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 8550

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