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Sarah Vollaro <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Accenture Innovation Challenge

Accenture is thrilled to announce the launch of our 2020 U.S. Innovation
Challenge! The Accenture Innovation Challenge (AIC) is an opportunity for
undergraduate students to gain hands-on consulting experience, make a
positive impact in the community, and earn a summer internship with

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 13, 2020. University of Maryland
students can submit applications at the link and please also apply on

About the Competition:

The Accenture Innovation Challenge is a three-round event that gives
undergraduate students the opportunity to bring their most creative ideas to
life by helping a non-profit client think through pressing business
challenges. If selected to participate in the AIC, student teams –
alongside Accenture coaches – will have the chance to exercise their
critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and compelling storytelling
skills in ideating solutions for our client’s real-world business
challenges. Round 1 will be hosted in your local Accenture office; round 2
will be virtual; and the final round will take place in New York City, NY.
Accenture will cover travel and accommodations for final-round participants.

About the Client
This year, Accenture is proud to partner with Waterkeeper Alliance, the
world’s largest non-profit focused on clean water. Waterkeeper Alliance
strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting
everyone’s right to clean water. Waterkeeper Alliance unites more than 300
Waterkeeper groups that are on the frontlines of the global water crisis,
patrolling and protecting more than 2.5 million square miles of rivers,
lakes, and coastal waterways on 6 continents.

Key Dates

Application deadline: January 13, 2020

Round 1 (in-person, 800 North Glebe Road Arlington VA 22203): February 21st

Round 2 (virtual): early to mid-March 2020

Round 3 (in-person, NYC): late March 2020

Contact Person: Lexi Lubin
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Website URL:

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