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Toronto, ON, CA

Life & Health Products Intern - Summer 2021


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?




Every summer, Swiss Re offers a number of students the opportunity to join our interns@swissre program running from May through August. We target students that have a strong academic record and a desire to work in the (re)insurance industry. This is an opportunity to give bright and highly motivated students a hands-on experience with real global issues and the opportunity to launch your career at Swiss Re.



About the Team:

The Life & Health (L&H) Products team is based in Toronto and is composed of talented actuaries that is passionate about understanding and pricing risk in a dynamic, client focused environment that is dedicated to helping our clients succeed. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Swiss Re's L&H Products Team in Canada. We are the market leader and are responsible for Product Development, Research and Development, Reinsurance Pricing of Traditional, Transactional business. The team works closely with other functions and experts around the globe. This is one of your best opportunities to get experience with reinsurance.


About the Role:

This internship will provide an opportunity to learn about the Canadian L&H insurance marketplace, to develop a technical skill set combined with market, product and regulatory knowledge. To interact with team members across different functions and to play a key role in closing reinsurance quotes. As a participant of the Swiss Re Intern program, You'll take on concrete tasks and various projects straightaway, supported by your team. Networking, social and business events will allow you to fully experience Swiss Re's company culture. You'll join our New Entrants Days and you'll get relevant training allowing you to develop new skills. You will support the work of our team in activities such as:

•           Researching actuarial and industrial knowledge/experience

•           Reinsurance pricing model building, reviewing and documentation

•           Process and tool improvements

•           Pricing infrastructure maintenance

•           Providing services to internal customers (ad-hoc analyses, meeting presentations, stakeholder consulting)


About You

As a student, your work will have a significant impact in supporting the L&H Products team.  You will succeed because:

  • Thinking about the future and what it could be gives you energy
  • You have a strong passion for, problem solving, innovation and thinking outside the box to deliver creative solutions that will yield tangible results
  • You are a quick learner, with a demonstrated ability to learn on the go
  • You are flexible, energetic and collaborative; understanding how important team work and communication is, as well as how our attitudes and values impact perceptions


Education and Technical Skills

  • Pursuing an undergrad degree in Bachelor or Master's in Actuarial Science, Mathematics or related fields. 
  • Exceptional academic performance (GPA of 3.0 and above)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Completion of 1 or more internships in insurance, sales, or business is an asset

Abilities and Knowledge

  • Innovative, creative, excited to learn
  • Enjoys the challenge of navigating ambiguity
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Excellent listening and communication skills and the ability to foster strong working relationships.
  • Superior organization skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and deliver results in a fast-paced dynamic environment



The Company is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the practice of the Company to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.
During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request.  If contacted for an interview, please inform the HR Professional of the accommodation needed.

Reference Code: 96865 


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