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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Internship Opportunity for Student of ZHAW Bachelor Programme Data Science

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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About the team  

The Advanced Analytics Centre of Expertise (AA CoE) is part of the Group Data Services. The AA CoE implements Swiss Re`s Technology Strategy and supports its business functions in generating insights and creating data driven products & solutions, be it with our internal business partners or directly with our external insurance and corporate clients. 
About the role  
This internship is an integral part of the full-time study model of ZHAW Bachelor’s programme Data Science, incorporating practical work experience in the 3rd year of studies. 
Are you passionate about technology and would love to join our highly skilled global team? With this internship, you will have the possibility to get in touch with colleagues from various countries across different locations (Armonk NY, Zurich, Bratislava, Bangalore, Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong) who contribute to developing analytics services and solutions in tight collaboration with internal business experts and external clients.  
Responsibilities & key tasks of the internship:

  • Support in developing impactful and exciting data science products by contributing to the end-to-end delivery, including data engineering & visualisation, machine learning modelling and model interpretation/monitoring 
  • Develop toolboxes and solutions that can be re-used across projects 
  • Contribute actively to the team by joining and doing knowledge sharing session, joining the team events, support team efforts, hackathons etc. 

About you  


  • Student of ZHAW Bachelor programme in Data Science as of September 2022 
  • Experience with either Python or R, SQL and PySpark are a plus 
  • Good knowledge in statistical modelling and/or machine learning  
  • Knowledge in software/data engineering is a plus (e.g. code versioning, distributed computing)  
  • Open and curious, eager to learn about new technologies and Machine Learning 
  • Eager to collaborate in a team setting 
  • Good communication skills, ability to present ideas and explain a model in non-technical terms  
  • Minimum German level C1 and fluent in English, an additional language is a plus 


The position will be based in Zurich.

We are looking forward to your application! Good luck!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive workplaces that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.

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