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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Data Scientist Intern

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. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. 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 role & team


We are a highly dynamic and diverse team, and we find collaboration, transparency and agility very important. Sharing these values is a key selection criteria. Our team is spread across the world, your role will be based in Zurich. We advise on major underwriting decisions and further their implementation in costing new business. We assist the deployment of the company 's capital to the most promising underwriting risk pools. There is close collaboration with colleagues from underwriting, finance and risk management functions. Further responsibilities are:

  • Performance of underwriting projects with strategic implications for Swiss Re
  • Advancement of our company´s thought leadership


You would be the part of our Costing Methods and Analytical Services (CMAS) team within Swiss Re Institute's Portfolio Underwriting unit. With a team of data engineers, data scientist and actuaries, you will collaborate to scale the extraction of insurance policy information to build an unified data asset. This will support Swiss Re in making data-driven decisions. You will also work on specific use cases in collaboration with several other departments and promote the data asset as well as new data products. The CMAS team performs many of the analytical tasks on a state-of-the-art data platform.

About you


  • Final year Bachelor student, Master student or graduate with a quantitative background
  • Enjoy working with and preparing data from different sources
  • Experienced Python user as demonstrated in multiple projects
  • Experience with relational databases (SQL), data modeling and hands-on experience with Apache Spark are a plus
  • Continuous thrive for improvement and high level of integrity
  • You enjoy working independently and learning new technologies
  • And most importantly, you are a people person that loves collaborating with others to find excellent solutions to hard problems


Are you up for the challenge? If yes, we would love to get to know you!


Duration of internship 6 months, starting as soon as possible!


Location: Zurich


We are looking forward to your application! Good luck!


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – in all functions and regions at Swiss Re. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Due to immigration regulations non-EU/EFTA and UK citizens must provide a certificate from a Swiss university confirming that an internship is integral to their course of study. Kindly submit the mandatory letter from your University with your application documents.


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