Zurich, Zurich, CH


Engineering Innovation Intern 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role


Are you eager to help developing new opportunities in our business, following a changing environment becoming more and more digital?


Your role will be to support the innovation initiatives within the Engineering Line of Business, such in the field of parametric schemes and digital solutions. You will work closely with business stakeholders to help make better use of our data, to find opportunities for leveraging them to drive business solutions, to understand the business problem and extract relevant trends and patterns from data.


About the Team


You will be part of Swiss Re's Special Lines innovation team along with four other interns working on a variety of innovation topics related to the insurance industry. The purpose of the innovation team is to inspire a collaborative environment, encouraging new ideas, exchange and dialogue.


For this specific project, you will interact with the Global Engineering team, which consists of around 70 people around the globe, active in providing optimal reinsurance services and solutions to our Swiss Re clients in the construction and the energy sector. You will be exposed to underwriters and business activities related to this line of business.


About You


We are looking for a candidate with a passion for tech and innovation and a desire to work with technical experts and business leaders to drive ideas forward.


You are resilient, passionate, creative, dependable and curious with a focus in execution, taking great pride in attention to details.


Position requirements:


  • Master in Computer Science, mathematics, engineering or similar field
  • Excellent analytical skills; data base management know-how
  • Computer programming skills (e.g. Python language or similar), experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence would be ideal
  • Excellent oral and written English. Other language like French, German are a plus
  • Reliable, open-minded, creative and enthusiastic
  • Delivers high quality work also under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills


Duration of internship: 4-5 months, starting February or March 2020


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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