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Zurich, Zurich, CH

European Economist 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. 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


In this role at Group Economic Research and Strategy, you will actively contribute to the formulation of our European macroeconomic forecasts and analysis, as well as support our client and public policy outreach. The role is an excellent stepping stone within the company with frequent exposure to senior management and other teams. You should expect a dynamic environment and be able to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and autonomy in your daily work.


Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Support development of views and outlook on key macroeconomic variables for European economies (e.g. GDP growth, inflation, interest rates, central banks). Closely monitor and assess also broader economic, political, and financial market developments
  • Conduct quantitative analysis and modelling on macroeconomic topics
  • Support Swiss Re's thought-leadership topics and client outreach by writing reports and preparing high-quality presentations
  • Support Group Chief Economist and European Chief Economist in various tasks (e.g. writing background notes, designing slides, some administrative tasks)


About the Team


Group Economic Research and Strategy (GERS) is part of the Swiss Re Institute, and is responsible for analysing and forecasting the global macroeconomic and insurance market environment. GERS holds a crucial role in steering Swiss Re's capital allocation for both sides of the balance sheet. The team also drives thought leadership on topics of strategic importance and is responsible for Swiss Re's flagship Sigma publication series.
The team is located across geographies, is highly visible and interacts with a wide variety of key partners and decision makers across Swiss Re and externally.


About You


  • In the process of completing or already successfully completed a university degree in Economics or Finance.
  • Ability to break down, communicate and visualize often complex concepts in an easy and digestible way. Both written and verbal communication skills are excellent in English; German would be a plus
  • Strong analytical skills, including ideally econometric and programming skills in one of the major statistical softwares/programming languages (R, Stata, Matlab, Python)
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) is required
  • Highly motivated with a can-do attitude; dedication to continuous learning and willingness to challenge and improve the status quo
  • Very agile, open-minded and curious personality with ability to work under tight timelines
  • Mature and proactive; showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment


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


Location: Zurich 


We are looking for 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, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We further collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing all our employees with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where we work most effectively.


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. 

Reference Code: 108857 


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