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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Innovation Intern - Data Analyst in Marine Insurance


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?


About the role 


As an intern you will be working with the marine underwriting and actuarial team on specific projects all with an innovation focus. There are several thrilling projects that we wish to pursue in data analytics, effective use of technology or the conceptualization of sustainable business models. Another project around start-up relationship development will require good communication and leadership skills.

The role requires a phenomenal deal of proactivity and the active contribution of own ideas for the success of the innovation projects. The applicant will be required to hold on to specific deadlines and work with an international team across the globe. Flexibility is required as priorities of the project might change during the internship.


About the team


You  will be part of Swiss Re Special Lines Innovation Team along with four other interns working on a variety of innovation topics related to the insurance industry. The innovation team is designed as an environment of teamwork and dialogue where exchanges are encouraged. 
For this specific project, you will work with our Marine team and will be exposed to underwriters and business activities related to this line of business.


About you


  • Master student in engineering, business, environmental, mathematics, physics or relative qualitative science
  • Experience in working with Big Data sets
  • Interest for financial risk management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Curiosity for the marine (re-)insurance environment and underwriting
  • Program skills in one of the following languages would be an advantage: R, VBA, Matlab, Javascript, Phyton
  • Excellent oral and written English. Other language like German or French are a plus
  • Teammate who naturally brings individuals together as needed, across countries and functions
  • Reliable, empathetic, creative and hardworking
  • Delivers high quality work also under pressure
  • Excellent organisation skills


Duration of internship: 4-6 months, starting March 2021!


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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