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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Intern Emerging Risk Management

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


As an Emerging Risks Intern, you will: 

  • help us identify new emerging risks by monitoring key media and research outlets and liaising with regional focal points
  • support the development and maintenance of Swiss Re's emerging risk database
  • assist in classifying, clustering and analyzing new risks into common themes for easier processing within the company
  • conduct topical research on key emerging risk topics relevant to the re/insurance industry, e.g related to energy storage, cyber, biodiversity risks, etc.
  • assist in drafting of external research reports and internal briefs on emerging risks
  • support the overall team on e.g. work flow and key communication products


During this internship, you will work on wide range of emerging risks in the areas of society, politics, technology, environment, and economics, and will learn how these risks are identified and captured within Swiss Re. You will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of internal partners e.g. underwriters, client managers, asset managers.


About the Team


Our Sustainability, Emerging and Political Risk Management team has the task to scan the horizon for future risks and developments, to assess the impact on Swiss Re, and enable integrated and forward-looking decision-making. We thus play a strong role in early warning, risk mitigation and thought leadership. The team is embedded in Group Qualitative Risk Management which is responsible for the risks that are not quantitatively modelled, such as sustainability, emerging, political, regulatory, operational, and cyber risks.

The emerging risk part of the team has the responsibility to capture early risk notions as well as to assess and monitor the emerging risk landscape, its drivers and its impact on the re/insurance industry. As a small Zurich-based team with various backgrounds, we act as a catalyst for emerging risk identification. We entertain a network for early signal detection and qualitative risk assessments across geographies and risk disciplines. We contribute by delivering emerging risk insights which help to raise risk awareness, mitigate specific risks and design insurance solutions.

Our Risk Management function helps to ensure Swiss Re's profitability and sustainable growth over time. This ensures we can honour our promises. In other words, Risk Management makes Swiss Re itself more resilient. We help the business not only steer away from risks that could destabilise us, but we also identify risks worth taking, in existing or even new risk pools. We contribute to risk taking by building risk transparency, leveraging our knowledge and experience, and bringing an independent, global (holistic) and long-term perspective. In this way, we protect Swiss Re's reputation and financial strength.


About you


You bring along the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor or Master's degree (completed or close to finishing) in any field
  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written) is a must; other languages are a plus
  • Work experience in private or public sector or research roles is a plus
  • Familiarity with machine learning techniques for text analysis is a plus 


You master the following skills:


  • Positive, open-minded and curious personality 
  • Analytical and results-oriented working style 
  • Good collaboration and communication skills
  • Mature and proactive; showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance and a keen interest in a wide range of topics relevant for the insurance industry


This 80-100% internship is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and will last 4 to 6 months, starting in August or September 2022.


Have we sparked your interest? We are looking forward receiving your application - good luck!


Swiss Re embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We further collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing all of 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: 117025 


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