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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Intern GEO Solutions

 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


Do you love being challenged and to develop methods to spatially visualize datasets? Do you like to find sensible solutions to complex problems which are still pragmatic? Are you excited by the prospect of applying state of the art geo

spatial technologies to generate tangible commercial value? Are you an ambitious person who strives to develop personally and professionally? Do all geo related challenges excite you?


If yes, we would love to get to know you. In the role as Intern Geo Solutions you will:


  • contribute to projects of global reach within Swiss Re Institute and across all Swiss Re businesses by collaborating closely with other team members and across different departments.
  • improve the sourcing and quality of geo related datasets, online services, and processing methods, conduct uncertainty analysis due to displacement which are the fundaments for Swiss Re.


About the Team


Swiss Re embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

We 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. 


We are the Geo Spatial Risk Insights team and as such part of the Cat Perils and Cyber (CPC) team within Underwriting Strategy in the Swiss Re Institute. Together, we are responsible for


  • maintaining geo related data
  • processing, analyzing and publishing geo related datasets in our online portal for internal clients (GeoPortal) and external clients (CatNet). 
  • Implement tools for our underwriters
  • Collaborate with our other teams on reviewing costing parameters ensure quality and adequacy
  • contributing to R&D with the goal to improve Swiss Re's risk selection, building unrivaled value generating services.


We have two main operational areas of responsibility: maintain and operating existing geo specific solutions as well as consulting and driving new innovative services. The team frequently collaborates with the underwriting functions across the company, our Sales organization and Global functions like Finance.


About You


  • University degree or equivalent in Natural Sciences, Geoinformatics, GIS or Remote Sensing Engineering. 
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Experience with GIS software, remote sensing tools as well as geo-databases.
  • Programming experience in a modern programming language is a plus
  • You love working independently
  • Ability to express yourself clearly in one-on-one conversations and when talking in front of groups
  • You naturally bring individuals together as needed, across countries and functions
  • You navigate ambiguity in a changing environment with ease. You have the strength of character to stick to key principles and maintain integrity in challenging moments


Duration of internship: 6 months, starting July 2021 or ASAP


We are looking forward to 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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.


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