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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Intern Public Sector 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

Would you as an Intern in the Public Sector Solutions team like to engage with governments and development finance institutions to help establishing innovative disaster risk financing solutions? Are you eager to learn how to develop and manage relationships with public sector clients and stakeholders?
Governments and International Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of climate change and the risks they absorb as explicit or implicit risk takers. Therefore, they're looking towards the insurance industry for new insurance solutions.. These risk transfer solutions range from micro to macro insurance, capital markets instruments such as cat bonds and weather derivatives aimed to close the protection gap stemming from natural catastrophes and other types of risk. The systematically approaches and Development Banks to develop new risk transfer business opportunities.

Your main activities will include:


  • supporting client managers in the engagement with Governments, International Organisations and other public sector partners in order to discuss, advance and close risk transfer solutions.
  • collaborating with subject matter experts to develop innovative solutions to the identified risk financing needs.
  • supporting your team on research tasks with regard to specific risks, country and political situations to advise on clients' needs and how insurance and capital markets solutions can help handle their exposures to unexpected risks.
  • preparing presentations, writing concept notes, project proposals and discussion notes.


About the Team


The Public Sector Solutions team focuses on Disaster Risk Financing across all risks: natural catastrophes and weather risks, agriculture, credit & surety and life & health. Many of our solutions are at the state of the art of Fintech, in particular in the developing world. Find out more about us by exploring our webpage: https://www.swissre.com/our-business/public-sector-solutions.html.
To reach our forward-thinking targets, we are looking for an Intern supporting our client managers for the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by working with them alongside client interactions, project development and implementation.

About You



  • You are pursuing or have just completed a Master's degree, preferably in International Affairs, Economics or Natural Sciences.
  • You are passionate about addressing global challenges such as climate change and working on delivering pragmatic solutions to everyday problems.
  • You are looking forward to working with internal and external customers as well as taking responsibility and deliver work in a timely and high-quality manner.
  • You dispose of analytical skills which enable you to identify business potential to help replicate successful transactions across regions and potential clients.
  • You are a hardworking self-starter, able to run on your own.
  • You face challenges in a persistent and persevere manner.
  • Good communication, presentation and writing skills as well as the ability to be an advocate for Public Sector Solution internally and externally are key for you.
  • You persuade with an effective work culture and proven research skills.
  • Proficiency in English and German, other languages, especially French, are a plus.


Duration of internship: 4 months, starting as soon as possible

Location: Zurich

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. 


Reference Code: 106469 


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