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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Internship Public Sector Solutions (Middle East focus)

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 maintain relationships with public sector clients and stakeholders? Apply now and become a part of our team!

Building resilience to major shocks is a mounting priority for many governments. The reasons are clear: by planning ahead, using established and innovative risk management tools, authorities can reduce threats, as well as physical and financial impacts on people, property and infrastructure. Swiss Re Public Sector Solutions is dedicated to helping governments at all levels to strengthen their resilience strategies. Together, we can craft a more resilient world!


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 with a focus on the Middle East region.
  • 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 conferences and presentations, writing concept notes, project proposals and discussion notes.



About the Team

The Public Sector Solutions team focuses on risk transfer and insurance solutions 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 technology, in particular in the emerging markets. Find out more about us by exploring our webpage: Public Sector Solutions | Swiss Re

To reach our visionary targets, we are looking for an Intern supporting our client managers for the region of Middle East and Africa (MEA) 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 Arabic, other languages are a plus.


Duration of internship: 3 months; preferred start October or November 2023. The position is Zurich based.


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.




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 and their passion for sustainability.



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