Zurich, Zurich, CH


Marine Innovation Intern 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role

The Marine Innovation Intern will be working with the marine underwriting and actuarial team on specific projects all with an innovation focus. There are several interesting projects that we would like to pursue in data analytics, effective use of technology or the conceptualization of sustainable business models.


The role requires a great 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


The intern 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 collaboration 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 environmental, mathematics, physics or relative qualitative science
  • Experience in working with big data sets
  • Experience/interest in (actuarial) data science
  • Interest for financial risk management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Curiosity for the marine (re-)insurance environment
  • 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 French, German are a plus
  • Teammate who naturally brings individuals together as needed, across countries and functions
  • Reliable, open-minded, creative and enthusiastic
  • Delivers high quality work also under pressure
  • Excellent organisation skills


Duration of internship: 4-5 months, starting February or March 2020


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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