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Internship - Climate Data Analyst 70-100% (6-12 months)


At Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS) we’re committed to supporting our customers and business partners through harnessing the expertise in our global network. 

Your core responsibility in this role is to source and visualize data sets (hazard, exposures, controls) to support in the assessment of natural hazards and climate change risks. Your role in our Climate Change Resilience Services (CCRS) team is to support in the development, and deployment of state-of-the-art risk assessment methods and tools.


What you will do
As an Intern in the CCRS Team, you will be


•    Creating hazard maps for temperature change, precipitation change, drought/heat waves or excess of moisture, etc
•    Downloading and preprocessing climate model data
•    Developing an interface - web map, user interface / post processing data
•    Contributing to hazard maps which are in development 
What you bring
•    Ideally you will be close to finishing your Bachelor’s or already have begun your Master’s in Environmental Science, Geography, Atmospheric Science, Climate Science, or a related field
•    Used to working with large data sets
•    Basic to medium data processing and coding skills with R or a similar programming language (Python, Matlab, etc…)
•    Processing spatial data (familiar with data formats, GIS, visualization /cartography)
•    Basic to medium coding skills (R, Python, Matlab, etc.)
•    Basic modelling experience (developing, scrutinizing, understanding uncertainties and limitations)
•    Knowledge of Spatial statistics / general statistics
•    Some form of atmospheric science background (e.g. atmospheric physics, meteorology, climate change, physical geography, etc.)
•    Knowledge in machine learning / AI
•    Knowledge in remote sensing
•    Proficient knowledge of the English language, German a plus


Additional Information
We look forward to receiving your online application. 
Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


Who we are 
At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our 53,000 employees worldwide live our values to protect you, to inspire confidence and help you reach your full potential. We promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, differently abled, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc.  
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To protect both you and our employees, we might have interviews and onboarding remotely leveraging digital technologies and tools. You will receive more information as you progress in your journey with us.
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Information for recruitment agencies
Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees.

You are the heart & soul of Zurich! 

At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working: No
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Charlene Schmahl

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