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Internship - Financial Services Risk w/ focus on Operational Risk (4 to 6 months - 80-100%)

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 13, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1442848

Are you interested in working in an exciting, fast-paced environment? Do you want to kick-start your career by being exposed to interesting projects while learning from industry leaders?


At EY, you will have the chance to build a career on a global scale that is as unique as you are! We will provide you with support, an inclusive culture, and the relevant technology to enable you to become the best version of yourself.


Our Financial Services Organisation is unique among the Big 4 firms, being the only one with a functional specialisation in the Financial Services sector that is transnationally integrated across the EMEIA region.


As a leader in risk in Switzerland and the EMEIA region, we strive to help organisations navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape. With an increasing push for internationally aligned regulations for financial institutions, our team is uniquely positioned to drive the development of our business and talent.


The Opportunity


Our Consulting business offers a broad range of functional and cross-country services dedicated to providing high-value and trusted advice to clients, with a specific focus on business transformation programs in the Financial Services industry.


We are currently looking for a motivated Intern (100%) to further strengthen our practice within the Financial Services Consulting – Risk & Actuarial team in Zurich. Within Financial Services Consulting - Risk & Actuarial, the GRC (Governance, Risk, Controls & Internal Audit) Team is part of a global network of risk management specialists working together with most of the largest financial services companies. We advise our clients with solutions to identify, assess, steer and monitor non-financial risks.


A unique opportunity to explore a wide range of solutions to our clients’ issues and needs. This will enable you to quickly develop a wide breadth of skills and competencies, with many of these being focused around non-financial risk management with a specific focus on internal control systems. Specific topics include IT Risk, Information Security, Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Outsourcing / Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) with emphasis on control design, optimization and automation.



What we look for


  • You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world.
  • You are curious and purpose driven. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world.
  • You are inclusive. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences, and team inclusively to build safety and trust. 


  • Qualifications:
  • You have fresh ideas, an innovative mind and have a strong desire to structure and solve problems.
  • You are interested in specializing in financial services risk management and regulatory topics (e.g. FINMA circulars)
  • You are looking for an internship before or right-after finalizing your studies (BA or MA). The internship can be started anytime and has a duration of 4 to 6 months, with the potential to be hired as a consultant after successful completion
  • You have a strong academic record and are interested in the financial sector
  • You are fluent in English and German, French is a plus
  • You are a team player with a flexible working style who enjoys working with diverse teams
  • You are prepared to challenge us, to act on your own initiative and to make an impact on our teams and clients from day one


What we offer


  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Exposure to a variety of clients, contributing to your professional growth and network
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Potential opportunities for further development and potential long-term career prospects with EY



Find out more here about the many benefits to which you are entitled as an employee at EY.


Become part of our high-performing teams!


Do the next step and apply for this position online. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).

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