Meet our interns

Kasper Pasanen

Finance Corporate Solutions (Zurich, CH)

I joined Swiss Re in June 2016, after receiving my BSc in Accounting & Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science. I had my internship in the Global Planning & Steering team of Corporate Solutions. Working as an intern provided me with exposure to colleagues around the world and an opportunity to apply my education in real life. I found integrating into the company to be easy and people made me feel welcome from the beginning One of the most valuable aspects of my internship was being given real responsibility over deliverables and consequently feeling like I truly added value to the company.

Tamara Strebel

Products & Global Markets (Zurich, CH)

After completing the master's program in food science at ETH Zurich, I joined Swiss Re's Corporate Solutions in the Food and Agriculture team. My internship in the origination team provided me with a deep-dive in the agricultural industry and an enhanced understanding of the complexity of this sector. I learnt more how agricultural insurance in different countries works and which insurance cover fits the best the specialties of the individual players along the entire agri-food supply chain. Furthermore, the position as a Junior Originator, as the interface between clients and underwriters, trained me to engage with various stakeholders around the globe and to counterbalance their needs and requirements. The involvement in the daily sales activities combined with various projects let me grow and improve myself every day. With the interns@swissre program, I had the outstanding experience to gain insight in the corporate world and to meet inspiring people who guided me along my learning journey and made my internship an even bigger pleasure.

Daniel Johnson

Direct P&C Facultative Underwriting (New York City, US)

In May of 2016, I became part of the interns@swissre programme after finishing my junior year as a Psychology (Business) major at Penn State University. While working for the Direct P&C Facultative Underwriting teams in the New York City office. It was such an awesome experience to be a part of this prestigious program and work with people from different cultures and backgrounds all over the globe. Everybody was so friendly and passionate about teaching me the reinsurance industry. Whether I was meeting with clients for my team, working on projects with my fellow interns, or participating in the Swiss Re Community day, I woke up excited to go to work every single day. After working for Swiss Re, it's very easy to see why they have such an amazing reputation and are considered one of the top Reinsurance companies in the world.

Gloria William

Actuarial Analyst Intern – Casualty Underwriting (Armonk, US)

I joined the interns@swissre programme in summer 2015 as a finance intern with the Investment Reporting team in Overland Park. As an intern, I worked on different accounting and data management projects, and also had an opportunity to shadow in claims, reserving, pricing and costing actuary teams. This experience allowed me to better understand the cross-functional operations of the company and inspired me to integrate and learn more about different departments of Swiss Re. I returned in summer 2016 as an actuarial analyst intern in the Casualty Underwriting department in Armonk. In this position, I worked on very interesting, and challenging quantitative and qualitative projects, with very experienced colleagues from different cultures, professional levels and backgrounds. By the end of my internship, I had already fallen in love with every aspect of the company and I was sure that I wanted to work here in the future. I am very excited to be returning to Swiss re in 2017 and join the graduate programme after I graduate from University of Rochester with a degree in Engineering Science.

Leila Mizrahi

Group Underwriting (Zurich, CH)

I joined the interns@swissre programme after finishing my master's degree in mathematics at the University of Zurich. As a part of the Underwriting Strategy department, I have been working on multiple different topics. In addition to getting to know the reinsurance business and learning about costing principles, I had the chance to improve my programming skills while organizing a hackathon. I appreciate the many opportunities to develop and learn new things, both while working in my team and when talking to other people, especially other interns I met through the programme. Overall, my internship has been a great experience and I can warmly recommend it to anyone willing to contribute to and be part of a multicultural company.