Zurich Summer Internship Program

Internships @Zurich


We are excited to welcome our first cohort of interns to Zurich in 2023!

With about 60,000 employees across 200 countries and territories, Zurich offers unique global opportunity, expertise, and strength. But what makes us special in Australia and New Zealand is our local Zurich family, who are passionate about creating a brighter future together. 

Backed by global strength and local passion, we are committed to protecting our customers, developing bold and innovative technology, building your career, positively impacting the communities in which we serve and caring for our planet. Join our journey. 

Our 8-week program* will see you partner with experienced and accessible leaders and work with brilliant Actuarial teams across our General Insurance and Life Insurance business. You’ll be given full support, training, and guidance, as you support real work across the business and work towards delivering a customized project aligned with your development goals. This will be a paid internship based out of our head office in North Sydney.

  • Applications open September and close 6th October
  • Interview process start early October and ends early November
  • Internship commence from December to January

  • You must be in your second last year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
  • Applicants require a strong academic record with a credit average, or above.
  • You will be a permanent resident of Australia, or citizen of Australia or New Zealand and be living in Australia when you apply with us.

Apply online

You can apply for one of our programs by submitting an online application form – it’s quick and easy and shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes! 

In your application, you will be asked what area of the business you would like to intern, so please do your research beforehand. Make sure you also have a copy of your updated resume, most recent academic transcript and a cover letter outlining why you want to participate in Zurich’s Summer Internship program.

Digital Interview

If your application is shortlisted, you will be asked to complete a digital interview through HireVue. The digital interview is your chance to tell us what can’t be put into words on your resume. 

It’s your opportunity to express your interest in Zurich and the role you have applied for. You’ll be asked a series of short, pre-recorded questions and will be required to respond to the frontward facing camera on your computer or mobile. You'll receive an email invite which will have instructions and a deadline of 48 hours - be sure to monitor your emails! You can find some interview tips here.

Online Assessment and Face to Face Interviews

If your digital interview is successful, you'll be invited to complete our online aptitude test through Saville Assessment. Once completed, we will review the results and contact successful candidates to confirm face to face interviews for the program.

Please visit our careers page for further information on what it’s like to work at Zurich.