Overview

We offer graduates opportunities for internships in the Sustainability Application and Operations department to support the annual sustainability assessment for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, the world’s first and most widely recognized Sustainability Index.

How is the internship structured?
As an intern, you will be part of an international, cross functional project team. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, you will be specifically working in the Sustainability Application and Operations department, which oversees and manages RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The results of the CSA are also used to inform investments across the Robeco Group into products representing approximately 80 billion of assets.

The internships normally start between January and March and last for 6-9 months. Please note that the minimum length of the internship is six months.

Your main tasks will include:

  • Gathering, reviewing and analyzing sustainability data
  • Supporting and coordinating operational tasks related to the DJSI
  • Communicating with external and internal stakeholders, such as participating companies
  • Besides being part of the Sustainability Application and Operations Team, you will also be working closely with the Sustainability Investing Research Team as well as other teams involved in the development of the indices

What qualifications should you have?

  • A completed university degree
  • A strong interest in sustainability and its impact on companies and markets
  • Analytical strengths and the ability to work with large data sets
  • Excellent English language communication skills
  • Proficiency in using Excel
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently as well as in a team

 

 

How do I apply for an internship?
Interested in doing an internship at RobecoSAM? “Please note: the internship positions for 2015 have already been filled. For the internships starting in January/February 2016, please provide your application in October 2015” to: recruiting@robecosam.com. Your application should include the following documents:

  • Motivational letter: Give us an idea of your motivations, including why you are interested in the topic of sustainability investing and in doing an internship at RobecoSAM. Please also indicate your availability in terms of start date and length of internship.
  • Resume: Including complete information on your educational and professional background (training, internships, professional experience, time spent abroad, language and IT skills) and an overview of your personal interests and activities.
  • Work/internship references, diplomas (if any)
  • Do you have a work permit for Switzerland? If not, please indicate whether you are an EU citizen.

The internships normally start between January and March and last for 6-9 months. Please note that the minimum length of the internship is six months.

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