Graduate internship

Want to get off to a flying start – we offer the perfect entry opportunity

Have you been studying for at least four semesters and are you eager to apply your knowledge and implement your ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place! We can quench your thirst for action: Over a six-month period, you’ll gain exciting and fascinating insights into one of Switzerland’s leading financial service providers.

An overview of the graduate internship

Duration
6 months
Start
Generally February and August
Level of employment
80%–100%
Salary
CHF 50,000 per annum
Application period
18 September to 08 October 2023 to start in February 2024
April/Mai 2024 to start in August 2024

Placements starting in August 2024

  • Agile project management / Enterprise Agile Delivery & Innovation
  • Compliance Office
  • Communications
  • Corporate Venture Capital
  • Data Engineer / Risk Control
  • Digital Touchpoints
  • Specialist Management Systems & Processes / Sales Management 
  • HR - People Development
  • Legal
  • Strategy and Business Steering Payment Solutions

Placements starting in August 2024

  • Imagine if you could be part of a team shaping the future of invoice processing. As part of Value Stream Billing Solutions, you will become an enabler for the seamless electronic exchange of invoice data between invoice issuers and invoice recipients.
    With us, you will have the opportunity to actively apply your business knowledge in practice, help shape concepts and contribute your own ideas to the development of our services for our customers.
    Exciting challenges and diverse tasks await you. You will be part of a team that is not limited exclusively to payment processing, but focuses on the entire invoicing process value chain.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Economics or similar

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Flavia Schmidlin-Buser, Market & Commercial Management Billing Solutions Team Leader, tel. +41 79 392 01 53

  • Want to get to the bottom of legal issues and learn about the obligations relating to prevention of illegal activities via PostFinance bank accounts? Interested in creating guidelines, providing training on them and monitoring compliance with them? Are you a curious and inquisitive person? Then you’re in the right place! We don’t stop until we get to the bottom of things.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Law, economics or a comparable qualification

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Pascale Muench, Compliance Officer, tel. +41 58 341 29 44
    Giuseppe Squatrito, Compliance Officer, tel. +41 58 341 27 57

  • As someone with a clear grasp of legal, economic and corporate aspects and how they relate, are you looking to play an active role in guaranteeing the future integrity of PostFinance in the long term? Would you say you’re a Sherlock Holmes who enjoys researching, ensuring that customer activities comply with regulatory requirements? If so, then our Compliance Office is just the place for you! With us, you will have the opportunity to assess business customer relationships, taking into account legal and regulatory requirements, and to write editorially flawless and very precise reports. Through research and direct customer contact, you will get to know our customers’ business activities and gain expertise in risk assessment.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Law or economics

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Racine Gaye, Deputy Team Leader, tel. +41 58 453 42 82
    Adisa Hadzic, Specialist, tel. +41 58 453 43 56

  • As someone with a clear grasp of legal, economic and corporate aspects and how they relate, are you looking to play an active role in guaranteeing the future integrity of PostFinance in the long term? Would you say you’re a Sherlock Holmes who enjoys researching, ensuring that customer activities comply with regulatory requirements? If so, then our Compliance Office is just the place for you! With us, you will have the opportunity to assess business customer relationships, taking into account legal and regulatory requirements, and to write editorially flawless and very precise reports. Through research and direct customer contact, you will get to know our customers’ business activities and gain expertise in risk assessment during your internship in St. Gallen.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Law or economics

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Vullnet Sadiku, Deputy Team Leader, tel. +41 58 448 96 05
    Marijana Kovacevic, Specialist, tel. +41 58 453 43 49

  • Would you like to support strategic projects, such as the use of artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud services and digital banking? The data protection team is part of the legal department. It is the competence center for issues relating to data protection law and bank client confidentiality. At the same time, it carries out data protection advisory tasks in accordance with the Federal Act on Data Protection.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Law

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Robert Weniger, Head of Data Protection, tel. +41 76 415 97 52

  • Would you like to learn about the exciting world of marketing at a bank? When you see an advertising poster or commercial, do you sometimes wonder about the goal or target group of the campaign? Are you fascinated by campaigns and the effect they can have on the viewer? The graduate internship in “Marketing Communications Retail Banking” will give you an in-depth insight into campaign marketing, from the concept stage to the implementation of marketing campaigns. You have the opportunity to be actively involved right from the start and advance the marketing of financial products. During the six-month graduate internship, you will support campaign managers in the development and implementation of comprehensive campaigns and independently advance your own projects. We are looking for motivated individuals who enjoy marketing, digital trends and have an affinity for writing copy and communication in general.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Economics, marketing or communication

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Nils Pippert, Marketing Manager, tel. +41 76 459 47 52

  • Do you want to immerse yourself in the world of financial research? Join our research team and take the lead on simpler projects while supporting us with the more complex studies. You can expand your knowledge of various market research methods and put your theoretical knowledge into practice. You will work on real projects, analyse data, gain insights and derive recommendations that have a direct impact on PostFinance’s decision-making. We are looking for motivated and curious minds with a passion for research and the financial sector. If you have an analytical mindset, team spirit and a drive for continuous development, the graduate internship in “Team Research” could be the ideal starting point for your career.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Social sciences or economics, psychology, sociology or political science

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Zita Spillmann, Research Project Manager, tel. +41 79 272 02 25

  • During your time with us, you will support us in the further development and operation of our strategic target groups. In Target Group Management, we are responsible for the strategic target groups in the retail sector, including partnerships and tools (e.g. customer loyalty tools). You will gain an insight into target group analyses and concepts, develop marketing concepts and help to develop strategic partnerships. You consistently think based on the customer’s perspective and needs and have strong conceptual and analytical skills. You are motivated and highly committed, and you will contribute to the long-term success of PostFinance.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Economics, marketing or communication

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Nathalie Rothen, Target Group Management Team Leader, tel. +41 79 594 94 01

  • Are you interested in international financial markets? Would you like to put your knowledge from university into practice? Then we have a lot to offer you! Risk Management is responsible for the financial risks of PostFinance’s investment activities. We ensure a balanced opportunity and risk profile in the investment business and continuously assess the risks of financial investments.

    With us, you will learn the basic concepts and methods of risk management. As we cover a wide range of topics, you will have various opportunities to use and develop your skills with us, depending on your strengths and preferences.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Physics, mathematics or informatics, engineering, business administration or finance

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Roger Traber, Risk Management, tel. +41 79 744 00 61

  • The payments market is experiencing strong growth and radical change. Crypto payments, Web3, open banking and new payment schemes are just some of the topics we handle – in addition to classic payment transaction services. With us, you can play an active role in the future of Swiss payment transactions and help to make PostFinance fit for the future. You will also support the financial management of the business unit.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Economics, business engineering or business informatics.

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Daniel Maucher, Strategic Pricing Payment Solutions Lead, tel. +41 79 546 87 07

  • Are you interested in mortgages and loans?

    Would you like to apply your practical knowledge from university and your fresh perspective to concrete measures for the benefit of our customers who are looking for financing? If so, you can make a difference with us. You can help with specific tasks (analysing figures, drawing up benchmarks, creating concepts or implementing measures). But we are also open to new creative ideas. With us, you will learn how customer requirements are incorporated into product development and what needs to be established before a customer is granted a mortgage or loan.
    If that sounds exciting to you, get in touch with us. We are a mixed team of 14 employees and look forward to your support!

    Preferred fields of study:
    Banking and finance, economics, business administration or similar

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Franziska Imhof, Customer Journey Owner, tel. +41 79 500 93 59

  • VNTR is PostFinance’s innovation and venturing initiative, consisting of a team of investors, innovators and future thinkers. We are working to ensure that PostFinance remains relevant in the future. VNTR covers a broad spectrum of innovation activities, including foresight, open innovation, venture building and corporate venture capital. You will help with preparations and join the team at “open- i”, one of the largest innovation events in Switzerland. You will also be involved in VNTR’s innovation process and contribute to the preparation, implementation and follow-up of gate dates. You will support one of our projects in the innovation areas of machine-to-machine payment, regenerative finance, GenAI or Web 3.0 and gain insights into our expertise.

    Preferred fields of study:
    Economics, business administration, psychology, informatics, design management, marketing

    Do you have any questions about the job?
    Jan Hartmann, Innovation & Growth Manager, tel. +41 76 490 80 97
    Olivia Deubelbeiss, Communication Lead, tel. +41 76 342 56 38

The advantages for you

Professional and personal development

  • You’ll be introduced to your tasks by an experienced and highly motivated intern supervisor and will soon take responsibility for your own assignments.
  • Regular development and feedback meetings throughout the entire graduate internship will help you to constantly improve.
  • In addition to your work in this specialist unit, you’ll have the chance to undertake mini-internships at our Customer Center, a branch and the accounting department so you get to know our business inside out.

Developing your network at PostFinance

  • You’ll obtain a good insight into your specialist unit, while also working closely with colleagues from other units too.
  • The close contact and networking events with the other trainees and graduate interns means you’ll develop an extensive network.

What you need to offer as a graduate intern

Different skills are needed to meet requirements depending on the specialist unit. We’re looking for graduate interns who think and act boldly, i.e. doers.

What you’ll offer:

  • You are at least in your fourth semester of a bachelor degree programme (university/university of applied sciences) or have already graduated. We also welcome applications from master’s degree students.
  • You have a strong command of German.
  • Joined-up and customer-focused thinking and action go without saying in your case.
  • You’re a friendly person with an inquisitive mind, you have a strong desire to learn and are assertive.

Apply for a graduate internship now – here’s how

  • Apply online for the graduate internship via our vacancies page. For a full application, we just need your CV and references. Tell us about your placement preferences when you send your application. Optionally, you can tell us why you want to join our programme and indicate your preferred departments. You’ll immediately receive an automatic confirmation of receipt after sending your application.

  • We’ll take the time to look at your documents. You can follow the status of your application at any time via your The link will open in a new window candidate profile.

    • If your application matches the profile we’re looking for, we’ll let you know about the next stages in the process.
    • If we’re unable to consider your application, you’ll receive a written rejection letter.

    Due to the large number of applications, we are unable to provide individual feedback for every rejected candidate. We appreciate your understanding. Maybe you’ll be successful next time? Find out about current exciting job opportunities via our Jobmail or join our PostFinance Talent Community so you’re the first to know as soon as we have internship vacancies .

  • We look forward to getting to know the person behind the application better. You’ll be invited to attend one or two interviews in Bern. We want to get to know you better as a person to decide whether we’re a good fit. At the interviews, you’ll find out more about PostFinance, your tasks and the general conditions.

    We advise you to take the opportunity to ask lots of questions so you can make the best decision for you and your career.

  • After we’ve thoroughly evaluated all candidates, we’ll call you to let you know our decision.

    If you’re offered the job, we’ll send you confirmation of employment and then your personal individual employment contract. You’ve done it! Congratulations and welcome to PostFinance. We look forward to working with you.

    Even if you’re unsuccessful this time, make sure to keep in touch with us and subscribe to our Jobmail. We’d be delighted if you applied again.

  • In the first few weeks you will get to know your team, your tasks and the relevant tools. You’ll also attend your first information and networking event with the other interns and the entry programme managers. At the “Welcome to PostFinance” event, you will meet many other new employees, expand your network and find out about our strategy, vision and the various units.

Get to know our current and former graduate interns

Want to know what graduate interns do at PostFinance? Or what they thought about their internships? Or do you simply want to chat and ask burning questions? Then get to know our current and former graduate interns and obtain exclusive insights.

  • Market research internship

    “Keen to apply what I’d learned in my degree, I started my graduate internship at PostFinance. I was welcomed with open arms at Market Research. I was soon taking the lead in projects and contributing my expert input and own ideas. The contact with employees from other departments, graduate interns and trainees gave me a great insight into other specialist units. If you’re looking to gain an understanding of a highly diverse company and want to apply your skills and what you’ve learned on your degree, then a graduate internship at PostFinance is just the right option.”

    Contact: sara.wohler@postfinance.ch

  • IT Architect

    “After my bachelor’s degree in business informatics, I was looking for internships in IT. PostFinance advertised various exciting positions, but the graduate internship as a solution architect appealed to me most. In February 2018, I started my internship in this very team. The helpful and positive feedback culture at PostFinance meant I was able to learn a great deal very quickly. As an intern, I also got the opportunity to work on the major project to introduce e-asset management centrally. During the placement, I was able to apply much of what I’d learned on my degree programme and to put my abilities to the test. I enjoyed working at PostFinance so much that, with support from my line manager, I made an internal application during my placement and was taken on as an IT Business Analyst. This position provides a really good insight into a bank’s various departments and challenges during projects. During the set-up of the agile organizational structure, I moved to IT architecture in the field of big data, analytics and reporting, where I’ve worked ever since. My tasks here include planning and enabling the provision of data and information via applications. The data is then used to make well-founded business decisions.”

    Contact: raphael.bayard@postfinance.ch

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