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.

Apply now as a graduate intern

Gain fascinating insights over a six-month period and apply what you’ve learned.

An overview of the graduate internship

6 months
Generally February and August
Level of employment
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 February 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

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.”


  • 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.”


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