Data Science Intern

  • MSCI Inc
  • Zürich, ZH, Switzerland
  • 06/08/2022
Full time Data Science Big Data Statistics Biostatistics

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Position Overview

We are building cutting-edge software to identify and analyze the exposure to climate change of companies and real estate investments. Our models cover policy and physical risks and translate these into relevant metrics for investors. It’s our goal to inform investors' choices by exposing climate risks and to tackle climate change at the roots. Our mission is a big one and we are looking for talented people to join us.

We’re looking for a sharp, energetic, and organized intern with a positive attitude who deeply cares about environmental issues, to join our Climate Risk Center team.

Scope of Responsibility

  • Support the team in administrative tasks, as well as in the development of new features of our Asset Location database.
  • Work with our data management team, so that new data, which is coming from different sources, is correctly added to the database.
  • Work with other research teams, our development team, and other stakeholders so that they can make best use out of the asset location data.
  • Work on data science projects related to climate risks potentially including data analysis, statistical analysis, and software development.

Specific Knowledge/Skills

  • Interested in research in the fields of geospatial data, climate, environment, or sustainability.
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Excel, SQL – Python, PowerBI an advantage
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills coupled with good logical aptitude
  • Independent worker as well as good team player with a strong sense of ownership

Desired Experience

  • First experience in data manipulation or software development, particularly Python, Pandas, Numpy or GIS is a plus

Desired Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a B.Sc. or M.Sc.
  • Fields of studies:
    • Environmental Sciences and Engineering
    • Geography
    • Economics
    • Sustainable Management and Technology
    • Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship
    • Data Science, Statistics
    • Or similar

Additional points

  • Must be located in Zürich or willing to relocate to Zürich
  • Must be able to work in Switzerland
  • Starting ASAP
  • Duration: 6 months

About MSCI and our teams

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.

At MSCI diversity is at our core and inclusion defines our culture. Our people are empowered to maximize their potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We work, learn and grow together and we are committed to hiring and promoting qualified women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT+ community candidates, who have historically been underrepresented in financial services.

To learn more about life at MSCI please visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Glassdoor.

To all recruitment agencies: MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.