Internships

For graduates and school leavers

A SWISS internship is the ideal entry to the professional world. You can expect a whole wealth of practical experience at an international company and a wide and varied range of development options.

For upper secondary school leavers and young workers from a vocational secondary school (FMS and HMS)

This internship lets you gain experience in the commercial and administrative fields. In the course of your year, you will experience the exciting everyday routine of professionals in the world of aviation. A number of internships prepare you for the future BA in Aviation at the ZHAW.

The internship

Every year, SWISS offers internships in Zurich, Basel, and Geneva for the following corporate divisions:

  • Cargo Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Inflight Logistics
  • IT
  • Operations

Your contributions at one of these departments will gain you an insight into a specific topic. You will support the teams in their daily business and help them to organise travels and events or generate mailings, newsletters, and other correspondence. Qualified vocational trainers promote and challenge you during this one-year internship that starts in either August or September. The monthly wages are CHF 1500. After three months of employment, you can benefit from discounted flights and continue your training in a follow-up internship.

Requirements

Applicants for this internship must fulfil the following requirements:

  • School leaving certificate of secondary school (Matura, business school, technical college)
  • Good school grades
  • Good proficiency in German and English; French an advantage
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Ability to work with a team and marked communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and high level of motivation
  • Motivation and interest for the aviation sector

Application and selection

The vacancies are published towards the end of each year, and the selection process begins early in the next. For these internships, apply online at the SWISS job market. The Recruiting Team shortlists the potential candidates. When suitable, the candidates are invited to a selection day or an interview.

For Bachelor graduates

Gain practical experience in an international environment. This internship targets graduates (at higher technical college, university or the ETH Federal Institute of Technology).

The internship

Every year, SWISS offers internships in Zurich, Basel, and Geneva for the following corporate divisions:

  • Cargo
  • Communication
  • Corporate Development
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Ground Services
  • Human Rescources
  • IT
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Product & Services
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Revenue Management
  • Service Center
  • etc.

Your contributions within a specific department gain you a deeper insight into the world of aviation. You apply what you have learned when contributing to actual projects and daily business. You deal with project management, data analysis, cost structure, market research, and customer relations. The internship lasts six months, and your monthly wages is CHF 2000. In addition, you can benefit from discounted flights after three months of employment. All internships are published on the SWISS job market.

Requirements

Applicants for these internships must fulfil the following requirements:

  • BA degree
  • Good proficiency in German and English; French an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Excellent analytical skills, high level of personal initiative
  • Fast perception, high level of motivation
  • Marked communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work on a team
  • Ability to think and act like an entrepreneur

Application and selection

For this apprenticeship, apply online at the SWISS job market. The Recruiting Team shortlists the potential candidates. Suitable candidates are invited to a selection day or an interview.