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The Swiss National Bank, as an independent central bank, conducts a monetary policy that serves the interests of the country as a whole. It ensures price stability and helps to create the conditions for favourable economic development.

PhD internship International Policy Analysis (80 - 100%)


The PhD internship is for a duration of 6 or 12 months and is located in Zurich. Starting date: ideally 1 July 2023 or by arrangement. The International Policy Analysis unit conducts analytical work and research, drafts research-based policy notes, participates in international working groups, and advises the top management of the SNB on international economic policy issues. The position offers excellent opportunities to collaborate and co-author with our experienced economists on academic and policy relevant research projects. It will allow you to apply your skills to produce research with a tangible value-added and to develop your analytical competences. It will also help you gain a deeper understanding of the SNB's policymaking process. 




What you bring:

  • Collaborate on empirical and theoretical research projects related to international policy-relevant issues.
  • Contribute to internal and external publications.

Your knowledge and experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in economics, having completed the mandatory coursework and with some experience in research projects.
  • Sound knowledge of international macroeconomics, major theoretical and econometric methods, as well as strong coding skills in languages such as Stata, R or Python.
  • Excellent command of English as well as some knowledge of German or French.
  • Strong inherent motivation, cooperative attitude and sense of responsibility, as well as the ability to work in an autonomous and output-oriented manner.

What we offer:

We offer a responsible and challenging position in a friendly environment within an organisation that will support and encourage you in your personal and professional development. Our modern working conditions promote work-life balance and include the opportunity of flexible working and working from home.

The SNB respects the different needs and experiences of its employees and promotes diversity. It attaches high importance to ensuring equal opportunities and equal treatment. We offer fair compensation in line with market conditions and performance.

Further information is available on our website: Swiss National Bank (SNB) - The SNB as an employer.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please send us your cover letter and full application using our online applications tool.

Swiss National Bank
Human Resources | Alex Allenspach