Internship Strategic Foresight Hub

Updated: 27 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Strategic Foresight Hub (SFH) based in the Office of the President at ETH Zurich is a strategy- and foresight-dedicated team that supports the ETH community with methods, consulting, space, guidance and tools to facilitate future-focused explorations of all kinds. The SFH team believes in the importance of engaging a wide range of stakeholders in a creative and non-​partisan manner to facilitate new, refreshing perspectives concerning future developments of relevance. Further information about SFH can be found at Strategic Foresight Hub .


Project background

The SFH team is looking for two hands-on interns to complement its current team. This role offers the interested candidates the opportunity to join a very small team with very much to accomplish as it works on a wide range of foresight projects. The initial internship will last 3 months with a possibility of extension (up to max. 6 months). The starting date is to be agreed upon with the candidates but, ideally, the candidates would be able to join the foresight team at the beginning of June 2024. 


Job description
  • You will support the Head of the Strategic Foresight Hub across a wide range of foresight-related activities.
  • You will contribute to foresight-related research and product development. 
  • You are involved in the organization and preparation of foresight events at ETH Zurich.

Your profile

The successful candidates have:  

  • at least a bachelor’s degree (or are close to its completion),
  • interest in the field of foresight,
  • strong analytical skills,
  • experience carrying out research, synthesizing complex information and driving projects forward,
  • proactive and collaborative personality with a “can do” attitude,
  • preferably fluency/proficiency in both English and German.


Your workplace

Your workplace

We offer
  • The opportunity to learn more about strategic foresight and its application in a higher education context.
  • The chance to delve into the world of Swiss and global mega trends and foresight reports.
  • The opportunity to join a very small team in an inspiring environment in the heart of Zurich, with the possibility to work from home part of the week. 

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application at your earliest convenience with the following documents:

  • cover letter explaining your motivation  
  • resume/CV
  • diplomas and job/internship references (if available)

Please note that we only accept applications submitted through the ETH Zurich online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Office of the President and the Foresight team can be found on our website Office of the President . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Chris Luebkeman ([email protected]) or Katarina Bertschi ([email protected]).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.


About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.



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