BIS Graduate Programme

The BIS Graduate Programme gives recent and soon-to-be graduates the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals from around the world in a unique environment in Basel, Switzerland.

The programme helps graduates to acquire valuable work experience in areas such as monetary economics financial stability, banking, risk management, technology, cyber-security and data science. The BIS's modest size makes it easy to collaborate and exchange ideas with colleagues in different units and managers at different levels.

Who we are

As a bank for central banks, the BIS occupies a unique position as a platform for international financial cooperation among monetary and financial authorities, playing a valuable part in supporting the central banking and financial supervisory community.

What we offer

The BIS Graduate Programme offers you the opportunity to work in a highly rewarding, international work environment that gives you exposure to a wide range of fields, including economic research and analysis, banking services, technology and more. 

If you are selected, you will work with leading professionals from around the world and be part of a stimulating organisational culture characterised by analytical rigour and challenging debate. As an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 60 countries.

You will receive a contract for up to 11 months (non-renewable) to work at the BIS's headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. You will receive a competitive salary net of Swiss income tax, health insurance, return travel and accommodation in Basel.

What we look for

  • Bachelor's or master's degree completed recently
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Interest in the fields relevant to the programme
  • Excellent command of English

How to apply

Graduate Programme opportunities are advertised typically in spring, under current vacancies. Click on the respective link and follow the instructions to apply for a particular position.