Academic internships

The Swiss Embassy in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) is looking for an academic intern for the period from 1st of July 2024 onwards for 6 or 12 months. This internship will enable you to familiarise yourself with the activities of a Swiss embassy abroad and with the various aspects of diplomacy.

Your tasks:

  • Assist the embassy in the various areas of its political, economic and cultural activities, in particular in researching information and preparing specific dossiers, drawing up reports and visiting delegations.
  • Analyzing the press and social media.
  • Participating in the organization of events

Your qualifications:

  • Swiss citizenship.
  • Excellent knowledge (oral and written) of two official languages and English; knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.
  • University degree or diploma from a university of applied sciences (master's or bachelor's degree).
  • Commitment, flexibility and initiative.
  • Demonstrated interest in the region.
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Very good results obtained during studies.


  • Curriculum vitae
  • Covering letter
  • Copies of university diplomas and/or transcripts

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Only complete applications will be considered.

Deadline: 08 May 2024

For further information, please contact Mr Yannick Reichenau, 1st collaborator and deputy head of mission, Tel +41 58 462 35 24.