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Options for students at Munich Re in Germany

Why wait to get real-world experience? Gain insights into the world of reinsurance and explore career options, all while continuing your studies.

Opening doors and horizons

The great thing about stepping into the working world is applying what you know in theory to solving real-life problems. At Munich Re, you have many opportunities to do just that – as an intern, a working student, thesis student and articled clerk.

Do you know what the FIFA World Cup and the new World Trade Center have in common? We insure both. We help turn the world's most ambitious projects into reality. Our teams of experts assess the risks in advance and use our unique resources to minimize their impact. Getting involved in this varied and challenging environment during your studies is worth it. It introduces you to the world of reinsurance – and your career options.  

Internship – Get experience in a real job environment

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You want more than just a class-room experience? Interning with us not only provides you with work experience but insight into all areas of reinsurance, both nationally and internationally. You can join us from your very first semester to participate in exciting projects in reinsurance and alongside our mixed teams of experts or in our central divisions. And, if you enjoy the experience – your first internship opens the doors to future assignments at Munich Re.

Thesis student – Graduate smoothly into your career

Would you like to cover a topic directly related to the world of economics while attracting potential employers with your practical knowledge? Join Munich Re as a thesis student. We are the right partner – whether you are working on a bachelor’s, diploma or master’s thesis. We offer expert know-how, tailored support and insights. 

You can apply any time. Placements for thesis students vary in duration depending on your topic and requirements. The average is three to six months. When you send in your application, comprising cover letter, credentials and curriculum vitae, add a brief presentation of your topic and how it relates to our company.

What are we looking for?
Ideally, you will have already interned with Munich Re and come across an interesting topic during your stay with us. You can discuss the details of such a thesis topic with your professor, before you approach us. That said, we are, of course, open to any compelling thesis topic relevant to our business. You haven’t come up with an idea of your own yet? Check our online job board – our sites across 30+ countries advertise openings for thesis students.

Legal Traineeship – Lay the foundation for a successful career as a commercial or corporate lawyer

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You have completed – or are about to complete – your first state examination in Germany and are now looking for a post-graduate clerkship or legal traineeship? Join us and cut your teeth on the exceptionally varied legal problems at a leading reinsurance company serving a global clientele.

As an articled clerk or legal trainee at Munich Re, you have the opportunity work in business law, tax law, labour law and social law. Both our legal and our claims department as well as teams working in mergers and acquisitions, taxes, human resources and corporate underwriting look forward to working with you. Naturally, your efforts will be rewarded.

What we look for in a successful candidate? 
You have completed your first state exam in Germany with a satisfactory – or above satisfactory – grade. In your course work, you specialised in company law, business and/or social law. Your communication and interpersonal skills make you a people person who works well with others. An inclusive mindset lets you thrive in mixed teams. With sharp analytical skills and critical thinking, you connect the dots and come up with workable solutions. 

Are we a match?

Are you ready to apply your knowledge to exciting challenges? Jumpstart your career. Explore the great options available to you at Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers.

Get in touch

Munich Re Group operates in 50+ countries, with a global workforce of over 41,000 people. 12,000 of our people work in reinsurance alone. Curious about us? We’d love to hear from you.
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