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Graduate internships at swisstopo

A graduate internship at swisstopo provides trainees with an opportunity to gain practical experience in their field of study, and is an ideal way to launch their career. It is also a good opportunity for them to begin to assume responsibility in their profession, broaden their language skills and establish valuable contacts.

A graduate intern studies a geological map together with his supervisor

A graduate internship enables students to put the knowledge they have obtained at college into practice, as well as to gain experience and increase their specialised know-how. They have an opportunity to assume responsibility in their profession for the first time, as well as practice using another language and of course establish valuable contacts for the future. 

swisstopo offers graduate internships in eight different fields:

  • Earth sciences, geology
  • Geography
  • Geomatics and planning
  • Information technology
  • Communication and media studies
  • Business IT 

Requirements for a graduate internship at swisstopo

The maximum duration of an internship is twelve months. Applicants must have completed their studies at a university or college of technology (bachelors, masters or similar degree), and are required to apply within twelve months after graduating. They are not eligible if they have previously acquired professional experience within the federal administration. 

Does a graduate internship appeal to you?

swisstopo publicises available internships on the federal jobs portal (, together with instructions on how to apply.


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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
+41 58 469 01 11
+41 58 469 04 59


Contact Person

Marlyse Ritter
Human Resources adviser
Tel +41 58 469 05 21


Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern