Intern, Sustainability Investing Research

RobecoSAM is looking for an Intern to join its Sustainability Investing (SI) Research Team. The SI Research team is responsible for identifying the most financially material sustainability factors that differentiate companies in terms of their business performance, thereby improving investment decisions. Connected to this, the team is responsible for RobecoSAM’s corporate sustainability assessment (CSA), which serves as the basis for the creation of sustainability index families jointly with S&P Dow Jones including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) , the leading corporate sustainability benchmark in the world. As the SI knowledge hub for Robeco, SI Research adds value to the group by contributing unique thematic and company-specific sustainability insights to help investment teams integrate sustainability into their strategies.

The successful candidate will support senior analysts in SI Research as they work to evaluate financially material sustainability factors, maintain the industry-leading CSA, and leverage the team’s research across the organization. We are looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about sustainability and would like to drive sustainable development through financial markets.

This internship is uniquely designed to provide you with a solid foundation for a possible career at RobecoSAM or in the sustainable investment industry. The planned duration is 6-9 months, as agreed.

Your main tasks will include:

  • Assisting sector specialists with research projects: updating and improving existing analyses, performing new proprietary research, and generating new research ideas
  • Active involvement in methodology development and finalizing proposals for RobecoSAM’s CSA
  • Support on overall quality control process for the CSA
  • Using technical skills to leverage our software platform across investment activities
  • Assisting the Head of SI Research with organizational activities and team administration


  • A completed university degree, preferably in a relevant field
  • At least 1 year of previous work experience, preferably in the field of sustainability or in the financial industry
  • Advanced user of Excel and PowerPoint, ideally experienced with SQL and macros
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Your soft skills:

  • Strong interest in sustainability generally
  • Able to work independently yet towards team goals
  • Reliable and able to go the extra mile when required
  • Capable of managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Balancing depth and quality of research with resource efficiency

As the legislations for work permits in Switzerland are very strict, we can only consider applicants who are either EU / EFTA citizens or already hold a valid work permit for Switzerland. Please indicate your nationality on your CV. Applications of candidates that do not fulfill these requirements will not be considered.

Are you interested in this unique opportunity? We look forward to receiving your application including motivation letter, CV and university grades/diploma to

For this position we only accept direct applications.

About RobecoSAM
Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. It offers asset management, indices, impact analysis and investment, sustainability assessments, and benchmarking services. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as well as the S&P ESG Index Series, the first index family to treat ESG as a standalone performance factor using the RobecoSAM Smart ESG methodology.