Junior Project Manager

Junior Project Manager (Internship):

Employer: swissnex India, Consulate General of Switzerland

Duration 6 months | From 16th August 2018 | Workplace Bangalore | Workload 100%

About us

swissnex India, Consulate General of Switzerland connects Switzerland and India in the fields of science, education and innovation. It is an initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), in association with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Our three key areas of work are a) Building connections and enabling partnerships between Swiss and Indian academia & between academia -industry, b) Coaching Swiss entrepreneurs engaging with India and c) Corporate innovation. Founded in 2010, swissnex India is located in the vibrant city of Bangalore (known as ‘Startup capital of India’) and ranked no. 3rd as the hottest global startup hub, with a pan-India mission. swissnex India offers attractive internships on a rotating basis throughout the year to open-minded, qualified, self-motivated university graduates and master students.

About the Internship

The intern will be reporting directly to and working with the CEO/ Consul General and be managing various projects in innovation and academia, with a special focus on topics related to sustainable cities and urban development at large. He/ she will be working with all three teams (innovation, academia, communication), interacting with universities, start-ups, companies, and policymakers.


  • Project Management and administration (40%)
  • Project management and related event planning such as conferences, workshops, study tours, and official delegation visits
  • Execution and leadership of specific duties related to swissnex activities, in particular on the theme of sustainable cities
  • Assist the CEO/ CG in administrative matters as necessary
  • Networking, outreach and support (40%)
  • Attend relevant events, conferences, meetings in Bangalore
  • Proactive outreach for identifying, and recruiting Swiss startups, researchers and other potential speakers from Switzerland
  • Manage communication between partners, sponsors, and other project partners
  • Conduct research on specific themes of relevance to swissnex’s strategic initiative and programs
  • Communications (20%)
  • Prepare content for swissnex India’s activities such as reports, blogs and pictures
  • Collaborate with the communications team for emerging requirements


  • Exposure to innovation and academic institutions in India and Switzerland
  • Exposure to people and networks in the areas of innovation; additional exposure to people and networks in the areas of science and higher education
  • Work in a multi-cultural environment (English as official working language)
  • Continue to act as an Ambassador to swissnex India when back in Switzerland
  • Interaction and learning from a dynamic team with varied experiences and backgrounds
  • Development of networking and project management skills

Requirements and profile

swissnex India is part of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Bangalore. Therefore, the following conditions and requirements of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs apply for our internship positions:

  • Swiss citizen or legal resident of Switzerland
  • Bachelor/ master degree (graduated within the last 12 months) or be a current university student studying for a master degree
  • Superior written and oral English language skills
  • Interest in urban development and sustainability topics
  • Able to take directions and work in a team environment, as well as ability to work unsupervised
  • Interest in hospitality & willingness to manage all admin related to events
  • Flexible for occasional evening or weekend assignments


Please write to Palek Sharma (palek.sharma@nullswissnexindia.org) before 24 June 2018. Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered.