Intern for Strategic Workforce Planning (6 months)

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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Our business environment is undergoing tremendous change driven by a multitude of internal and external factors. To ensure our long-term success, we are implementing an agile and skill-based Strategic Workforce Planning Framework to proactively anticipate and rapidly adapt to evolving skill needs towards achieving our Ten-Year / 2030 ambitions — always with the purpose of 'improving patients’ lives.

Would you enjoy playing a key role in shaping and implementing the OneRoche Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Framework to the wider organization across a global project portfolio in close collaboration with the IWS Chapter, other P&C Chapters, IWS Partners, P&C Business Partners and various business areas across Roche?

We are looking for two Interns for 6-month periods:

1. Business Engagement, Evolve & Change Workstream

2. Skills, Data & Technology Workstream

In this roles, you will either:

  • Work with Business Engagement, Evolve & Change Workstream to shape and iterate the SWP Framework

  • Develop communication materials for the project, including gSite development and maintenance, Currents posts, People Portal content, SWP Global Communications and etc.

  • Help repurpose and integrate available content for multiple channels and ensure that messaging and stories are coherent and consistent

  • Support other topics / activities as needed


  • Work with Skills, Data & Technology Workstream to define an organizational skills model / philosophy/ guiding principles that aligns with our OneRoche SWP Framework

  • Support translating data & technology needs and requirements into an RFI / RFP for a Strategic Workforce Planning tool and vendor selection

  • Collaborate with other workstreams to identify and define implications a skill-based SWP approach has on our SWP practices / tools, change & communication strategy and capability building approach

  • Support other topics / activities as needed

We offer an agile working environment characterized by empowerment, solid communication, information sharing, frequent feedback, rapid response and openness and willingness to test new ideas and constantly challenge prevailing thinking and the status quo.

General information:

  • Start date: Position needs to be filled asap

  • Work location: Location agnostic within EU time zone

  • Workload: max. 40 hours/ week (full-time)

  • Duration: 6 months

Skills Needed:

1. Business Engagement, Evolve & Change Workstream:

  • Communication

  • Creative Thinking

  • Writing

  • Organization

  • Change Management

  • Project Management

  • Agile

  • Ability to Influence

  • English Language

2. Skills, Data & Technology Workstream:

  • Workday

  • Analytics

  • Creative Thinking

  • Change Management

  • Agile

  • English Language

To be considered, please send us your complete application merged into one PDF including:

  • CV

  • Motivation Letter (including desired start date & duration)

  • A certificate of your university enrollment 

  • For non-EU/EFTA citizens: Certificate from the university stating that an internship is mandatory (required due to regulations)

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