R&D Internship

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The Esri R&D Center-Zurich is seeking skilled and creative interns to work on challenging projects that consist of the research and development of early-stage prototype software or methods (several interesting work topics are available). These internships are a great opportunity to gain professional work experience in a leading-edge technology environment. This is a five- or six-month full-time, paid internship available with two weeks of vacation.


  • Select or define a focused internship project in the areas of 3D graphics (modeling, animation, rendering, game engines, XR), machine learning (urban analytics/simulation, design automation), architecture (urban design, city planning, visualization), 3D Web GIS (spatial analysis, web cartography, web apps), or UI/UX design
  • Research the state of the art on the topic and study real-world use cases
  • Propose a design and work plan and discuss it with your supervisor and colleagues
  • Start implementing the work plan and share results with the team as you go
  • Document the finished work, make showcase videos, and present it to the team. Optional: contribute as author to a scientific paper submission (e.g., SIGGRAPH or Eurographics)
  • Optional: contribute to the daily development tasks in one of our Scrum product teams (as additional side track)


  • Strong background in computer graphics, machine learning, architecture, UI/UX design, or GIS
  • Self-initiative, responsible, self-controlled, and self-motivating
  • Good verbal and written skills in English and/or German
  • Authorization to work in Zurich, Switzerland
  • MSc in computer science, architecture, GIS, or UI/UX design (completion or final year of study)

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email askcareers@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.



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