In 2017, we employed 79 interns through our interns@swissre programme. This includes nine internship positions for students from the African Leadership Academy (ALA) and the Swiss Re Start-up Academy in Kenya in support of our high growth market talent strategy. The interns programme is mainly aimed at university students who are pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, and at graduates with less than one year of full-time work experience. Interns join teams in core business areas, where they take on specific tasks and various projects. In India, South Africa, the US and the UK, we offer traditional summer internships that typically last between eight and 12 weeks, while in Germany and Switzerland the internships usually span three to six months.