Profession-specific internships
AO Foundation
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The AO Foundation is a medically guided, nonprofit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Founded in 1958 by a group of visionary surgeons, today the AO Foundation fosters one of the most extensive networks of 170'000 health care professionals, and has a membership of over 20,000 surgeons, operating room personnel, and scientists in over 124 countries.

In line with our Corporate Social Responsibility we regularly offer opportunities for

Profession-specific internships

with the main purpose to experience the work environment without any specific professional orientation (e.g. college degree level students, "Pflichtpraktikum Mittelschule").

These internships are generally short (4 to maximum 8 weeks) and the opportunity is offered both in Davos and in Dübendorf

  • Depending on the professional requirements you will be assigned to one of the Institutes (Research, Clinical Research, Education or AOTK System), Clinical Divisions (AOTrauma, AOSpine, AOCMF, AOVET, AONeuro, AORecon) or Support Units (Finance & Administration, Communication & Events, IT) and actively participate in the daily work tasks under the direction of the assigned mentor.
  • The actual work content will depend on the specific requirements your educational institution sets for internships, your personal interests and capabilities as well as on the availability of tasks suitable for your level of competence.

    We require a high level of professional expertise in the specific field in order to assign you challenging tasks with substantial learning opportunities.

    Additionally we require good German and English language skills (minimum level C1), computer literacy in a Microsoft Office environment and a work ethic suitable to the challenges we plan to offer.

    Familiarity with a cross-cultural / interdisciplinary environment is an advantage. You will have a unique opportunity to get a good insight in the professional life professionals from a leader in advanced medicine and medical education.

    If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, certificates, reference letters, etc.

    and a photograph through our online application tool.

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