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Junior Internal Auditor - Alternance

Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting

Paris, France
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024


Descartes was born out of the conviction that the ever-increasing complexity of risks faced by corporations, governments and vulnerable communities calls for a renewed approach in insurance. Our team brings together industry veterans from the most renowned institutions (AXA, SCOR, Swiss Re, Marsh, Aon, ...) and scientists on top of their field to bring underwriting excellence. After 5 years of existence, Descartes has secured a leading position in parametric insurance for weather and climate-related risks utilizing machine learning, real-time monitoring from satellite imagery & IoT. After a successful Series B raise of $120M USD, we launched Descartes Insurance, a 'full stack' insurer licensed to underwrite risk by the French regulator ACPR. With a growing corporate client base (350+ and counting), our diverse team is headquartered in Paris and operates out of our 13 global offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Descartes is trusted by a panel of A-rated (re)insurers to carry out its activities.


As part of our strong growth, we are looking for an apprentice from September 2024 for 12 months to reinforce the Internal Audit team.

Reporting to the Internal Audit Director, you will work in close collaboration with all departments of the company, as part of the execution of missions on different scopes.

Your tasks will include :

  • Participation in the various phases of an internal audit assignment, the perimeter of Internal Audit activities covers all the departments of the company (including the subsidiaries);
  • Participation to the different meetings with the other control functions (Risk Management, Compliance, Internal Control) and represent Internal Audit when required;
  • Helping regularly updating the company's audit risk assessment;
  • Participation to the preparation of the company’s audit committee;
  • Participation to the preparation of Internal Audit reportings to the senior Management and the Board
  • Support the Chief Internal Auditor in the performance of cross-functional assignments.



  • Current or starting a master degree from a University or Business school;
  • An internship experience in internal or external audit would be a plus.


  • Rigorous, analytical and synthesis skills;
  • Curiosity, force of proposal;
  • Strong listening skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Professional English.


  • Eager to learn more about the insurance industry;
  • Adaptable and agile, you demonstrate excellent priority management skills;
  • Autonomous and curious, you are able to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment;
  • Excellent team player, interpersonal and communication skills enable you to be a force for proposal and interact with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Opportunity to work and learn with teams from the most prestigious schools and research labs in the world, allowing you to progress towards technical excellence;
  • Work in a collaborative & professional environment ;
  • Be part of an international team, passionate about diversity ;
  • Join a company with a true purpose – help us help our clients be more resilient towards climate risks;
  • Attractive remuneration according to the profile, meal voucher, 60% transport reimbursement;

At Descartes Underwriting, we cherish value of diversity whatever it may be. We are committed to fighting against all forms of discrimination and for equal opportunities. We foster an inclusive work environment that respects all differences.

With equal skills, all our positions are open to people with disabilities.