Risk Analyst Intern - Wildfire - Paris

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Localisation Paris
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Posted on 12-19-2022

AXA Climate

La Raison d'être d'AXA Climate est d'aider la planète Terre à devenir une véritable partie prenante de toutes les entreprises. Notre Mission est l'adaptation climatique et environnementale.

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La Raison d’être d’AXA Climate est d’aider la planète Terre à devenir une véritable partie prenante de toutes les entreprises.
La Mission d’AXA Climate, c’est l’adaptation climatique et environnementale. Au service de cette mission, 4 différents métiers ! 

  • La formation - via des contenus digitaux, scientifiques pour mettre en mouvement tous les collaborateurs, leur donner les compétences et les outils. 
  • Le conseil - pour impacter en local, via des actions d’adaptation concrètes.
  • L’assurance et le financement - pour sécuriser celles et ceux qui s’adaptent, et impactent. 

AXA Climate is looking for an intern who will support the Insurance team in improving its risk analysis with satellite-based imagery processing, advanced statistics and machine learning models.

Its mission will be focused on the modeling of the risk related to wildfire parametric insurance
product to enrich our understanding of this risk in the context of high climate variability, global warming and new types of exposures.

Working within the underwriting team and with support of our wildfire and forest scientist and Data science Domain, the intern will:

  • Contribute actively to scientific and technical developments of a new wildfire pricing
    model for Carbon Credits forests: generalization of the current pricing model to tropical regions, application of the current model to peatlands, identification of carbon evaluation challenges
  • Integrate into the current model the impact of the different satellite data sources for burn areas assessment
  • Explore the integration of exogenous variables like seasonal climate conditions and client
    fire-fighting ressources
  • Value machine learning results on wildfire risk to improve the understanding of the risk
  • Support the underwriting of parametric products:

    • Evaluate and validate partnerships with model and risk providers
    • Explain technical concepts and share modeling approaches with team
    • Prepare technical elements for meetings with stakeholders and clients


  • Grandes Écoles d’Ingénieurs (X, Centrale, École des Ponts, Mines, ENSTA, ENSAE…)
  • MSc in top universities (Paris-Saclay, Dauphine, Imperial College, ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne…)


  • Strong scientific skills: statistics, probabilities
  • Python or R mandatory, geospatial libraries (eg geopandas, gdal, sf, etc) and QGIS would be a plus
  • Treatment of various data sets: reanalysis, satellite, radar, etc.
  • Soft skills: strong autonomy, Integrity, Team spirit

Experience / Background:

  • Studies in Data Science, Statistics and Applied Mathematics.
  • Knowledges in meteorology, atmospheric dynamics, and/or weather analysis will be an advantage.


  • Fluency in English required, fluency in French desired