Program Coordinator & Faculty Assistant Intern

Contract Type:  Fixed-term maximal

Lausanne, CH

About IMD


Founded by business executives for business executives, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institute with campuses in Lausanne and Singapore as well as a Management Development Hub in Shenzen.
We strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Our executive education and degree programs are consistently ranked among the world’s best by the Financial Times,  Bloomberg, Forbes, and others.
Our leading position in the field is grounded in our unique approach to creating real learning, real impact. Through our research, programs, and advisory work we enable business leaders to find new and better solutions.
Our purpose is Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders and organizations that contribute to a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive world.


To reinforce our team, we are looking for a


Program Coordinator & Faculty Assistant Intern (100%) / August 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025


The Job's Mission
Program Coordinator & Faculty Assistant (PC&FA) are the ambassadors for IMD and an important element with regards to the client experience. They are the first point of contact for IMD participants and contribute highly to the success of IMD and the client experience. The PC&FA Trainee will be supporting the Operations department. 


Key activities & accountabilities

  • Support the organization of the executive development programs with high-level service and world-class standards
  • Support the coordination of the production of the daily program schedule and teaching material with Faculty members and other internal departments (marketing, print-shop, restaurant, etc.)
  • Handle administrative tasks, follow-up with different departments, and ensure program logistics such as organising special events, meetings and support to guest speakers
  • Support the creation of Learning Portals as pre-program information for participants from around the world to prepare for their arrival 
  • Provide support to participants during the whole length of the program from one day to  several weeks
  • Carry out general secretarial and other duties as required
  • Support the preparation with the teaching material and help for document or database researches

Formula for success




  • Currently enrolled in studies (BA in progress, in Hospitality management, Tourism or Marketing)


Ideal Profile

  • Experience working in an international environment is a strong plus
  • Demonstrated organizational and administration skills 
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in an independent manner 
  • Customer-oriented 
  • Diplomatic and discreet
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Very strong team spirit is a must, as you will work closely to other PC&FAs 
  • English fluent; Good command of French or other languages are an advantage 
  • Good written communication skills
  • Computer literate (MS Office)


How to apply


If you have the above skills and would like to work in our stimulating environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English, copies of your work certificates and diplomas). 

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability (such as dyslexia, sight and/or hearing disabilities, etc) and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please specify it in your application. 

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25EFTA citizenship is required for this position.