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American Express

2021 American Express Credit and Fraud Risk Undergraduate Summer Internship
Location London
Starts Jun 2021
Deadline 31 Oct 2020

Join our Credit and Fraud Risk Undergraduate Summer Internship

The Summer Internship Programme commences in June 2021 for 10 weeks.

Location: London

What you will be doing

A single decision can have many outcomes, and when that decision affects hundreds of thousands of customers and employees, it needs to be the right one. That’s where Credit and Fraud Risk comes in.

At American Express, Credit and Fraud Risk forms the backbone of all financial services operations. It affects every aspect of the company globally. Join us this summer, and you’ll get to know all the areas of our business – from consumer cards to small-business services, to corporate services, to merchant partners. Plus, you’ll work with the industry’s top Credit and Fraud Risk teams, developing strategies, leveraging technology and overseeing how relevant news impacts our customers.

Our well-established Summer Internship Programme will provide motivated with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in projects that have strategic, operational or financial significance to the company. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a challenging project, with an opportunity to learn about the culture and values of American Express, as well as network across regions and functions.

What type of work can you expect to do in Credit and Fraud Risk at American Express?

  • You will contribute to projects with strategic importance and real bottom-line impact through the conceptual, analytical, recommendation and implementation stages.
  • You will design, build and support infrastructures for existing and new business development opportunities.
  • You will gain exposure to Marketing, Technologies, Finance, and Operations.
  • You will perform business analysis to assess portfolio performance, forecast trends, and develop improvement opportunities.

What you will have

Do you have what it takes to build a career here?

  • You are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree programme (degree in quantitative field or equivalent experience in business, finance, statistics, economics, engineering or mathematics will be preferred) in your penultimate year of study.
  • You have a minimum of 320 UCAS points and a predicted 2:1 degree or international equivalent.
  • You have experience in SAS/ SQL/ R /Hive/ other statistical programming experience is preferred along with working knowledge of MS Office.
  • You have strong analytical, project management, relationship and problem solving skills.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communications skills, as this position interfaces with diverse audiences including the sales force, operations and potentially clients.
    You have the ability to effectively implement initiatives through partnerships and alignment with multiple stakeholders.
    You are an effective team player and have the ability to manage multiple responsibilities.

Why American Express

Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here. We are proud to encourage diversity and celebrate this at work. We truly believe that it is diversity of thought, perspective and experience that pushes us to make better decisions. Everyone in the company is actively listened to, and we value perspectives from across the board.

Equal Opportunities Statement

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law. If you require any assistance with the completion of this process or need any reasonable adjustments to be made then please contact the Campus Recruitment Team on This role may be subject to additional background verification checks.

Learn more about American Express

We are American Express

American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.