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American Express

2021 American Express Finance Undergraduate Summer Internship
Location London
Starts Jun 2021
Deadline 31 Oct 2020

Join our American Express Finance Undergraduate Summer Internship

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

Location: London

What you will be doing

Our Finance team is at the heart of all key business decisions in American Express. You will join our premier global network of change makers, discover how Finance goes beyond the numbers and shape the future of the business. You will diversify your skill set and gain exposure by working on high profile projects-analyzing and simplifying complex data to identify areas of value and consult the business to drive more profitable decisions.

Our well-established Summer Internship Programme will provide high-performing students 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 Finance at American Express?

  • You will develop relationships in a complex global matrix organization.
  • You will use American Express big data to identify market trends, key metrics, solve problems, and influence executive decision-making.
  • You will develop new data analytics and tools in order to drive scalable insights and business strategy.
  • You will provide decision support on investment strategies for products, identification of key market drivers for business generation and business profitability, and resource allocation.
  • You will work closely with Operational and Finance management and their teams to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the business and its evolving needs.

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 (any degree discipline) 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 strong analytical skills.
  • You have a strong ability to turn data into actionable insights and draw conclusions.
  • You have impeccable commercial acumen with ability to see the bigger picture and effectively collaborate to help influence senior leadership.
    You are - Eager to learn and use SQL to extract and manipulate data, or with other programming or scripting languages.
    You have excellent quantitative, written, and presentation skills; innovative, organised and thorough.
    You have the ability to build relationships across teams and effective networking skills.

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.

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.