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American Express

2021 Technology Undergraduate Summer Internship Programme
Location Burgess Hill
Starts Jun 2021
Deadline ASAP

Join our Technology Undergraduate Summer Internship Programme

The American Express 10 week Summer Internship Programme gives you the opportunity to work on meaningful projects, whilst developing world-class leadership skills. Commencing in June 2021.

Location: Burgess Hill

What you will be doing

American Express is continuing an exciting transformation driven by an energetic team. This diverse and creative organisation has the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have an interest in improving your skills in a tech environment while meeting innovative thinkers and serving our customers across physical and digital spaces, join our transformation team!

Interns will have the opportunity to work across a multitude of features across our software products, like Spring Cloud and Webflux for reactive Java services, or Node.js driving React web applications and even polyglot microservices. latest versions of Kotlin and Swift language features driving the mobile team. We’re often experimenting with new technologies; it’s all about picking the right tool for the right job.

We are looking for Interns to join our Summer Internship Programme, which gives you real on-the-job work experience whilst allowing you to choose from a number of potential roles within our agile Scrum teams; such as Software Engineers, Data Architects, Quality Assurance Engineers, Product Owners and hybrid roles across the organization, giving you the skills and experience to help you accelerate in your studies and future career. We are committed to providing interns the opportunity to work on projects that can make a long-lasting impact on the business, as well as a good experience through multiple networking events during the programme.

What type of work can you expect to do in Technology at American Express?

  • You will identify exciting opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predict future challenges.
  • You will develop software applications as part of a Scrum team.
  • You will learn technical skills, write code, conduct code reviews and testing.
  • You will work with product managers to prioritise features for new products and manage a list of requirements based on industry trends and new technologies.
  • You will design work, such as user experience or graphic design.
    You will be involved in bespoke learning and development programme, e.g. technical, leadership, networking and soft skills.
    You will take part in social activities, charity days, and projects with other interns and graduates.

What you will have

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

A technical background is beneficial but not required. We are looking for passionate, fast learners willing to take on new challenges, more than specific technical experience.

  • You are a 2022 Graduate student studying a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or other scientific, technical, or creative discipline.
  • You are creative, collaborative and curious thinker with a desire to learn.
  • You have an eye for identifying opportunities for innovation and change.
  • You can identify opportunities for innovation and change.
  • You have a passion for technology.
    You have the ability to effectively communicate with non-technical business partners.
    You are capable of working well and contributing meaningfully in a team environment.
    You have experience of developing products or projects either in an academic, professional or personal setting.
    You have some entry level software development experience or design or creative experience.

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.