Campus Graduate - 2021 Global Risk & Compliance Summer Internship (Compliance and Regulatory Exam Lifecycle Management)

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Job Description

The Global Risk & Compliance Organization (“GRC”) ensures the company operates in a safe, sound and fully compliant manner within all applicable regulatory expectations. We create and maintain the overall risk management framework while ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.          


We are passionate about our commitment to drive the company’s goals of growth and progress by creating a culture of awareness and proactivity around regulatory matters, and by partnering closely with business units across the enterprise to ensure we deliver maximum value to our shareholders and our customers efficiently and effectively.


Global Risk and Compliance is comprised of four organizations.

  • Risk: The Global Operational Risk & Oversight organization is responsible for managing AXPs “Risk Universe” through continuous reviewing, monitoring and testing across American Express processes. This team strengthens AXP’s risk management practices through the latest advances in data science and technology, staying apprised of changing regulatory landscape, and monitoring emerging risks across the industry. This team is responsible for overseeing Enterprise, Operational, Credit, Market, and Model Risk across the company and provides continuous updates to the AXP Chief Risk Officer.
  • Compliance: The Global Compliance and Ethics organization plays a critical role in protecting the company, our brand and colleagues through practical, solution-focused guidance on regulatory and ethics-related matters. A team of compliance officers work closely with the General Counsel's Office, business units, staff groups, and risk professionals across the company to provide standards and guidance in the development, implementation and maintenance of comprehensive compliance programs and to promote a strong risk management culture.
  • Regulatory Exam Lifecycle Management: The Regulatory Exam Lifecycle Management team consists of strategic partners and a resource for our banks and the many business units at American Express that are implicated in regulatory oversight as they respond to exams and remediation. The team is responsible for managing American Express’ end-to-end lifecycle of exams and the remediation of both regulatory and self-identified risk management issues, including internally-driven gap assessments.
  • Privacy: The Global Privacy Team is responsible for providing strategic guidance, principles and advice to manage privacy risks. The team focuses on driving and maintaining trust in the American Express brand through the creation of independent risk frameworks, policies and practices that ultimately protect our customers’ personal information while driving transparency and fairness in how the company uses data

Roles will be in Compliance, Privacy and Regulatory Exam Lifecycle Management.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience building, sustaining and leveraging relationships
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and attention to detail with excellent follow-up skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to take initiative and act decisively
  • Ability to think strategically and influence teammates on multiple, cross-functional teams
  • Positive, can-do attitude embracing Growth Mindset
  • Project management skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Currently enrolled in full-time Graduate degree program
  • Students must have a graduation date between December 2021 and June 2022
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize, manage, analyze, and interpret large amounts of data to identify trends and themes
  • Proven ability to translate highly technical and complex information into easily understandable terms
  • Superior Microsoft Office skills with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred Additional:
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of bank laws and regulations, relevant compliance requirements, U.S. Bank systems and processes as well as related governance activities
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory compliance requirements, preferably relating to regulated financial institutions and / or consumer products and AML/ Anti-Corruption/BSA
  • Experience with audit, compliance, risk, regulatory management, law, marketing and product management, finance, technologies or control related functions

About Us

American Express’ heritage was built on service and has been sustained by innovation. Through our evolution from an express mail business in 1850, to one of the world’s largest card issuers by purchasing volume and a digital innovator, we’ve never been afraid to explore new possibilities and embrace the changing marketplace.


From our high employee Satisfaction ratings to our many workplace awards, American Express is consistently recognized as a great place to work by people around the world. We offer talented individuals challenging work with purpose by embracing both innovation and tradition.  As our company has grown and evolved, sometimes reinventing our business outright, we have never strayed from the customer-service ethos and values on which the company was built –trust, security, integrity, quality, good citizenship, respect and customer commitment.

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Our team will review completed applications on a rolling basis. We appreciate your patience while we consider your application and will be in contact with you by April 30th.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

Tags: US reqs – MBA/MS, Handshake UNV-12520
ReqID: 20006855
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 23, 2020, 4:26:43 PM