Campus Graduate - 2021 Human Resources Summer Internship
You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your back.
At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible — and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.
As a part of the Colleague Experience Group (CEG, formerly Human Resources) we strive to provide a great colleague experience every day. We obsess over understanding the colleague experience at a deeper level to co-create simple and great ways of working that enable everyone to be and deliver their best. We make 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.
Our Summer Internship Program is the main pipeline into our full-time CEG Global Rotation Program (GRP), a two-year program designed to attract and develop diverse talent to be the future leaders of CEG and to work on high-impact projects that drive CEG and business strategies.
The summer internship provides high-performing MBA/Masters students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by leading an individual project that has high visibility and lasting impact at American Express. Throughout the course of the summer, interns are given significant exposure to senior leadership and all functional areas of CEG. At the end of the program, interns will present their insights and recommendations to the Chief Colleague Experience Officer, the CEG senior leadership team, and CEG colleagues.
Successful summer internship candidates will be on track to join the full-time GRP. This two-year program consists of three rotations: a specialist rotation within one of our CEG Centers of Expertise, a CEG generalist rotation, and a rotation within a line of business outside of CEG. One of these rotations is international and participants will be based in a global market (subject to change due to COVID-19). The program is small, high-touch, and promotes individual development through a number of resources, including mentorship and coaching. GRP alumni have gone on to hold key roles in areas such as Talent & Careers, Organizational Effectiveness, Colleague Insights (Human Capital Analytics), Learning and Development and CEG Business Partnership.
The internship lasts 10 weeks throughout Summer 2021 (June through August).
How will you make an impact in this role?
- Drive Colleague Experience Group mission and vision by delivering a great colleague experience, growing the best talent, and developing new ways of unlocking enterprise value
- Know the business: understand our business strategy, plans, and the impact of internal and external factors
- Think strategically: develop ideas that drive meaningful colleague experiences and competitive advantage
- Deliver great solutions: design and deliver high-quality, end-to-end, colleague-centric solutions that enable business success
- Know your colleague: use data to develop insights, make decisions, create solutions, and drive continuous improvement
- Provide a fresh perspective on existing business challenges and demonstrate the courage to challenge the status quo
- Partner with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to empower colleagues’ unique voices so everyone feels like they belong
Skills and Qualifications
- Active participation in a MBA/Masters curriculum with a graduation date between December 2021 and June 2022
- At least three years of work experience (HR-related experience is not required)
- Ability to be based in the UK
- Ability to spend 6 months living outside of home base country during international rotation (subject to change due to COVID-19)
- Demonstrated commitment and passion for a career in HR
- Desire to grow a long-term career in CEG at American Express
- Proven ability to drive results
- Strong leadership experience with demonstrated ability to lead people, teams or projects, including leading through change
- Experience adapting working style to effectively navigate a variety of situations
- Highest standard of integrity and professionalism
- Analytical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
- Interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate, influence and collaborate at all levels
- Intellectual curiosity and a keen interest in learning
- Driven by purpose and perseveres in the face of challenges
- Seeks feedback and demonstrates self-awareness to drive personal growth
Why American Express?
There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.
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.
Learn more about our Colleague Experience Group at American Express by visiting https://careers.americanexpress.com/students/
With a job at American Express, almost anything is possible. Apply now!
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Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Dec 17, 2020, 8:05:09 AM