Campus Undergraduate 2021 Finance Summer Internship (Salt Lake City)

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Job Description

Finance is at the center of all key business decisions, providing decision support, funding, reporting and transaction services that help grow our business and uphold our reputation as one of the premier finance organizations in the world.

Whether you’re working with a business unit focused on the consumers, small businesses or major corporations, you’ll have the opportunity and resources available to make an impact. It sounds exciting because it is.

What Type of Internships Are Available:

The internship will be a general Finance internship that will provide opportunities to intern in one of the following functional areas of Finance:

  • Corporate Planning & Analysis
  • Global Commercial Services Finance
  • Global Consumer Services Group Finance
  • Global Merchant and Network Services Finance
  • Controllership
  • Global Treasury
  • Corporate Development
  • Global Tax
  • Investor Relations


What Type of Work Will I Do As an Intern:

All interns receive a project solving a real business challenge for the organization. Examples of past projects include:

  • Leveraging big data and SQL to understand American Express Card Member spending behavior in certain industries, across different markets and among certain merchants to ascertain growth opportunities
  • Business-to-Business (B2B) Industry Overview and recommendation of potential acquisition targets across markets
  • Assess efficiency of acquiring US Consumer Card Members through the Direct Mail acquisition channel
  • Creation of prototype to enable financial analysis on mobile products
  • Analysis of the profitability of our U.S. Small Merchants
  • Enhancements to Comprehensive Capital Analysis & Review (CCAR) Stress Testing Analytics as part of annual Federal Reserve Board submission

What Backgrounds / Experiences Are We Looking For:

Below are “The 5 Essentials” we want in our candidates: 1) Analytical Skills; 2) Critical Thinking Skills; 3) Communication Skills; 4) Demonstrates Agile Mindset; and 5) Demonstrates Leadership Behaviors.

Analytical Skills

Do you have the ability to manipulate large amounts of data, spot trends & generate meaningful insights?

Critical Thinking Skills

Can you demonstrate thought leadership, innovative thinking & question the status quo? 

Communication Skills

Can you synthesize data into an easy-to-understand story & articulate key messages across multiple audiences?

Agile Mindset

Do you have a positive, can-do attitude?  Can you adapt to change?  Are you a highly motivated self-starter?


Do you act & lead with courage?  Can you build relationships, make decisions quickly & influence change?  Do you drive results?


We want talented individuals with a broad set of experiences.  Past interns have had experience in finance, accounting, consulting, marketing, business analytics and more.  Know how to use SAS, SQL, Hive or Python?  Have artificial intelligence and predictive modeling experience? Are you a seasoned project manager?  There may be a job in Finance at American Express for you.

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program
  • Students must have a graduation date between December 2021 and June 2022

Why Work at 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 Finance group at American Express by visiting

With a job at American Express, almost anything is possible. Apply now!

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 age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law.



Tags: USUndergrad, Handshake UNV 12520
ReqID: 21003579
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 19, 2021, 2:33:58 PM