Campus NSBE Recruitment - 2022 Information Security Summer Internship

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Job Description

This position is a 10 week summer internship opportunity to demonstrate knowledge gained and apply it in a dynamic, high-performing Technology Risk & Information Security team. Responsible for assisting with activities designed to systematically run information security, such as security investigations, intelligence, assurance, and/or other project oversight, including developing standard methodologies for information security standards and handling IT controls and compliance with regulatory guidance. 

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

  • Security Incident Response/Threat Intelligence
    • Act as the front line of defense at American Express protecting the brand, employees, assets and card members across the globe against threats 24/7/365
    • Minimize risk of cyber attacks and focus on detection and response of threats
    • Monitor, detect, and respond to security events and incidents that affect AXP globally
  • Infrastructure, Application, and Network Security
    • Drive risk reduction through the rapid identification and remediation of vulnerabilities across the enterprise
    • Deliver secure network solutions that enable secure operations and highly available products and services for our customers
    • Safeguard AXP data, customers, and brand through continuous monitoring and testing of production application environments
  • Data Loss Prevention
    • Protect our customers, partners, and colleagues from the loss of sensitive information through normal business processes and/or malicious actors
    • Monitor and block sensitive data loss where legally permissible
  • Identity and Access Management/Authentication
    • Deliver centralized Enterprise Identity and Access Management products
    • Provide authentication, authorization, and full lifecycle management capabilities
    • Reduce, manage, and monitor risk associated with identity and access to AXP resources
  • Cryptography/Encryption Services
    • Protect all forms of sensitive information, on all platforms, resulting in protection of the Brand and information assets, and regulatory compliance
    • Deliver cryptographic and key management solutions, and manage and operate secure cryptographic platforms
    • Drive continuous enhancement to data protection
  • Governance, Risk, Compliance
    • Bridge traditional boundaries between cyber and IT risk and expanding partnerships with IT and the business to drive risk reduction in the enterprise
    • Innovate Risk Management through enhancements in tooling and automation of processes; expand the capabilities of technology risk management
    • Extend risk management and control expertise beyond the information security domains into IT development organizations and the business

Minimum Qualifications

Here are the skills and experience we are looking for.  Do these describe you?

Skills/Experience Needed

  • Cyber Security education and/or experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge or awareness in information security, compliance, assurance, and/or other security best practices and principles

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or other related field preferred
  • Students must have a graduation date between December 2022 and June 2024


 Must have attended National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Conference in 2021


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.                                

Learn more about our Information Security group at American Express by visiting

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Our team will review completed applications on a rolling basis. We appreciate your patience while we consider your application.

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

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

Tags: USTech, Handshake UNV 12520
ReqID: 21006201
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2021, 11:48:42 PM