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Campus Graduate – 2018 Risk Information Management Summer Internship

United States

Job Description

American Express Campus Graduate – 2018 Risk & Information Management Summer Internship
Our group’s central mission is to drive revenue growth, control credit and fraud risk … at best-in-class economics.  The group works across all geographies and businesses to drive innovation and optimize risk/return trade-offs.  More specifically, it has two main teams;
  1. Global Information Management:  This team is American Express’s center of excellence for managing data platforms and Big Data capabilities & analytics. GIM comprises of Product management teams that own and manage data platforms across the company; Analytics experts providing analytical consulting and modeling support for the commercial business teams; data scientists & researchers developing the next generation of Machine learning and AI capabilities to power innovation in our product and services; and finally, data governance and privacy experts that provide guidance to the business on how to use data in the most compliant and effective way
  2. Credit and Fraud Risk Management:  These teams develop and execute global strategies to control unexpected losses and promote growth at the right profit margins. Credit Risk calibrates the company’s credit exposure across the card life cycle. This includes identifying which prospective customers to target; optimizing criteria for underwriting, credit limits, and point-of-sale approvals; and imposing controls such as limit decreases and card cancellations. The fraud risk team tracks the ever-changing tactics of fraudsters to develop industry-leading defenses that protect against fraudulent card use, data breaches, and identity theft.  


  • Strong analytical discipline, solution-oriented mindset, and focus on outcomes
  • Passion to build an end-to-end understanding of Amex processes, product economics, and content expertise
  • Deep curiosity and an innovative spirit through company-wide collaboration, industry practices, and disruptive thinking
  • Strong communication skills
Typical Projects
  • Create decision science big data-based models for improving response rates to our marketing programs, fraud control, or line assignment for lending customers
  • Build a customer matching algorithm to synthesize online (e.g., cookies) and offline customer attributes
  • Analyze risk portfolio and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Help us think through the next-generation data assets that will drive our effectiveness fully respecting customer privacy
  • Provide recommendations on winning new customers and wallet share of existing customers through deep analysis and insights
Our team is global and provides flexibility to work in multiple geographies.  It is an excellent training ground to become a functional expert, a general manager, or an innovator!
Educational Requirements
  • Currently enrolled in full-time Graduate degree program in analytical field (Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Operations, Mathematics, Science) (preferred)
  • Students must have a graduation date between December 2018 and June 2019
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 .

Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws, American Express may provide visa sponsorship for certain 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, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law.

Tags: US reqs – MBA/MS, GH2017
ReqID: 17011162
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time