American Express Careers

Campus Undergraduate– 2018 Corporate Affairs & Communications Internship

United States

Job Description

Summer Intern, Corporate Communications
American Express is seeking a summer intern. The intern role sits in the Corporate Affairs & Communications organization and will provide corporate communications and public affairs support to the team that works on workplace quality initiatives, corporate social responsibility and select marketing programs.
The types of projects you’ll work on:
Support the Corporate Communications team on a variety of summer projects, including:
  • American Express’ Employer of Choice submissions with research and writing; specifically our robust Fortune Best Places to Work submission
  • Internal and external communications surrounding AXP’s philanthropic initiatives related to corporate social responsibility, preservation, leadership, volunteering
    • Brainstorm potential communication concepts
    • Assist with the creation of social copy
    • Draft press materials
    • Create media lists
  • General research for corporate initiatives; benchmarking against competitors, pulling background articles for interview preparation, researching issues for executive event prep documents
The type of experience you can expect:
  • Experience working for a Fortune 500 company
  • Understanding of traditional and social media
  • Experience with internal communications
  • Experience creating press materials and executive prep documents
  • Better understanding of corporate social responsibility


  • Rising senior or graduate student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Some experience developing and implementing creative PR and social media programs
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
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 us at American Express by visiting
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.

ReqID: 18003486
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time