American Express Careers

Campus Undergraduate – 2019 Information Security Internship

United States

Job Description

American Express Campus 2019 Undergraduate – Information Security Internship


This position is a 10 week internship opportunity in Phoenix, Arizona in the IT Risk and Information Security organization of American Express. This is an entry-level opportunity to leverage knowledge gained from the classroom and apply it on a fast-paced, high-performing Information Security team. Responsible for assisting with activities designed to systematically manage information security, such as security investigations, intelligence, assurance, and/or other project oversight, including developing best practices for information security standards and managing IT controls and compliance with regulatory guidance.


Our Information Security analysts are equipped to prepare, prevent, detect, respond and recover cyber security events. Beyond analysis, they provide insight, direction, and leadership that makes American Express one of the most respected companies in the world.


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


Participate in the team’s activities such as security investigations, intelligence, assurance, and awareness and/or other project oversight

Maintains records to allow for historical trending analysis

Collaborate with technology, information security, and business partners

Administer and monitor profiles, review violation reports and investigate possible exceptions

Understand security policies and standards

Prepare material on information security (reports, presentations, spreadsheets, etc)

Document processes and requirements

Assist in root cause analysis for incident management

Leverage knowledge from the classroom and apply to American Express


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 Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field preferred

Students must have a graduation date between December 2019 and June 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


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.

Tags: USTech, GH2018
ReqID: 18012249
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Aug 10, 2018, 10:35:48 AM