American Express Careers

Campus Undergraduate – 2019 Corporate Affairs & Communications Summer Internship

United States

Job Description

American Express Campus Undergraduate – 2019 Corporate Affairs & Communications Summer Internship


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 eam 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

Life at American Express

American Express is known for backing our customers to help them achieve their goals and dreams, both big and small. At American Express, we’re changing the way people live and work through meaningful projects with real-world impact. When you join our team you can make a difference by improving the everyday lives of customers around the world.


Growing great leaders is one of the things that sets American Express apart. Every employee has the opportunity—and is encouraged—to take their personal leadership to the next level through a wide variety of leadership and learning programs.


Our employees and their families feel supported at every stage of their lives. We provide resources and benefits that help support their physical, financial and emotional well-being, such as our award-winning global corporate wellness program, Healthy Living, and many others including: 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave, Health (dental and vision) and Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, 401k with match. Some of our roles even offer flexible work arrangements so you can work how it makes sense for you, without ever compromising quality.


Creating an inclusive culture is both a part of who we are and what we do together. We value and embrace the diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences of all our employees. Through our 15 Colleague Networks, participants can broaden their associations with other employees while expanding their knowledge of the business. American Express is a place where being yourself matters. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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.

Learn more about our opportunities 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.

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.

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Tags: USUndergrad
ReqID: 19002033
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 1, 2019, 1:33:08 PM