Campus Undergraduate – 2021 Marketing Summer Internship

Job Description

Marketing at American Express is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to help shape the next generation of products & services for one of the world’s top brands. We seek a thought-leader and a problem-solver who can blend business, technical, and industry best practices – contemplating every fine detail to develop innovative solutions and create best-in-class customer experiences.


Our global team is about more than just marketing. We’re visionaries and brand experts. Story-tellers and problem-solvers. For more than 160 years, American Express has been at the forefront of finance, industry, and innovation, backing our Card Members as they move forward and helping our customers do more of what matters most to them. As marketers, we connect Card Members to small businesses and elevate local merchants into the global market. We create unforgettable experiences for customers to live their lives to the fullest and develop innovative products that help businesses succeed on their own terms. And we set the tone for the brand and bring the voice to life for our customers by bringing our values of trust, service, and powerful backing into everything we do.


Where are these roles located within American Express?

  • Global Commercial Services
  • Global Consumer Services Group
  • Global Merchant & Network Services

Commercial- American Express’ Global Commercial Services (GCS) seeks to Change the World at Work, so our customers can change the world.  We aspire to serve all of our commercial clients, from the mom-and-pop store on Main Street to the largest global enterprises, with one voice and integrated presence in the marketplace.  Each of our clients is a critical part of the global economy – from the jobs they provide, the goods and services they deliver, and the change and impact they each seek to have in the world - - it’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of their story.


Consumer- Global Consumer Services Group (GCSG) is responsible for growing the American Express consumer business worldwide, strengthening our global leadership position in the premium space, and delivering exceptional, differentiated customer experiences. GCSG comprises local sales and marketing, travel and lifestyle services, and global consumer products including lending, cobrands, and premium products and benefits, as well as the teams which develop and support the digital, risk, and information management capabilities across American Express.


Merchant & Network Services- Global Merchant & Network Services (GMNS) brings together the businesses that manage and evolve important partnerships for the company with key stakeholders including merchants, banks, strategic and loyalty partners. Global Merchant Services (GMS), which manages the relationships with the millions of merchants around the world that accept American Express; Global Loyalty Coalition, which includes the Payback rewards programs internationally; Global Network Services (GMNS), which runs American Express’s global network, manages bank partnerships, and includes Accertify, a leading fraud management tool..


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

  • Analyze data and realize growth opportunities;  to help businesses improve performance and drive growth
  • Be responsible for understanding how our business functions and how it might best be served using new and emerging digital products and/or services.
  • Build and track performance indicators to better understand customer behavior
  • Develop cost-benefit analyses to determine feasibility of new opportunities
  • Develop relationships with a variety of internal and external partners
  • Share and leverage best practices and provide consultancy to team
  • Manage end-to-end marketing initiatives or other customer-focused initiatives; develop and implement tests to measure effectiveness
  • Find innovative ways to improve the customer experience 

Minimum Qualifications

We have the know-how, creative platform, and global reach to make nearly any idea a reality. Do these describe you?


  • Passion for customer marketing, payments innovation, travel industry and new technology trends
  • Ability to conceptualize and sell ideas
  • Independent thinker who’s organized, has great attention to detail, and can multi-task
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving/quantitative skills
  • Willing to take risks and share fresh perspectives
  • Be proficient with analytical and presentation tools, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Educational Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree program
  • Students must have a graduation date between December 2021 and June 2022

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 colleagues 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 (to be eligible, employees must complete at least one year of continuous service immediately prior to the birth or placement of the child), Health (dental and vision) and Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, and 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.


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 support.


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

With a job at American Express, almost anything is possible. Apply now!


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.


Tags: USUndergrad, Handshake UNV-12520
ReqID: 20006562
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 4, 2020, 7:33:38 PM

EEO Statement

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