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Campus Graduate and J.D. - 2024 Global Risk & Compliance Summer Internship

About AMEX 


At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible— and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. 

Join Team Amex and let’s lead the way together. 


Business Unit/Role Specific Info 


The Global Risk & Compliance Organization (“GRC”) independently oversee the company’s risk-taking and risk management activities, including the comprehensive identification, management, and mitigation of risks within the Company’s risk appetite. GRC ensures the company operates in a safe, sound and fully compliant manner within all applicable regulatory expectations. We create and maintain the overall risk management framework while ensuring legal and regulatory compliance. 


We are passionate about our commitment to drive the company’s goals of growth and progress by creating a culture of awareness and proactivity around regulatory matters, and by partnering closely with business units across the enterprise to ensure we deliver maximum value to our shareholders and our customers efficiently and effectively. 


Global Risk and Compliance is comprised of various organizations. 


Credit Model Risk Oversight & Capabilities: provides independent challenge and ensures that significant Credit and Model risks are properly evaluated and monitored, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risks are mitigated through the transaction monitoring program. In addition, CMRC hosts the central product organization responsible for the ongoing maintenance and modernization of GRC platforms and capabilities.  

Enterprise Risk Management & Risk Oversight: Responsible for managing AXP’s enterprise risk pillars through continuous reviewing, monitoring and testing across processes, strengthening AXP’s risk management practices, and monitoring emerging risks across the industry.  


Compliance: The Global Compliance and Ethics organization plays a critical role in protecting the company, our brand and colleagues through practical, solution-focused guidance on regulatory and ethics-related matters. A team of compliance officers work closely with the General Counsel's Office, business units, staff groups, and risk professionals across the company to provide standards and guidance in the development, implementation and maintenance of comprehensive compliance programs and to promote a strong risk management culture. 


Privacy: The Global Privacy Team is responsible for providing strategic guidance, principles, and advice to manage privacy risks. The team focuses on driving and maintaining trust in the American Express brand through the creation of independent risk frameworks, policies and practices that ultimately protect our customers’ personal information while driving transparency and fairness in how the company uses data 


Regulatory Exam Lifecycle Management: The Regulatory Exam Lifecycle Management team consists of strategic partners and a resource for our banks and the many business units at American Express that are implicated in regulatory oversight as they respond to exams and remediation. The team is responsible for managing American Express’ end-to-end lifecycle of exams and the remediation of both regulatory and self-identified risk management issues, including internally driven gap assessments. 




  • Minimum 0-3 years experience in Compliance or related activities across financial services 
  • Demonstrated experience building, sustaining and leveraging relationships  
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and attention to detail with excellent follow-up skills 
  • Demonstrated willingness to take initiative and act decisively 
  • Ability to think strategically and influence teammates on multiple, cross-functional teams 
  • Positive, can-do attitude embracing Growth Mindset 
  • Project management skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to organize, manage, analyze, and interpret large amounts of data to identify trends and themes 
  • Proven ability to translate highly technical and complex information into easily understandable terms 
  • Superior Microsoft Office skills with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Strong interest in compliance related activities or experience in financial services 


Preferred Additional: 

  • Minimum 0-3 years’ experience in Compliance or related activities across financial services 
  • Understanding and knowledge of bank laws and regulations, relevant compliance requirements, U.S. Bank systems and processes as well as related governance activities 
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory compliance requirements, preferably relating to regulated financial institutions and / or consumer products and AML/ Anti-Corruption/BSA 
  • Experience with audit, compliance, risk, regulatory management, law, marketing and product management, finance, technologies or control related functions  
  • Experience with data and quantitative analytics 



  • Currently enrolled in full-time master’s or Juris Doctor degree program  
  • Students must have a graduation date between December 2024 and June 2025 
  • Location: New York City, NY/Phoenix, AZ/Salt Lake City, UT/Sunrise, FL 


 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. 


The final application deadline is Thursday November 30th at 11:59PM ET.    


Apply now! 

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Salary Range: $38.45 to $87.00 hourly + sign-on bonus 


The above represents the expected hourly pay range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors. 


We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being.  
That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include: 

  • Competitive base salaries 
  • Flexible work arrangements and schedules with hybrid and virtual options with Amex Flex 
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location) 
  • Free and confidential counselling support through our Healthy Minds program 
  • Career development and training opportunities 


For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site


At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong. 


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


We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually. 


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