2023 Business Development MBA Summer Internship

American Express

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


GMNS organization builds and manages relationship with millions of merchants around the world that choose to accept American Express cards as well as maintaining relationships with merchant acquirers, aggregators and processors to manage aspects of our merchant services business. GMNS also operates a payments network through which we establish and maintain relationships with third party banks and other institutions across the globe, licensing the American Express brand and extending the reach of our global network.

As a Business Development intern in the GMNS organization, you will be working on exciting partner/customer facing projects aligned to the company’s strategic goals. Our Business Development interns will have the opportunity to contribute to strategic initiatives while being part of our award-winning culture and network across our diverse business units and regions.

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

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the merchant & network business and its needs.

  • Conduct research on the external/competitive landscape as well as data analysis to help American Express improve performance and drive growth.

  • Use innovative ways to prospect for new customers and improve the customer experience.

  • Help manage external partnerships to drive new opportunities and expand the business.

  • Develop relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Contribute to the design and execution of strategic initiatives and develop/implement tests to measure effectiveness.

  • Help build executive presentations on strategic topics to be shared with senior management and/or partners.


  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong customer focus

  • Project management skills

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Strategic mindset

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Ability to problem solve and use data to drive insights

  • Demonstrated strategic thought leadership to get results

  • A track record of results and desire for continuous learning/improvement

  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time to deliver timely outputs


  • Currently enrolled in a full-time MBA degree program

  • Students must have a graduation date between December 2023 and June 2024

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The final application deadline is Monday January 23rd at 11:59PM BST.

If you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Campus Recruitment Team on ask.campus.emea@aexp.com

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
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