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Internships at Mastercard

Enhance your skills, share your ideas, and make a difference

Student internships

Mastercard Launch
Internship Program
The Mastercard Internship Program gives penultimate students an immersive experience where they will challenge the status quo, engage in meaningful and practical sessions, drive decency and belonging, and be the ultimate catalyst for personal and professional growth. We invite you to bring your passion, share your talent, and make the most of this truly Priceless experience. 
MBA program
MBA Internship Programs
We offer two programs for MBA students, the Management Associate Internship Program and the Associate Managing Consultant Internship Program. Our programs provide first-year MBA students with a 10-week internship owning a high-impact project that offers learning and growth opportunities. High performers have the opportunity to return full-time. 

Internship program at a glance

What is it? 
The Mastercard Intern Program is a comprehensive program where students will gain hands on real work-life skills while having fun and contributing to a global company. As an intern, you will be challenged with completing projects that will enhance your skills, as well as contribute to the department's goals and objectives. ​​​​​​​
Why it matters?
Mastercard Internships not only enhances talent, promotes self-confidence, and connects employees in enriching ways, but it also immerses new talent in our 'Doing Well by Doing Good' culture. This program is meant for those who dare to be greater and those who wish to make a real impact in the world.
What to expect?
Across the program, you'll jump into experiencing work and life at Mastercard while gaining valuable professional experience and opportunities to network. As an intern, you will work on impactful asssignments that drive business results but also get involved in volunteering and team building experiences. 

Qualifications for Internship Program

mastercard internship Qualifications
  • We're looking for students who are currently enrolled in College/University working towards a bachelor's or master's degree (or equivalent), and are due to complete their studies the following year
  • Innovative thinking and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Ability to partner across the organization
  • Sound communication skills

Why Mastercard?

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Competitive salary  At Mastercard, we respect and value our interns. In addition to offering real experience, a competitive salary is offered.
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Challenging and impactful projects  Enhance your professional development through education and training. Interns get the opportunity to participate in a global innovation challenge that could have matierial impact on Mastercard's future.
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Networking and mentorship opportunities Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in networking sessions and leadership speakers series.
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Conversion opportunities into a full-time position When we find great talent, we want to keep it. Successful interns also have the opportunity to secure a place on our Launch Program upon graduating.
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Business Resource Groups  Connect and build meaningful relationships through our employee-driven program that enhances cultural awareness, develops leadership skills, and gives you the opportunity to network with colleagues across business units at all levels.
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Give back Making a difference and supporting our communities through volunteer efforts is an important part of our culture. Interns will have the opportunity to join community outreach activities and make a difference in the lives of others around the globe.

MBA Internship Programs 

Join a Mastercard MBA Internship Program and gain exposure to real world challenges, drive innovative solutions, and collaborate with industry leaders across the globe. Let us help you connect your passions to Priceless possibilities.
mastercard management associate internship program
  • 10- week program 
  • One "rotation" with a high-impact assignment and project ownership 
  • Presentation of findings to management and senior leadership at end of summer
  • High performers have the opportunity to return full-time and will be hired into a track
  • Access to senior leadership and mentorship 
  • Speaker series, volunteer expereince, professional development, and networking

High performers in the Management Associate Program have the opportunity to return full-time and will be hired into one of the below tracks: 


Types of exciting projects you may work on

Creating new economic models for business development in Europe
Implementing marketing strategies for new products around the world
Developing a strategy for cybersecurity and intelligence products in North America
​​​​​​Creating innovative solutions for the underbanked population in Africa

High performers in the Associate Managing Consultant Internship Program have the opportunity to return full-time and will be hired into one of the below tracks: 

Strategy & Transformation
Business Experimentation

Got what it takes? 

We're interested in hearing from you if you tick the boxes below! 


  • Strong evidence of leadership potential 
  • Proven track record of achievements both academically and professionally 
  • Excellent communication skills and executive presence
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze large amounts of data and condense in an insightful way
  • Ability to create and present persuasive analysis
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • First-year MBA students

Additional qualifications by program

Management Associate Internship Program
  • Interest in a long-term career in finance, markets, product, or operations and technology
  • Comfort with ambiguity
Associate Managing Consultant Internship Program
  • Demonstrable management consulting, financial services and/or retail experience
  • Excellent client management & engagement management skills
  • Experience with project management and clear delegation, task ownership, and task management 
  • Experience using data analysis or querying tools (e.g. SQL, SAS, Excel or Tableau) is an asset (particularly for Business Experimentation tracks)

Hear from our employees

mastercard employee emmanuella
Before starting, Mastercard paired me with a buddy who would answer all my questions from the differences between front-end and back-end development to what office dress code is.

Mastercard also set up multiple sessions that walked new hires through benefits and different insurance and retirement plans. As a recent graduate, I found these sessions super helpful.
— Emmanuella N.
Software Engineer I, Quality
mastercard employee weston
I love working at Mastercard because of the company's wide reach and broad scope. There are so many different fields and areas that Mastercard has its fingers on - everybody can find something that they'll love to do here. 
— Weston V.
Manager, Product Delivery
mastercard employee neeraj

One of the main reasons I wanted to work in consulting was so that I could help make a direct and observable impact on a company in the mid- to short-term future. I can confidently say that the projects I have worked on have either resulted in a critical decision being made, or have generated tangible results for my clients.

​​​​​​​— Neeraj C.
​​​​​​​Associate Managing Consultant
mastercard employee adam

Our internal educational platform offers plenty of resources, spanning from personal development to deep dive training on Mastercard's product and services. I have also enrolled in a year-long data literacy course as part of Mastercard's partnership with Multiverse, a professional apprenticeship program. This has provided a great opportunity to build knowledge in data analytics tools and obtain a Level-3 Data Technician certificate. ​​​​​​

- Adam C.
Senior Specialist, Product Development

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