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At Mastercard, you will become part of a culture where we strive to create a better world. Every day our people around the world are making payments easier. Are you in?

Think about it:  85 percent of all the retail transactions in the world are still made in cash and checks. This means the opportunity — your opportunity — in electronic payments is incredible. At Mastercard, you'll be part of the team that brings "cashless" payment technology to the world. In fact, Mastercard was recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2015.

What’s it like to work at Mastercard?

"Mastercard's summer internship program is an excellent one and gave me true insights into the payments industry."
— former intern

Opportunities for students

Whether you're interested in an internship or applying for a job after graduation, we have opportunities for students.

Mastercard offers summer internships for students pursuing Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees or MBA's.

If you're looking for an opportunity to share your ideas, enhance your skills and are ready to learn how Mastercard is transforming the way you pay and get paid, apply for an internship and come have a #PricelessSummer.

Program components:

  • Impactful assignments that drive business results
  • Networking sessions and leadership speakers series
  • Volunteer and team building experiences


  • Evidence of strong academics, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Innovative thinking and thoughtful risk taking
  • Ability to partner across the organization
  • Sound communication skills

The Mastercard Graduate Development Program lasts 18 months and provides emerging professionals with enhanced work experience. Become part of a global company that is transforming the payments industry while accelerating your #PricelessCareer.

Program components:

  • Impactful roles that drive business results
  • Multiple experiences to accelerate professional growth
  • Development opportunities to supplement on-the-job experience
  • Access to senior leaders
  • Mentoring and networking events


  • Graduating seniors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or accelerated Master’s program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
  • Demonstrates leadership and ability to drive change
  • Innovative thinking to deliver value
  • Thoughtful risk-taking attitude
  • Passion for innovation and technology

Mastercard’s Management Associate Program is a Global General Management Program accelerating successful MBA graduates into fast track careers. The program is rotational with three placement opportunities for six months each across businesses and regions. Examples of the rotations include:

  • Creating new economic models for business development in Europe
  • Developing a strategy for safety and security products in North America
  • Implementing marketing strategies for new products in the U.S. and globally
  • Creating innovative solutions for the underbanked in Africa

After 18 months in roles that offer leadership development and address business needs, the goal is to place associates in one of the following tracks:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Digital
  • Operations & Technology
  • Marketing/Sales


  • Full-time, second year MBA candidates with 4-6 years of previous work experience
  • Academic excellence and an interest in a general management rotational program
  • Openness to diverse functional and geographic assignments
  • Strong evidence of leadership potential
  • Excellent communication skills and executive presence
  • Ability to create and present persuasive analysis
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Innovative thinkers with the ability to partner across the organization and take thoughtful risks
  • MBA degree must be completed prior to start date

Candidates for this program should be open to challenging assignments that will provide stretch opportunities and on-the-job learning. They must be highly adaptable to change, versatile and mobile.




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11/28/16 NYU Stern School of Business Resume Deadline for MBA 1st year; Apply through Symplicity
12/4/16 Olin Business School - Washington University Resume Deadline for MBA 1st year; Apply through CareerPath
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12/23/16 Columbia Business School Resume Deadline for MBA 1st year; Apply through COIN
1/2/2017 The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania Resume Deadline for MBA 1st year; Apply through CareerPath
1/4/2017 Johnson at Cornell University Resume Deadline for MBA 1st year; Apply through Johnson's website