American Express, 2019 Global Financial Crimes Compliance Summer Internship

Campus Undergraduate – 2019 Global Financial Crimes Compliance Summer Internship

The Global Risk Banking & Compliance Organization (“GRBC”) ensures the company operates in a safe, sound and fully compliant manner within all applicable regulatory expectations. There are 6 main areas within GRBC; 1) Compliance, 2) Global Risk Oversight, 3) Global Privacy & Information Security Oversight, 4) US Banking, 5) International Banking and 6) Global Regulatory Affairs.  We are passionate about our commitment to driving 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 Compliance provides support to each line of business across the company through Line of Business Compliance teams. The role will work on projects with compliance officers as they support the specific business partners, and evaluate solutions that will enable the business to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations for consumer products, capabilities, features and processes.

Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) implements the enterprise Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, and Anti-Corruption compliance programs.  Investigative and operational professionals within GFCC’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) support subject matter experts in the core GFCC disciplines. GFCC’s Data Capabilities and Intelligence team members drive technology strategy while support efficiencies across the organization, and the Program Office supports regulatory exams and audits, and manages compliance due diligence relating to corporate development.

The FIU primarily investigates potentially suspicious financial activity and where appropriate, files suspicious activity reports to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The FIU also manages risk associated with politically exposed persons, and persons and entities on core sanctions and risk lists through screening.

A successful analyst on the FIU will:

  • Conduct time-sensitive investigations of potential money laundering activity
  • Draft reports analyzing potentially suspicious activity
  • Assist with streamlining casework


Ideal candidates will exhibit investigative, research intensive, and/or writing skills, while meeting the following requirements and qualifications:

  • Demonstrate experience building, sustaining and leveraging relationships
  • Possess a strong work ethic, organizational skills and attention to detail with excellent follow-up skills
  • High level of professionalism, self-motivation and sense of urgency
  • Demonstrate 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
  • Superior Microsoft Office skills
  • Currently enrolled in a fulltime undergraduate degree program with a graduation date between December 2019 and June 2020

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