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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 recognised 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 programme 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.

Summer Internship Programme

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.

Programme components:

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


  • Evidence of strong academics, Minimum predicted classification of a 2.1 or equivalent GPA of 3.0.
  • Innovative thinking and thoughtful risk taking
  • Ability to partner across the organisation
  • Sound communication skills

Management Associates Programme (MBA)

Mastercard’s Management Associate Programme is a Global General Management Programme accelerating successful MBA graduates into fast track careers. The programme 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 programme
  • 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 organisation and take thoughtful risks
  • MBA degree must be completed prior to start date

Candidates for this programme 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.