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At Mastercard® you'll become part of a culture where we strive to make payments safer and easier every day. 

Are you ready to innovate, create and work with people from all over the world? In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we offer comprehensive development opportunities designed to help you establish your career and hit the global payments ground running.

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Internship Programme

Mastercard offers 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 priceless experience.

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

Mastercard Graduate Development Programme

The Mastercard Graduate Development Programme 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.

Programme 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


  • Evidence of strong academics, Minimum predicted or achieved classification of a 2.1 or equivalent GPA of 3.0.
  • Demonstrates leadership and ability to drive change
  • Innovative thinking to deliver value
  • Thoughtful risk-taking attitude
  • Passion for innovation and technology

Management Associates Programme (MBA)

Mastercard’s Management Associate Programme is a Global General Management Programme 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 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 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.

Opportunities for students

Whether you're interested in an internship or applying for a job after graduation, we have the opportunity for you

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