Summer Associates

MastercardArlington, VA

19 days ago


Job Title

Associate Product Specialist Intern, Summer 2024 - United States

Job Location

Arlington, VA

Job Overview

Mastercard is looking for passionate and talented interns to join our team as Associate Product Specialist Interns. In this role, you will be assigned to a business unit where you will learn, develop new skills, and gain valuable on-the-job experience. You will have the opportunity to understand how Mastercard develops business cases for new product opportunities, creates customer-centric products, and brings them to market.


New York salary: $32/hour


As an Associate Product Specialist Intern, you may:

  • Partner with your team to manage tasks across the product life cycle
  • Assist in establishing and monitoring progress in development and implementation processes
  • Work with various product lines and technologies
  • Provide competitive landscape analysis, trends, consumer insights, research, and program analytics
  • Engage with business and engineering teams to track progress, identify dependencies and risks
  • Contribute to inspiring product visions based on market and customer needs
  • Measure product and business metrics to increase adoption and understand customer needs
  • Conduct iterative experiments to identify key features for product releases and roadmap
  • Manage strategic initiatives
  • Work on potential product areas such as Analytics, APIs, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency/Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Loyalty, Marketing, Open Banking, or Payments (e-commerce, in-store, etc.)


  • Undergraduate with a target graduation date between December 2024 - August 2025
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, PPT)
  • High energy level, flexible, adaptive, and strong collaborator
  • Well planned, organized & structured to manage time & work effectively

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Arlington, VA | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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