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Finance Summer Internship


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Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second.

You + Visa = Everywhere You Want to Be

At Visa, we’re driven to connect the world through the most advanced digital payment network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. This mission is powered by the people at Visa who bring our unique culture to life. Visa is a place where you can make an impact, invest in your career growth and development, and join a truly inclusive culture where you belong.

The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace.

We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays

Job Description and Responsibilities

For current university students, the Visa Summer Internship programme is the biggest step you can take to joining our revolution of payments innovation. Throughout the 11 weeks at Visa, over the summer you will take on meaningful work, obtain executive exposure, engage in out-of-the-box problem solving, and participate in social and community service activities.  

We are looking for a summer intern who can innovate, collaborate and drive Visa into the next era of an already rapidly-evolving digital payments industry. 

Our Finance Internship Programme

In Finance, we want new, fresh perspectives in a rapidly changing world. This means we are looking for problem solvers like you to revolutionise the world of payments who can also look at the bigger picture through innovation and collaboration.

Here are some exciting things you could do as an intern in Corporate Finance: 

  • You could be working in our Corporate Development team, valuing M&A opportunities or assessing potential acquisitions
  • Experience the day to day of our Deal team, participating in some of Visa’s negotiations with some of the biggest banks in the world
  • Work in our Pricing team helping us better price our product and services, understand strategic levers of pricing
  • Collaborate with our Treasury team to understand key drivers behind our Balance Sheet, cash flow and help build stress testing scenarios
  • Interpreting financial data to identify future business potential by working closely with senior leaders in Sales, Strategy or Marketing
  • Improve Visa’s financial performance by analysing results and variances; identifying trends and recommending action
  • Working with us to optimise our large budget of investments, making sure we always invest on those activities and campaigns that give us higher returns

For those interested in traditional Finance, you can also help us ensure financial data accuracy, integrity and consistency of by working in more specialised Finance teams like Controllership or Tax.


Visa Europe is home to a talented team with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Our campaign “YOUniqueness, Accepted Everywhere” is all about allowing our individuals who work for us the opportunity unleash their difference and the potential that is uniquely their own. We’re looking for the next generation of change-agents – dreamers and creatives - who are fascinated by new technology and want to be empowered to change the way business is done. 

Therefore, our requirements are few: 

  • Current university student graduating in 2023 or later pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in any subject, ideally STEM, Economics or Finance
  • Proactive, with experience of being a self-starter and has a willingness to learn 
  • Passionate about technology and the payments industry 
  • Confident in MS Office tools such as Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word 
  • Some knowledge of SQL, Python, R is not necessary, but welcome
  • Confident communication skills able to work with senior stakeholders

We are interested in candidates with strong analytical skills, who can translate large amounts of information into actionable business decisions, and engage with senior stakeholders to make robust and data driven strategic decisions.

If you are good with numbers, and enjoy analysing information to simplify the world around you, you can have a successful career in Corporate Finance with Visa.

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Job ID Number: REF42048Y
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 11 weeks
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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