Internship Overview

Mastercard 2023 Internship Programme

European Technology Hub in Dublin
Mastercard Ireland opened its operations in 2008 with 36 staff and since then has grown to over 1000 people. Today, it is a vibrant, multi-cultural hub that attracts passionate technologists from Ireland, across Europe, and indeed the world. This is testament to the investment, innovative work and great talent the company enjoys in Dublin and highlights the important role the Dublin Tech Hub plays as part of the global business. The new campus-style workplace provides state-of-the-art facilities with positive environmental design principles focused on neuro-diversity, wellbeing and collaboration at its core. Highlights include a rooftop terrace, café, luxurious changing rooms, car parking and wellbeing classes. Mastercard will continue to encourage flexible working and offer above and beyond benefits whilst its people enjoy the new airy and collaborative workplace. Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn

Internship Program
The Mastercard Intern Program is a comprehensive program where students will gain hands on real work-life skills while having fun and contributing to a global company. As an intern, you will be challenged with completing projects that will enhance your skills as well as contribute to the department’s goals and objectives.
Program Components:

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

Available Opportunities

Software Engineering – Our Software Engineering teams leverage Agile development principles, advanced development and design practices, and an obsession with security, reliability, and performance to deliver solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for talented software engineers to develop advanced technologies and applications that are revolutionizing payments.

Database Engineering - Data is an organization's biggest asset.  The role is responsible for everything AROUND data but not the data itself. Our Database Engineers make sure that data is available to users, secure from unauthorized access, and the infrastructure is scalable, resilient and available always.

Site Reliability Engineering – Our Site Reliability Engineer’s roles it to be the production readiness steward for the platform, by managing, mitigating, or elevating awareness of the business risk of all customer interactions with Mastercard’s technology platforms. This is accomplished by linking every technology recommendation with a business value, continuously monitoring platform health indicators, and elevating awareness when one of our main objectives is at risk.

Foundry Research & Development - The Mastercard Foundry R&D team is built on a foundation of research and development, mining innovation internally, innovating new product lines with emerging technology, managing new products from inception to market validation and engaging strategically with start-ups to shape the future of commerce with and for our customers. 

Program Qualifications

  • Penultimate year student (graduating in 2024) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems or related degrees.
  • Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages and skills such as Coding, CI/CD tools, Java, JavaScript, C++, C#, .NET Core and Python.
  • Evidence of strong academics, predicted to achieve UK 2.1 or equivalent.
  • Innovative thinking and thoughtful risk taking
  • Strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to partner across the organization
  • Sound communication skills

Our Purpose
We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion (who we are) for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.