Discover Campus. Bring your passion. Make your Mark.

What We Do

We’ve been around since 1986 changing the game in company culture by building a place where over 16,000 incredible individuals love to come to work. It’s our mission to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more for a brighter financial future—and we provide innovative banking and credit products to help people realize those goals. From establishing good credit, to paying for a college education or consolidating debt, Discover wants you to succeed.

Discover offers paid internship opportunities and full time opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to develop professional skills in a vibrant and collaborative environment.

Technology

Our technology roles enable Discover to drive profitability through deployment of innovative and efficient technology solutions while effectively managing security controls and risk. We support application development, advanced analytics, infrastructure support, technology operations, cybersecurity and risk.

Analytics

We help drive high-quality, fact-based decisions by providing critical insights of consumer and corporate performance and behavioral data. We leverage data and information to improve capabilities and processes and help mitigate fraud, risk and other potential business threats.

General Business

As one of the most recognized brands in direct banking and payment services, we have multiple consumer products, services and operational functions, that need the best people in the business.

  • Business Process Management/Lean
  • Card Operations
  • Consumer Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Internal Audit
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Strategy

Technology

Our technology roles enable Discover to drive profitability through deployment of innovative and efficient technology solutions while effectively managing security controls and risk. We support application development, advanced analytics, infrastructure support, technology operations, cybersecurity and risk.

Analytics

We help drive high-quality, fact-based decisions by providing critical insights of consumer and corporate performance and behavioral data. We leverage data and information to improve capabilities and processes and help mitigate fraud, risk and other potential business threats.

General Business

As one of the most recognized brands in direct banking and payment services, we have multiple consumer products, services and operational functions, that need the best people in the business.

  • Business Process Management/Lean
  • Card Operations
  • Consumer Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Internal Audit
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Strategy

At Discover, we treat you like you’d treat you.

Cultivate your career with a company, driven by a mission to help people achieve a brighter financial future.
Starting with our employees, we create a supportive and inclusive environment where all can thrive. We are guided by our principles that are focused on transparency, getting things done the right way, and building expertise through problem-solving and experimentation. You’ll be part of a community focused on supporting our customers and each other, while achieving beneficial balance at work.

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Internship Opportunities

The Discover Internship Program is “One of the Best Financial Services Internships” according to the 2017 Vault Top Internships Rankings. The Discover Internship offers exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects in a sought after work environment and culture. We believe an internship is the best way to launch your career with Discover.

These programs provide participants with:
• Interesting project assignments that support Discover’s strategic priorities and objectives
• Real time and consistent feedback
• A team of resources to assist with training and career development
• Exposure to managers with excellence in business acumen and effectiveness in managing and developing personnel
• Broad knowledge of cross-functional initiatives, experience and career contacts
• Opportunities to interact with the executive leadership team through program events
• Group Activities, including networking events among interns and other full time personnel

Summer 2020 Internship Recruiting Deadlines

Undergraduate and Advanced Degrees

Fall Recruitment Starts – August 19, 2019
Application Closes – November 8, 2019

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

MBA (Spring Recruiting)

Recruitment Starts – August 19, 2019
Application Closes – March 1, 2020

Full Time Opportunities

At Discover, we are committed to providing employees with opportunities to shape their own careers within the company, and our continued success is dependent upon developing world-class individuals to build the most talented teams.

Some key elements of the program include:

• Initial one-week training, focused on intensive industry and organizational knowledge, leadership communication techniques, and building your internal network.
• Cross-functional projects which increase your knowledge across the enterprise
• Dedicated program managers

Full Time 2020 Recruiting Deadlines

All Degrees

Fall Recruitment Starts – August 19, 2019
Application Closes – November 8, 2019

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

Our Recruiting Process

Step 1: Apply Online

We look forward to getting to know you better. All interested candidates must submit an online application to be considered. Our minimum qualifications are:
• Must be enrolled in an accredited university program leading to at least a bachelor’s degree
• Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on 4.0 grade point average scale
• For internships, must have a graduation date between December 2020 – June 2022
• For full-time, must have a graduation date between December 2019 – June 2020

Applications for internship and full-time positions will close on November 8, 2019.

Applications for MBA internships will close on March 1, 2020.

Please be aware that we will consider candidates on a rolling basis so we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Step 2: Preparing for the Interview Process

If selected, you will participate in a first round interview, either on-campus or by phone. Successful candidates will then be invited to Discover’s headquarters in Chicagoland (Riverwoods, IL) to participate in final round interviews. Your visit to our campus will include presentations, networking opportunities and 2-3 interviews including behavioral, technical or case study assessments.

We encourage you to learn more about our company by exploring our website, connecting with current employees or attending on-campus recruiting events.

Step 3: Offer

Congratulations! Your preparation has paid off and you’ve received an offer. As you go through the recruiting process, continue to consider Discover and seek out information that will help you make a good career decision. We typically give candidates two weeks to accept an offer to join us.

Step 4: Join Us and Get Ready to Make Your Mark

Your recruiter will keep in touch with you prior to your first day with Discover. You’ll hear from us about steps you need to take, how you can prepare and provide resources as you transition onto our teams. Your first day will include our exciting New Hire Welcome and Orientation program. We can’t wait to work together and help you build your future!

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Learn how our culture and benefits can place your career on the right track.

Learn how our teams make a difference in the lives of our customers.

Hear From Employees

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Meet Danny L.

Scrum Master, Business Technology

How is your work impact Discover overall? As the team’s Scrum Master, I help the team perform at their highest level by eliminating distractions so our engineers can focus on the high priority deliverables. We’re currently rolling out a new iteration of our event handling platform that makes it easy for applications to publish and subscribe to real-time events. I work with the team, product owner and stakeholders to create a roadmap of deliverables. Internally, I also coach the team on agile best practices to keep everything running smoothly. Read More See Jobs
Meet Jennifer Rubin

Director & Senior Counsel Direct Banking Products, Legal

How does working at Discover compare to other jobs you’ve had in the past? Discover is unlike any other company I have worked at, in that it encourages such collaboration between the business and law during all phases of an initiative. For example, I helped launch the first Third Party Digital Customer Service Platform in Discover history. There were ups and downs during this launch but I learned the most professionally from this experience and have greater insight and appreciation for my client’s initiatives. Discover also encourages employees to volunteer and give back to the community we serve. With that encouragement in mind, I, along with several other Law colleagues, helped create and establish a free help desk for survivors of domestic violence at the Cook County Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, IL. Read More See Jobs
Meet Molly

Technical Product Owner, Business Technology

How does your team manage change? If you’ve ever worked in technology on a long-term project, you know it’s almost impossible to predict all of the changes that might happen—requirements change, priorities change, people change, even technology can change. Agile, specifically Scaled Agile, helps all team members to be more comfortable with change. We’re continually improving how to break our work into smaller pieces that can be more easily worked on and completed. We’re able to adjust more quickly instead of waiting until the end. We’re able to learn and receive business value more quickly, which ultimately is Agile’s biggest advantage. Read More See Jobs
Meet Gunwantha

Senior Cybersecurity Analyst

What’s a typical day for you at the office? Each day is broken into three major components — issues, development and meetings/emails. Every day we go over feature requests, product issues, etc., and assign them out to those who are best suited to fix or develop them. Then, usually in the early afternoon, I will try to get all my meetings and emails taken care of as well as complete any necessary online training. Finally, near the end of the day, I work on development tasks, which usually involves building new technologies or scripts for our Security Operations Center to use. Every day is a bit different and always challenging and the role has been a great fit for me. Read More See Jobs
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Awards

We’re proud to be named one of the best places to work for diversity, inclusivity and Millenials.

 

Computerworld Best Places to Work In IT 2018

Computerworld Best Places to Work In IT 2018

Vault’s 2018 Best Financial Internship

Vault’s 2018 Best Financial Internship

Indeeds’s 2018 2nd Top Rated Workplaces for Millenials

Indeeds’s 2018 2nd Top Rated Workplaces for Millenials