MasterCard Hunts for Interns Through Social Media Challenge

Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:23pm EDT

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Students Get Schooled by Aliens on a Future World Beyond Cash

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MasterCard showcases the future of mobile payments with MasterPass.

 WHAT:     MasterCard is on a global hunt for Millennials with high hopes and big ideas for a cashless future. Watch more in a special edition of the Morning Brew. The              
           #internswanted campaign pits college students around the world to compete for internships using social media. Applicants are asked to submit an idea for a product,       
           system, app or technique that can help people go cashless in the future. Successful candidates will validate their application through social media using #InternsWanted- 
           the more likes and retweets, the better the chances for success.  #internswanted launches with a series of webisodes featuring aliens dealing with cash-related issues the 
           world will face in the future.                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                     
 WHO:      Students currently enrolled full-time accredited post-secondary institution.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                     
 WHY:      As a payments technology company, MasterCard considers Millennials key stakeholders who drive trends and approach business in new and unique ways. Engaging Millennials   
           will help MasterCard continue to evolve into a global company that is multi-cultural and diverse, allowing us to meet the evolving needs of our customers.                
                                                                                                                                                                                     
 WHERE:    The program will be held in six countries starting with the U.S. and Canada followed by Turkey, Italy, Singapore and China for internships in emerging payments,          
           technology, marketing, product management and issuer management.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                     
 HOW:      Students apply by submitting their cover letter and resume along with creative entries including photos, blog posts and videos on LinkedIn. For more information:         
           www.mastercard.com/internswanted.                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                     
 WHEN:     U.S: Campaign will run from March 14 to April 10, 2013. Winners will be notified on April 15.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                     
           Canada: Campaign will run from March 7 through April 7, 2013. Winners will be notified on April 15.                                                                       


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