Global Internships

The Western Union Internship Program is a valuable opportunity for students to gain real-world experience working for an international brand, bring their unique insights and talents to the company, and expand various teams’ capacity.

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Global Internships

The Western Union Internship Program is a valuable opportunity for students to gain real-world experience working for an international brand, bringing their unique insights and talents to the company while expanding various teams’ capacity.

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Internships around the world

Several Western Union locations offer opportunities for internships. Given the future state of work, remote or virtual programs may be available at any given time. Schedules and program duration vary per location and business need. (See charts below.) Internship opportunities are posted as available, so you may want to setup a Job Alert. (Learn how here.)

When companies hire interns, everyone wins

WU Interns

Having a thoughtful internship program means worthwhile opportunities for the interns, the hiring managers, and the company as a whole. Interns participate in planned activities, team huddles, and project work wherein they utilize and explore developing interests and skills. Hiring managers meanwhile gain added capacity and fresh perspectives within their teams. And by providing exposure to incoming professionals, the company creates organic brand ambassadors and helps build the next generation of talent.

We invite our global interns to share their unique perspectives and insights. Encouraged to challenge the way we work, they have an opportunity to drive innovation and advance business objectives. This is no small task, and we hope our interns leave the experience feeling fulfilled, accomplished, and confident that they have honed skills important to their future success.

Lithuaia 2019 summer interns
Richard Williams, CPO

“As we grow and create solutions for our customers in the digital fintech industry, we have abundant opportunity to mobilize talent virtually and grow a diverse talent pipeline of future leaders. Western Union reaches billions of accounts operating in 200 countries and territories. Our internship program provides a unique global experience in a leading fintech industry that is driven by our purpose to move money for better.”

Richard Williams

Chief People Officer

Richard Williams, CPO

Richard Williams

Chief People Officer

“As we grow and create solutions for our customers in the digital fintech industry, we have abundant opportunity to mobilize talent virtually and grow a diverse talent pipeline of future leaders. Western Union reaches billions of accounts operating in 200 countries and territories. Our internship program provides a unique global experience in a leading fintech industry that is driven by our purpose to move money for better.”

Testimonials

In the few months that our #WUInterns spend with us, we hope to provide enriching, unique, and memorable experiences, full of learning and growth opportunities. Read what some of our global interns had to say about their programs:

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I started working full-time at Western Union after my internship. I enjoyed the company culture, collaborative environment, and its people. What made my internship experience unique was being able to explore, getting to know different teams and departments to see what they do and how they work.

Sabela P.V.

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AML Compliance Intern (2019)
Vilnius, Lithuania

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I was part of the WU internship program in 2013. I later became a full-time employee in 2014 as part of the Compliance team, then I was promoted to be part of Human Resources in 2019. I’m grateful for the trust I received from the company since Day one, even though at that time I was a high school student with no experience. Western Union gave me the opportunity to learn and practice my knowledge since the beginning.

Stephanie G.

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Compliance Intern (2013)
Santa Ana, Costa Rica

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When you apply for an internship with a Fortune 500 company, you hardly ever expect to be working closely with, or even see any chief officers for that matter. Being able to work so closely with top HR executives in the company was a very humbling experience.

Andy W.

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Employer Brand Intern (2018)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

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I learned so much during my internship with Western Union! My internship gave me the opportunity to meet great mentors and become part of a friendly team. I loved my individual projects because I found the work interesting, challenging, and I created an actual impact for my team.

Maya C.

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IT and Communications Intern (2020)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

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I had a wonderful time as a #WUIntern, from getting to know my fellow interns to meeting company leaders and having the opportunity to ask them challenging questions. My manager helped me with a number of the early engineering and development skills I will need to be successful.

Aakash T.

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Software Engineering Intern (2020)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

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WU has taught me how it is like to work with a set of passionate people to achieve a common goal with respect towards one another and how it is even more important to chill and celebrate small successes to keep the party going and work flowing.

Aziz G.

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Trainee Associate, Solutions Engineering (2019)
Pune, India

Testimonials

In the few months that our #WUInterns spend with us, we hope to provide enriching, unique, and memorable experiences, full of learning and growth opportunities. Read what some of our global interns had to say about their programs:

Slide Quote-marks

I started working full-time at Western Union after my internship. I enjoyed the company culture, collaborative environment, and its people. What made my internship experience unique was being able to explore, getting to know different teams and departments to see what they do and how they work.

Sabela P.V.

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AML Compliance Intern (2019)
Vilnius, Lithuania

Slide Quote-marks

I was part of the WU internship program in 2013. I later became a full-time employee in 2014 as part of the Compliance team, then I was promoted to be part of Human Resources in 2019. I’m grateful for the trust I received from the company since Day one, even though at that time I was a high school student with no experience. Western Union gave me the opportunity to learn and practice my knowledge since the beginning.

Stephanie G.

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Compliance Intern (2013)
Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Slide Quote-marks

When you apply for an internship with a Fortune 500 company, you hardly ever expect to be working closely with, or even see any chief officers for that matter. Being able to work so closely with top HR executives in the company was a very humbling experience.

Andy W.

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Employer Brand Intern (2018)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Slide Quote-marks

I learned so much during my internship with Western Union! My internship gave me the opportunity to meet great mentors and become part of a friendly team. I loved my individual projects because I found the work interesting, challenging, and I created an actual impact for my team.

Maya C.

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IT and Communications Intern (2020)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Slide Quote-marks

I had a wonderful time as a #WUIntern, from getting to know my fellow interns to meeting company leaders and having the opportunity to ask them challenging questions. My manager helped me with a number of the early engineering and development skills I will need to be successful.

Aakash T.

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Software Engineering Intern (2020)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Slide Quote-marks

WU has taught me how it is like to work with a set of passionate people to achieve a common goal with respect towards one another and how it is even more important to chill and celebrate small successes to keep the party going and work flowing.

Aziz G.

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Trainee Associate, Solutions Engineering (2019)
Pune, India

Applying for an internship with Western Union

Applying for a job can be intimidating. So we aim to simplify our application process. Currently enrolled students — as per the location charts above — can explore Western Union internship opportunities via the steps below. (Or review a detailed candidate journey summary here.)

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Search & Apply

  • Explore our opportunities
  • Create a profile
  • Submit your application (you can check your status or update your profile any time)

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Recruiter Connect

  • If your qualifications fit with the role, a Recruiter will schedule an introduction call
  • A skills assessment may be required

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Manager Interview

  • Your application is reviewed by a Hiring Manager and, if you’re qualified, interviews come next
  • Your Recruiter will maintain contact during the process

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Joining Us

  • If selected, we first extend a verbal offer
  • If you confirm your continued interest in the position, you’ll receive a written conditional offer of employment
  • Country-specific, pre-employment checks are initiated prior to your
    start date

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#WelcometoWU

  • Our onboarding team will email you details on start date and any additional documentation for signature
  • You’ll receive a welcome email from your Hiring Manager prior to your start date
  • Your team will be waiting for you to officially #JoinWU!

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Find internships
Search-Apply-Icon

  • Explore our opportunities
  • Create a profile
  • Submit your application (you can check your status or update your profile any time)
Intro-Interview icon

  • If your qualifications fit with the role, a Recruiter will schedule an introduction call
  • A skills assessment may be required
Candidate-Evaluation-Icon

  • Your application is reviewed by a Hiring Manager and, if you’re qualified, interviews come next
  • Your Recruiter will maintain contact during the process
Offer-to-Join-Icon

  • If selected, we first extend a verbal offer
  • If you confirm your continued interest in the position, you’ll receive a written conditional offer of employment
  • Country-specific, pre-employment checks are initiated prior to your
    start date
Offer-to-Join-Icon

  • Our onboarding team will email you details on start date and any additional documentation for signature
  • You’ll receive a welcome email from your Hiring Manager prior to your start date
  • Your team will be waiting for you to officially #JoinWU!