Our 10-week Summer Internship Program is an ideal way for both undergrad and graduate students to gain real-life work experience while learning what a career at Blue Shield of California can offer. Interns work on real-world projects and initiatives while being immersed in all aspects of our business. From interacting with senior leadership to visiting a neighborhood health clinic, interns will build a better understanding of the diversity and complexities of working in the dynamic world of health insurance.
Below is some information on the project this intern will be working on:
The Talent Pipeline Generalist Intern role was designed to offer our leaders variety in talent skill set while growing the next generation of Blue Shield leaders from within. As a Talent Pipeline Generalist Intern, you will be screened, interviewed, hired and evaluated for key operational and strategic roles that will be determined post-hire, based on a matching process. Depending on both business need and your strengths and experience, you could be placed in any one of the following lines of business:
Corporate (HR, Finance, Internal Communications)
Health Care Quality and Affordability
Markets (Sales and Marketing) Throughout the internship program, you will have the ability to learn about additional employment opportunities within the organization. This will include full time positions (that are open during the internship time period) as well as other Talent Pipeline Programs like the award-winning Shield Emerging Leader and Management Trainee Programs. Should you be considered for any of these opportunities, you will receive support from the program leaders as part of the transition into our organization.
Candidate Profile and Requirements
Currently enrolled in an Undergraduate program at an accredited college/university in a relevant discipline - Business, Public Health or similar preferred.
Currently enrolled in a Master’s program at an accredited college/university in a relevant discipline - Business, Public Health or similar preferred.
1-3 years of working experience (supervisory and leadership experience a plus)
Background and/or emphasis in one or more key business areas: - Marketing - Information Technology (software, hardware, digital design, enterprise architecture) - Finance
- General business
- Customer service or support
- Health care (e.g., quality, clinical, pharmacy, public health)
Must be willing and able to relocate at own expense. This is a hire-then-place role where Intern's specific role and location will be confirmed after hire. Possible locations include: Oakland, CA, greater Sacramento area (CA), and Los Angeles area (CA).
Skills & Qualifications
Passionate - about our mission to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at an affordable price - and about helping to create the future of healthcare
Capacity to be a change agent, demonstrating persistence and resilience when faced with challenges; a high level of flexibility
Strong written & oral business communication skills
Demonstrated learning agility and ability to quickly come up to speed in a fast-paced business environment
Ability to quickly develop productive relationships with colleagues and management
Aspiration to continuously learn and grow your career at an accelerated pace
Willingness to roll up your sleeves and dig into the details
Track record of getting high-quality results in a complex and fast-paced environment, while demonstrating interpersonal awareness and self-management
Collaborates well with all levels of an organization on complex projects, equally capable as a project leader or a member of the team
Basic project management skills, including use of project management tools and discipline to organize the work and deliver on time and on budget
High level of proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Internal Number: 1900292
About Blue Shield of California
Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest
working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue
Shield of California’s Mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at
an affordable price. Blue Shield is focused on improving health care delivery by working
closely with providers and making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric.
Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 4 million
members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2
percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and
since 2005 we have contributed more than $325 million to the Blue Shield of California
Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that
a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to
develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program,