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angle-left About 60 summer internship positions available at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

About 60 summer internship positions available at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

For Immediate Release:  2018-02-12

Contact:  Morgan van der Horst (585) 372-6543, Kevin Kane (585) 399-6635

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has about 60 summer internship positions available for college students at its locations in upstate New York.

Summer internship positions include jobs in information technology, marketing, customer operations, finance, human resources, corporate communications, and more. Internships are available at health plan locations in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Utica.

“Our goal is to attract students from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that represent all forms of diversity within our community,” said Joseph Searles, corporate director, Diversity and Workforce Inclusion. “It's important to us because it is a way to usher in the innovation needed to best serve our customers.”

The 10-week paid internships will run from June - August 2018. To qualify for an internship, students must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of the internship.

Goals of the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Diversity & Inclusion Summer College Internship Program include:

  • Providing professional career development opportunities for students, helping them gain hands-on work experience and jump starting their careers.
  • Helping the company attract and retain the best talent. Students will be offered development workshops, networking opportunities and meaningful work experiences to help them become qualified applicants for future job openings, both here and for other top employers.


“Our summer interns are exposed to an array of career fields and development opportunities that we believe enhance their overall employability once they enter the job market. We are proud to say that nearly all of our interns from last year said that they would recommend our program to their peers,” said Searles.

If you're wondering what it's like to intern with us, check out these student experiences here.

Students are encouraged to apply for these competitive internships as soon as possible. Positions will close as candidates are selected for the internships. To apply for the internships, go to

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With more than 3,500 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit