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angle-left About 90 Summer 2019 Internship Positions are Available at Excellus BCBS

About 90 Summer 2019 Internship Positions are Available at Excellus BCBS

For Immediate Release:  2018-12-04

Contact:  Kevin Kane, (585) 399-6635 / kevin.kane@excellus.com

Starting now and until they are filled, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is posting about 90 college internships for Summer 2019 for college students at its locations in upstate New York.

Summer internship positions currently available include jobs in finance, information technology, analytics, strategy, clinical, and customer operations. Internships are available at Health Plan locations in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Utica.

Additional internship positions in marketing, human resources, legal, community health engagement, corporate communications, and more will be available over the next couple of months. In total, there will be about 90 internship opportunities available.

“The Diversity & Inclusion Summer College Internship Program is a strategic recruitment tool focused on transitioning talented undergraduate and graduate students to be prepared for full time employment opportunities through a program focused on the soft skills and technical skills necessary within the workplace,” said Brandy Bauza, director of Talent Acquisition.

The 10-week paid internships will run from June-August 2019. To qualify for an internship, students must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of the internship.

While the Company has had summer interns for many years, a snapshot of the program's growth and success for full time recruitment includes:

  • 300+ interns worked between the summers of 2015-2018
  • 40+ interns stayed into the fall and perhaps the spring semesters for continued part time work and skill building

The program's goals are to:

  • Provide professional career development opportunities for students, helping them gain hands-on work experience and jump starting their careers
  • Help the company attract and retain the best talent while developing them as qualified applicants for future job openings, here and elsewhere, through training, networking opportunities and meaningful work experiences
  • Attract students from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that represent all forms of diversity within our community

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 Careers.ExcellusBCBS.com.

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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 ExcellusBCBS.com.