CareFirst is excited to offer Internships and Graduate Development Programs for students in a variety of departmental areas. Our goal is to offer college students and graduate students and opportunity to work in an exciting environment which fosters continued learning and development, with hands on training. Be a part of the team while gaining real life work experiences as you assist with key corporate initiatives at CareFirst.
Here is a sampling of the CareFirst opportunities available to college and graduate students:
Q: What is the salary?
A: Interns are paid a competitive hourly salary.
Q: How do I find out about your positions?
A: All of our positions are posted on our website's job openings page. We always post internships with college career centers. We also attend numerous career fairs and employer events throughtout the year.
Q: What is the typical length of your internships?
A: We have many opportunities for internships. They can be for a semester at a time, or, our preference is internships that run Summer through Spring. Our summer interns work up to 40 hours per week, while spring and fall interns are expected to work up to 20 hours per week. During the school year, we are flexible regarding the hours worked per week. We realize that your priority is your academic work.
Q: Do you offer Graduate level internships?
A: Yes! We offer advanced learning opportunities for graduate students. Our typical graduate intern student is working on their MBA, MPH, MHA or MS degree. Project for graduate student interns are more analytical and data intensive. Most graduate student interns have the opportunity to work on high level strategic initiatives and have visibility with senior management.
To be eligible to participate in our "Internship" program, students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university at either the junior or senior level in either an undergraduate or graduate program. We typically look for students who have a 3.25 GPA or above. Majors and required skill sets vary depending on the business area. Students must have strong analytical skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applicants must have an strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
This position may include the following duties: Analyze market and segment competitors. Conduct market research on segments and products within the CareFirst geographic region. Read and summarize government regulations and guideline. Understand insurance products in-depth. Formulate excel spreadsheets and calculate comparisons. Create graph and charts to demonstrate marketing strategy. Create PowerPoint presentations.
- Positions in IT vary from each department. You may gain a thorough understanding of the entire life cycle methodology and governance around application development starting with managing business owner requirements then progressing through technical design, build, test and deployment phases. Obtain a working knowledge of CareFirst health care processes.
Production of reports using MS Access, Excel, SharePoint and other reporting tools.
Develop, test, and implement efficient and maintainable reporting, IT serviceCatalogs and SharePoint sites, content and processes.
Generate clear and concise documentation.
Perform process engineering and continuous improvement functions with a focus on providing reporting support including developing standards or ad hoc reports for management and end users using CareFirst reporting tools (i.e. MS Visio, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint, Clarity and other web-based and reporting tools).
- Production of monthly and quarterly reports using SQL Plus, Business Intelligence tools, and mainframe programming languages (SAS and EzTrieve). Develop and test basic ad hoc reports, identifying and resolving problems as they arise.
The internship will provide an opportunity to learn new technology and acquire business knowledge in the health care field.
Assist with fulfillment process for Individual Sales pre-sales literature, including copy review, routing, tracking, filing of materials and pre-sale kit fulfillment order processes. Assist with reporting on day-to-day fulfillment-related activities. Participate in teams to assist in implementation of new product changes requiring changes to fulfillment materials.
Assist with implementation of strategic integrated direct response sales campaigns, including copy review, routing, tracking and filling of Direct Mail campaign materials. Draft communication of campaign details and provide to appropriate individuals. Assist with production of event solicitations, including postcards. Assist with reporting on campaign activities.
The Research Team is responsible for all required research (for example, surveys mandated by NCQA and State and Federal agencies) and ad hoc studies conducted at CareFirst. The Research Team uses phone, mail, Web-based and focus group methodologies in the design of its projects. Target populations include health plan members, providers, employers, and CareFirst employees.
Principle accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Assisting with mainframe programs, compiling rate charts, computing Income Adjustment Factors, compiling components of monitoring reports and state filing including enrollment, market segment date, etc. Assemble competitive analyses and experience data gathering and updating. Assist with model updates, trend exhibit updates and organize directories.
You will be responsible for research, writing and editing. Will serve as a backup to Literature Resource Center, assist with maintenance of electronic files and databases, will gain knowledge and understanding of all events supporting associate and executive meetings, and activities.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.