Blue Cross Blue Shield

BCBSVT Intern Program | Summer

Hours Per Week: 40

Position Starts: June 2019

End Date: August 2019

Pay: Dependent on experience

Location: Berlin, VT



Main Focus of Internship:

Information Technology (IT)

BCBSVT hires college students each summer to provide them an opportunity for a corporate experience in their field or area of interest, while also bringing value to our organization.

Our paid intern positions provide meaningful, interesting work in your area of study. Interns have the opportunity to work on substantive, collaborative projects and corporate initiatives across a variety of departments within our company. Some internships are split between two departments, while others are for one. Interns work 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday during the summer.

Interns are encouraged to dive into our corporate culture of caring, participating in the various health and wellness initiatives of our STRIVE Program, or volunteering at a community event as a member of our Blue Crew. They are also given the opportunity to present their summer’s body of work to their colleagues and our executive team in August. Many of the initiatives headed by our summer interns have blossomed into ongoing projects here at BCBSVT, including most recently our Corporate Sustainability Initiative.

For the summer of 2019, we are looking for interns in the following departments:

  • Information Security and Core Applications (two departments)
    • Orchestration and automation with security tools such as CheckPoint, LogRhythm, Tufin, CrowdStrike and ServiceNow
    • Additional work to include enforcing DMARC and assisting in the strategy of assessing anti-phishing capabilities and technologies
    • Work on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) pilot project
    • Analytics and logistics relating to workflows and processes
    • Strong candidates may have an information security, computer science or software engineering background, and technical skills such as programming/scripting
  • Actuarial Services and Underwriting (two departments)
    • Re-coding of EDGE servers extracts and reconciliation to paid claims, review of benefit pricing assumptions to Outlines of Coverage for VISG, creation of database with provider info and historical increases, and automation of monthly group premium database
    • Analysis of the anti-selection the Plan is exposed to under various common pricing scenarios, and the development of appropriate factors to account for this risk. This will involve research, gathering data both internally and externally, performing analyses and making a recommendation for new or adjusted pricing.
    • Strong candidates will have a basic understanding of actuarial concepts, through studying for preliminary exams, college coursework or prior experience. Solid background in mathematics, statistics, business or finance. Strong computer skills, including Excel and preferably SAS.
  • Community Relations & Health Education (one department)
    • Development, planning and material preparation for multiple community outreach events
    • Promotion of events and revamping of all website content related to community programming
    • Collection and analysis of metrics related to our community engagement events and programs
    • Strong candidates will be very comfortable engaging with people, have strong writing and speaking skills as well as experience organizing events and working with social media
    • NOTE: this intern can split their time between Berlin (3 days) and South Burlington (2 days) if preferred.
  • Communications & Brand Strategy (one department)
    • Support of projects related to brand development and marketing communication campaigns
    • Social media support and the development of marketing communication materials
    • Strong candidates will be experienced in the use of Microsoft Office, social media channels and tools and have writing experience
    • NOTE: this intern can split their time between Berlin (3 days) and South Burlington (2 days) if preferred.