Looking for Our Next Generation of Blue
The mission of the Generation Blue Intern Program is to support Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s talent acquisition strategy by providing a meaningful internship experience through real-world projects, mentorship, feedback and networking opportunities, while also developing a pipeline of diverse, talented individuals as potential future employees.
Participants of the Blue Cross Generation Blue Internship Program are aligned with and will be paid by a Blue Cross third-party staffing vendor who will be represented as their direct employer.
Currently pursing or recently completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in any major
Minimum 2.5 GPA, preferred 3.0
Able to work 20-24 hours per week for spring and fall internships and a minimum of 20 hours per week for summer positions
Strong oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Word
Self-motivation and adaptability to change
Ability to think analytically and present ideas professionally
|YOUR INTERNSHIP JOURNEY||
1We post internship roles for spring, summer and fall. Once you search for an open role that matches your interests and qualifications, you will submit your resume to indicate your interest.
|Spring August 1 – September 30||Summer January 1 – March 1||Fall March 1 – May 15|
2Our team will review your resume. We recommend checking your email and voicemail for updates and next steps.
|Spring October 1 – November 1||Summer March 30 – April 15||Fall May 15 – June 15|
3If you qualify for the role, you may be asked to conduct a phone interview, video interview, and/or panel interview.
|Spring November 1 – December 1||Summer March 30 – May 1||Fall May 15 – June 30|
4Start your internship. Do real work, learn, grow and have fun!
|Spring First week of January||Summer First week of June||Fall Mid August|
Meet the Team
“I have been working in Talent Acquisition since 2008. I found a passion for helping young adults find their career path and watching them grow throughout their careers.”
Workforce Development Program Manager
“I love seeing the impact that the interns at BCBSLA make on not only our organization, but the community. It brings me so much joy to watch each cohort progress and develop their skills with the use of the professional development classes and meaningful real-world projects.”
Workforce Development Specialist
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
HANDS ON PROFESSIONAL WORK
We host interns in a variety of areas throughout the business, including but not limited to Healthcare Analytics, IT, Marketing, Human Resources, and our Healthcare Value areas.
Our interns regularly meet with their managers for one-on-ones as well as with other members of their cohort.
Our Learning and Development team, along with our Workforce Development team, developed the intern workshops to focus on building professional and interpersonal skills like Accountability, Time Management, Communication and the “Brand You Series.”
At the end of each cohort, our interns get to share with each other, their departments and our leadership team the work that they have been doing and contributing to over the semester.
A Day in the Life of an Intern
Join Jori B. to get an inside look at a day in the life of a Blue Cross Digital Experience intern in 2021! It's not just email and virtual meetings from her home office. Jori also goes on video shoots and helps run our Facebook livestream events. Then it's back to the office to catch a virtual coffee talk, brainstorm a social media campaign or create our latest TikTok video.
“What Our Interns Had to Say”
“To me the internship experience taught how analytics is leveraged in healthcare and was an opportunity to get my foot in the door for a full-time position. I learned how to apply what I was learning in school, to execute and act upon the knowledge I had to create value for the team. I helped create different processes for model interpretability and understanding.”
Healthcare Analytics Intern, Fall 2019
“The internship at BCBSLA meant a lot to me because I was able to apply acquired knowledge to real work experiences. I learned a lot of new things and enjoyed being exposed to a professional job setting. My transition from college to a full-time employee was a breeze because I was familiar with the company and job duties. I grew as a professional by learning my strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. I learned to network, and I developed strong teamwork skills. I add value by meeting expectations and going above. I work with providers to help them provide quality care to our members.”
Accountable Care Organization Program Intern, Fall 2019
“The best part of my job here in data analytics is knowing that your work is ultimately able to impact and help the patients. It’s really rewarding to see that your efforts are able to make a difference.”
Healthcare Analytics Intern, Fall 2018
“Being an intern at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana was such a great learning experience for me especially being the first cohort to be fully virtual. While I was an intern, I was able to gain so much knowledge in my field of data/analytics. Before working for BCBSLA I had no idea what I could do with an ISDS degree and being here really opened my eyes to multiple opportunities within my field. Our weekly “coffee talks” helped me grow so much as a professional because we did multiple activities related to professional development. When I started working full time in a different department, I was able to bring my knowledge from the EDW to my new team.”
Data Warehousing Intern, Summer 2020