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Healthcare Economics Intern

UnitedHealth Group

Healthcare Economics Intern
Eden Prairie, MN Internship Paid


Begin your career at UnitedHealth Group and you’ll get an opportunity to do something extraordinary with your first job out of school: make a real difference. We have modest goals: Help 75 million people live healthier lives. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Brilliant. Compassionate. Driven. You’ll find these people everywhere you turn here. You’ll also find a world of career options fueled by your performance and limited only by imagination. Start here. And start doing your life’s best work.


  • Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position
  • This full-time summer intern position will be available starting in Summer 2018
  • UnitedHealth Group is not able to offer visa sponsorship now or in the future for this position

When it comes to challenges that can dramatically shape your career, smart people like you are discovering opportunities with us. Here’s why. A career with UnitedHealth Group in the Finance and Accounting area will have you working side by side with some of the most dynamic, intelligent and results driven people on earth. This is work that matters far beyond the balance sheet. We’re helping to improve people’s lives by helping the entire health care system manage resources in new and better ways. Health care is changing.

Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else. You want to grow. We want to support you and, along the way, help you acquire the skills that lead to your life’s best work.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with analysts to help develop analytic models to evaluate financial impact of business strategies to manage pharmaceutical spend and trend
  • Assist the internal analysts in the development of strategic initiatives aimed at improving the access and affordability of healthcare
  • Assist, interpret, and help analyze pharmaceutical claims and cost trends to identify management opportunities and measure the impact of strategy implementation
  • Help on projects by contributing to database creation, statistical modeling and financial reports
  • Work with analysts to analyze reporting tools utilized by the internal customer groups
  • Assist with any ad hoc projects throughout the internship


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited college/university during the duration of the internship. Other degrees are considered when accompanied by aptitude or interests in finance. Internships are not intended for graduating seniors
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • 1-2 years of working with MS Excel including formulas, calculations, charts, graphs, etc. as well as proficiency in other Office applications
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and leadership potential
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization (F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Junior class year

About Us

Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.

A Top 10 Fortune company, we're focused on helping people live healthier lives while making the health system work better for everyone. Here, we seek to empower people with the information, guidance and tools to make personal health choices. We work harder and we aim higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And, at the end of the day, we’re doing a lot of good for more than 85 million people worldwide.

Fun Fact

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.