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Specialty Network Contracting Intern

UnitedHealth Group

Specialty Network Contracting Intern
Eden Prairie, MN Internship Paid


Internships at Optum. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that’s dramatically shaping our entire health care system. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is a leading health services and innovations company dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 94,000 people collaborating worldwide, Optum combines people, technology, data and action to improve the delivery, quality and efficiency of healthcare.

Our internship opportunities provide a hands-on view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. Here, you’ll work side by side with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter. So here we are. You have a lot to learn. We have a lot to do. It’s the perfect storm. And even better? Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life’s best work.


  • This internship is available immediately and will be part-time during school and full-time in the summer
  • UnitedHealth Group is not able to offer visa sponsorship now or in the future for this position

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and modify financial models within excel as well as Tableau, pull data from Tableau and potentially modify the databases as needed
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and Project Managers to define application and credentialing process including working within regulatory requirements and secure necessary legal approvals
  • Learn operations and develop processes within the organization
  • Review contract terms and definitions


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Healthcare Administration, Pre-Law or a similar degrees preferred from an accredited college/university during the duration of the internship. Internships are not intended for graduating seniors or graduate-level students
  • Highly adept at Excel and Microsoft Office including use of formulas
  • Ability to come into the office in the Eden Prairie, MN location 3 days a week
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • 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:

  • Rising Junior or Senior preferred
  • Previous Tableau experience
  • Previous SAS experience
  • Creative and analytical with strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both alone and in a team environment
  • Self-starter, motivated, and has an interest in continuing to learn

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.