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Leadership Acceleration Program Intern (2021)

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Highmark Health

Highmark Health

Leadership Acceleration Program Intern (2021)

Pittsburgh, PA +2 locations
  • Responsibilities

    This job has the goal of providing the opportunity to acquire practical experience through direct exposure to various parts of our organization and to develop the next generation of diverse business leaders.

    The internship provides the advantage of potentially being accepted into our 2022 Leadership Acceleration Program (LAP) at the end of the intern experience. This exciting opportunity will align interns with a business function in: Corporate, Customer Operations, or Provider (Hospital) to facilitate a hands-on, learning experience.

    During the 12 week journey, interns will be provided with high visibility assignments, professional development, a specialized learning curriculum and exposure to senior leadership. The program also provides networking and company culture events that allow interns to truly connect to our organization and begin to shape their career path.


    • Complete assignments and project work in the assigned functional rotational area including gathering and synthesizing data into meaningful observations, analyzing, identifying, and problem solving various for situations. Present findings and recommendations to leadership and work-group at the close of the internship.
    • Use analytical, organizational, and project management experience and skills to contribute in completing assigned projects.
    • Research best practices, leading technologies, and emerging industry trends for consideration in design and improvement relating to rotations. Use educational and prior professional experience to operate in an advisory capacity, both to leaders within the assigned function and customers.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders across business units, vendors, and partners during rotations.
    • Perform work in compliance with all Highmark Health standards, policies and procedures.
    • Other duties as assigned or requested.
  • Qualifications

    EDUCATION Required

    • Bachelor's Degree - Full or part-time enrollment in an accredited college or university baccalaureate program

    EXPERIENCE Required

    • Active in one or more club, volunteerism effort, or other activity outside of the classroom 
    • Must be legally authorized to work for any US employer without requiring sponsorship 


    • Leadership role in one or more club, volunteerism effort, or other activity outside of the classroom
  • Desired skills
    • Project Delivery
    • Problem Solving and Decision Making
    • Written and Spoken Communication Skills
    • Adaptability
    • Analysis
    • Collaboration
    • Leadership and Inter-Personal Skills


    • Position Type
      • Office-based
    • Teaches / trains others regularly
      • Occasionally
    • Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site
      • Rarely
    • Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)
      • Never
    • Physical work site required
      • Yes
    • Lifting: up to 10 pounds
      • Constantly
    • Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds
      • Rarely
    • Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds
      • Never


    The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job._

    Compliance Requirement:

    This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies._As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

    Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. EEO is The LawEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/ProtectedVeterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (

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  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care
  • Locations
    Pittsburgh, PA • Camp Hill, PA • Harrisburg, PA
  • About Us

    Welcome to Highmark Health — a national, blended health organization passionately delivering on our mission:

    To create a remarkable health experience, freeing people to be their best.

    We're 35,000 employees strong — and proud to be serving millions of customers across the U.S. every day.