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Health Services Internship - Summer 2023

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Elevance Health

Health Services Internship - Summer 2023

West Des Moines, IA
  • Responsibilities


    A Health Services Intern will be responsible for working with the Health Equity Director to implement strategies and tactics that support Amerigroup’s Health Equity Plan. The work will involve research and analysis, community outreach and engagement, writing policies and procedures, facilitating small and large group meetings, and supporting the reporting and accreditation process for the health plan.

    How you will make an impact:

    • Implementing outreach strategies that engage health care providers, community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in Health Equity, Population Health, and Social Drivers of Health initiatives statewide.

    • Working with data analysts to develop, maintaining and produce quarterly outcome-oriented dashboards for approximately seven initiatives that address health disparities around chronic conditions, maternal-child health, COVID19 vaccination and service and support for members with disabilities of all ages.

    • Conducting periodic assessments related to strategies and tactics for each initiative.

    • Assisting in convening quarterly Health Equity Task Force meetings as well as interim communication and data gathering as outcomes of each meeting.

    • Assisting with regular outreach to participating providers, CBOs and FBOs.

    • Developing and administering performance measurement and tracking systems for Health Equity, Population Health, and Social Drivers of Health initiatives.

    • Ensuring that records are maintained in accordance with applicable company policies and procedures, including with respect to confidentiality, data protection and information security.

    • Interfacing with senior clinical, legal, compliance, technology, data, and financial executives as needed.

    Functions OR examples of projects for this role:

    • Assisting with project management for seven health disparities initiatives including coordinating tactical implementation according to defined timeline.

    • Managing ten CBO and FBO contracts to ensure that critical Service Level Agreements are met

    • Reviewing legislation, Iowa Administrative Code, and CBO or FBO contracts for enterprise impact

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Ability to work 40 hours per week during the duration of the summer internship program

    • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human services, Business/Healthcare Admin, Health Science, Public Health, Kinesiology/Dietics, or other related degrees at an accredited college/university

    • Students must be authorized to work in the U.S. without future visa sponsorship requirements

    Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:

    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

    • Excellent Communication skills, both written and oral.

    • Excellent Problem-solving, Analytical, and Organizational skills

    • Excellent Public Speaking and Presentation skills

    Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

    Be part of an Extraordinary Team

    Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities - and making healthcare simpler. A Fortune 20 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, we are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

    We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

    The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide - and Elevance Health approves - a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

    Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2022, has been ranked for five years running as one of the 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, and is a growing Top 20 Fortune 500 Company. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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  • About Us

    Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities - and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading. Through its affiliated companies, Elevance Health serves more than 106 million people, including 42 million within its family of health plans. We aim to be the most innovative, valuable and inclusive partner.