IT Internship

Position Title:IT Internship 
Posting Date: 01/18/2017 
Req ID: 9623

Position Summary

Information Technology interns at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City (“Blue KC”) can expect to engage with various teams driving innovation throughout the healthcare industry and across the greater Kansas City area. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in department and company activities such as the Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC events. The purpose and intent of this program is to identify and develop the next generation of talent for Blue KC.  The program will provide experiential knowledge for degree-seeking students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Accountabilities

  • Information Technology interns can expect a challenging and rewarding experience.  Responsibilities will include a blend of hands on work alongside exposure to multiple aspects of our company and industry.  Work will be balanced between assigned project work alongside training and development activities. 

     

    Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Completion of software development and project management tasks as part of a mini-hackathon or crowd-sourcing event,
  • Completion of individually assigned tasks within assigned projects,
  • Completion of team based tasks,
  • Serving in project management roles both as a leader and team member, and
  • Participation in various development opportunities with Blue KC leadership

Competencies

Critical Thinking

Delivering High Quality Work

Demonstrating Initiative

Displaying Technical Expertise

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must be enrolled at an accredited university or college and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Additionally, intern candidates will typically be pursuing a BA/BS/MA/MS/MBA degree in one of the following fields:  Business Administration, Finance, Communications, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Marketing, Engineering, or Technology

Preferred Requirements

Candidates will also need to demonstrate a blend of talents and skills including:

  • Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Understanding of technology and software development life cycles
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Motivated to learn something new; embrace opportunities to learn and grow
  • A passion for innovation and creative problem solving
  • Pragmatic ability to think on your feet and adapt to shifting priorities and do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Time management skills

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), we know that success starts with a diverse workforce.  Our ability to work effectively as individuals and collectively as teams is a direct reflection of our ongoing dedication.  The Blue KC business philosophy is to leverage diversity and inclusion to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of our employees, partners and customers we serve.   Blue KC is truly committed to fostering an inclusive culture through equal opportunity and respect. Not accepting applicants from placement services, recruitment firms, and employment
agencies.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will extend reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are otherwise not able to fully utilize electronic and online job application systems. For assistance, please send an email to Recruiting@BlueKC.com.


EOE/M/F/Vets/Disability
Affirmative Action Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity

Company
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Posted
06/04/2017
Type
Full time
Location
Kansas City, Missouri 64108, United States
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