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Summer Intern - Hospital Engagement
healthfirst | New York, New York
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About the Healthfirst Summer Trailblazer Program

The Healthfirst Summer Trailblazer Program is a 10-week paid internship that runs from June 3 through August 9 of 2019. The aim of the program is to provide an immersive, interactive learning experience that lays a foundation for continued leadership development and success.

Healthfirst Summer Trailblazers:

* Gain hands-on experience
* Learn and hear from Healthfirst leaders
* Receive one-on-one, professional mentorship
* Network with colleagues and build relationships
* Explore the city we and our members call home

This internship is based out of our 100 Church Street location in Downtown NY

We do not offer reimbursements for relocation, housing or commuting costs

The Delivery System Engagement - Hospital Relations Team is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the performance of network (our provider hospitals and physicians) and payment strategies for Healthfirst's suite of products to support the organization in meeting its key objectives. Another primary responsibility of Delivery System Engagement is developing and maintaining strategic provider relationships that enable success for the plan and our provider partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Identify, spearhead, and implement a project in collaboration with mentor to improve an existing process
* Partner with healthcare analysts to understand and interpret data analysis and financial modeling to identify areas of opportunity
* Summarize and communicate results to management
* Present assignments or results to key internal stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

* Concentration in Business Administration, Health Administration, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or other related fields of study.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel to manipulate and analyze data and PowerPoint to present data in a meaningful way than can be easily understood by a less technical audience
* Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships across the business and with our provider partners
* Strong communication skills to help provider partners more easily understand their financial performance within the Healthfirst business model

Minimum Qualifications:

* Undergraduate students must a senior at an accredited institution or have graduated within 12 months of the program. Graduate students must be enrolled at an accredited institution or have graduated within 12 months of the program.
* Will not require sponsorship for employment
* Eligible to work in the U.S.
* Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA from an accredited school

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disability Act or a similar law, and want a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to careers@Healthfirst.org or calling 212-519-1798 . In your email please include a description of the accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a position within Healthfirst Management Services will be reviewed at the e-mail address and phone number supplied. Thank you for considering a career with Healthfirst Management Services.

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About healthfirst


Established in 1993, Healthfirst is a not-for-profit, provider-sponsored managed care organization that offers a variety of government-supported health insurance products to low-income individuals and families. With more than half a million Medicaid and Medicare Advantage members, it is the largest health plan of its kind in the downstate New York region. The Healthfirst family of companies includes Healthfirst in New York, Healthfirst NJ in New Jersey and HF Management Services, LLC. Its health insurance model relies upon working in comprehensive partnership with the health care delivery system.


Healthfirst believes that, employees are the company and the key to our success. As Healthfirst continues to grow, we take pride in a diverse staff that believes in our mission to improve the health status of low income individuals and families by increasing access to high quality healthcare, providing great customer service, and addressing our members’ total healthcare needs. In an ever-changing industry, once you become a Healthfirst employee it is our goal that you continue developing your career within our team. If you thrive in a diverse, fast-paced, friendly, and quality-driven environment, consider joining the Healthfirst family.