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Lex Frieden Disability Policy Engagement Internship - Summer 2021

Company: Anthem, Inc
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

The Lex Frieden Internship is an opportunity for Anthem to further develop a pipeline of talent that is inclusive of individuals with disabilities. Named for disability advocate and pioneer Lex Frieden, one of the architects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Internship offers a 10 week paid experience that includes a connection with a designated mentor, and a developmental series on office culture, soft skills, disability rights, and accommodations. A wide array of work experience opportunities are available for applicants currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate level programs. The experience offers opportunities for the next generation of Anthem Associates to gain valuable work experiences, and for Anthem to continue to advance our inclusion and diversity goals.

Caring. Accountable. Innovative... Want to be a part of something that makes a real difference in the world while gaining valuable experience? Our internship program provides you with the unique opportunity to work within and positively affect one of America's most dynamic healthcare companies. You will also gain critical experiences to support you in a successful career.

This May, an Anthem intern will spend a 10-week paid internship as part of Anthem's Disability Policy Engagement Team within Federal Affairs. As part of the team, you will assist Anthem in ensuring people with disabilities and older adults are included in healthcare and essential life discussions that will affect independence and access to care and services. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to policy and demographic research, tracking relevant legislation and news impacting disability and healthcare related policy, engagement with disability and aging stakeholders, stakeholder meeting and conference planning and participation, reviewing and responding to Requests for Proposals, and collateral development. You will have the opportunity to work with internal Anthem stakeholders in areas such as Inclusion & Diversity, Commercial and Medicaid business divisions, Public Affairs, Business Development, as well as with individuals in the external advocacy, provider and legislative communities.

As an Anthem intern, you will gain valuable professional experience as you work on challenging and interesting assignments throughout the summer. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from many talented professionals in the advocacy community as well as the health care industry. Anthem interns have the important task of supporting Anthem in its mission of cultivating an inclusive workplace and contributing to suggestions and practices that support Anthem being a workplace that is welcoming to all. The program is designed to grow today's young leaders by strengthening your understanding of the health care industry, supporting you in your personal advocacy and career goals, and preparing you for future professional opportunities.


This position will be located in Washington, DC and will require some local and out of state travel. To qualify for the program, you must be enrolled in an under graduate or graduate program at an accredited university or college and have a 3.0 or above grade point average.

Intern candidates will need to demonstrate a blend of talents and skills including:

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

+ Knowledge of Business software including Microsoft Windows Suite, Internet based research techniques, and Professional Social Media Management

+ Excellent Writing skills and the ability to read and summarize legislation, regulations, policy and healthcare documents

+ Good time management skills

+ Ability to work independently as well as on a team.

+ Knowledge about state and federal legislation process, health care policy and disability history and culture a plus.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America's Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.


Keywords: Anthem, Inc, Jefferson City , Lex Frieden Disability Policy Engagement Internship - Summer 2021, Other , Jefferson City, Missouri

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