Saturday March 11, 2017

Summer Internship Positions Available at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Students have opportunities to gain experience, build portfolio

    Joseph Searles

    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has about 50 summer internship positions available for college students at its locations in Upstate New York.

    Summer internship positions include jobs in finance, sales, marketing, information technology and corporate communications. Internships are available at health plan locations in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Utica.

    “Our goal is to attract an internship class of students from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences, which will help drive the innovation needed to best serve our customers,” said Joseph Searles, corporate director, diversity and workforce inclusion, Excellus BCBS.

    The 10-week paid internships will generally run from June through August. To qualify for an internship, students must be actively enrolled in a college degree program at the time of the internship.

    Goals of Excellus BCBS’s diversity and inclusion internship program include:

    — Providing professional career development opportunities for students, helping them gain hands-on experience and jump starting their careers

    — Helping the company attract and retain the best talent. Students will be offered development workshops, networking opportunities and meaningful work experiences that will help them become qualified applications for future job openings.

    Check out student experiences at

    Students are encouraged to apply for internships as soon as possible. Positions will close as candidates are selected for the internships. To apply for the internships, go to

    Excellus BCBS has recently received several workforce accolades. For the third consecutive year, the Corporate Equality Index named Excellus BCBS a “Best Place to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality.”

    Excellus BCBS also received a 2017 Diversity Leader Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal.

    Last year, independent analysts at Great Place to Work® certified the company as a “great workplace.” The company earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.


Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 149

Issue 149
April/May 2017

Cover Story

  • John Cerniglia
  • Main concern is about matching physician with hospital, community

  • Stacy Varre
  • No. 1 priority is offering a high level of customer service

  • Christopher Mitchell
  • Recruiting the right physicians can take months, sometimes years, hundreds of communications and many meetings

  • Deborah Tuttle
  • Unlike other hospitals in the area, SUNY Upstate relies on each department to recruit its own physicians


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