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Corporate Social Responsibility Intern Job

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: Eagan, Minnesota, US, 55122

Company: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

About Blue Cross

Founded in 1933, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is the largest health plan in the state. We have more members, the largest network of providers and more products and services than any other plan in Minnesota. From the beginning, Blue Cross has been an innovator with a mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives.

We understand the importance of finding a job that you truly enjoy — at a company that shares your values. We’ve made it easy to feel good about working at Blue Cross by encouraging volunteerism, valuing diversity and offering the flexibility you need to live a balanced life. We offer a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, flexible work schedules and generous personal paid time off in addition to 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year. We look forward to serving Minnesotans over the next 80 years and beyond. Join us and make a healthy difference through the work you do every day.

Description Summary

This is a 12-week internship supporting the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability teams, the intern will support corporate work streams. This person provides support to Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Environment Project Manager and others on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s CSR Leadership Team and PR/Communications team as needed.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s CSR Program is responsible for conducting the program planning for a major strategic initiative under the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan to advance the organization’s mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives, to design an enterprise wide strategy and track the work and the progress being done in the 6 focus areas: CSR, Community, Health Equity Health Care, Employees and Environment  that have goals metrics and measures to achieve accountably for the program. 

Strong interpersonal skills are required to successfully manage multiple assignments while working closely with members of the CSR, PR, Community Relations and Center for Health and Health Equity.  Responsibilities may include organizing special CSR Projects, events, research, writing and editing of internal communication materials, newsletter articles, letters/electronic correspondence, event communications, speeches and other program and communications tactics.

The person would be employed for a three-month internship, which may be extended, if appropriate, particularly during the school year. During the summer months, the intern would work fulltime (40 hours/week) and possibility part-time (20 hours/week) during the school year. This position reports to the Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility.


  1. Coordinate activities for CSR related functions; Leadership team meetings – Project ROI, CSR Brand Development, CSR Roundtables, and Sustainability Advisory Committee

  2. Assist Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility in developing, preparing for Leadership Team on various topics such as Project ROI, and quarterly Reports, and support communications prior to and following the meeting/event

  3. Develop timelines and project schedules, write articles and other communications for internal audiences as directed by Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility

  4. Support efforts to develop a brand for CSR, content management and contribute content to the CSR share point site and company website

  5. Work with the Manager of CSR and Executive Assistant to plan CSR Roundtable forums.

  6. Research health care, business, and ROI issues and provide written summaries as directed by the Program Manager of CSR

  7. May include engagement with key stakeholders and coalitions on issues such as health literacy, CSR, Environment, Health Equity and Community

  8. Maintain proactive and effective communication with project team members and other stakeholders

  9. Be an ambassador in community settings for Blue Cross Blue Shield


  • College student or recent college graduate, enrolled in a 4-year degree program

  • Formal contact with college or university where student is enrolled

  • Currently pursuing post-secondary education in business administration, sustainability, corporate responsibility, external affairs, public health or a closely related major

    with intent to stay in a related field 

  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

  • Required to work on site in Blue Cross Blue Shield – Eagan campus during business hours

  • Understand core concepts around Corporate Social Responsibility and environment sustainably work in health or business settings.

  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work with both internal and external business partners, cross-functional department leads and team members and preparing and making formal presentations to a variety of audiences.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; professional and personable manner

  • Demonstrated personal computer skills and the willingness to learn in the use of a suite of software tools (such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and project management tools

  • Exceptional writing, editing skills and communication skills

  • Ability to juggle several projects/tasks at once; set priorities, flexible and calm working under pressure

  • Ability to distill and summarize key activities

Preferred Requirements

  • Interest in health care, sustainability, corporate responsibility, external affairs and business field

  • Previous experience with budgeting helpful but not necessary

  • Volunteer or community service experience

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Make a difference

Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross. Be part of a company that lets you be you — and make a healthy difference in people’s lives every day

Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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