Lex Frieden Disability Policy Engagement Internship - Summer 2021
Employment Type: Full-Time
SHIFT: Day Job
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.