Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Corporate Strategy Intern in Boston, Massachusetts

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The Corporate Strategy team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) exists to define and facilitate the strategic planning process, develop, articulate and adapt the company’s strategic plan and support critical strategic initiatives in their formation of recommendations and transition to implementation. Reporting to the Strategy Manager, the successful intern will play a key role in supporting the team. This will require supporting strategy leads in designing strategic planning initiatives, conducting analysis of market intelligence and providing project and program management support of efforts.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support development of various components of strategic planning process (e.g. creation of a landscape view, prioritization of key issues for executive engagement)

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative relevant secondary research to inform ongoing strategy planning work (e.g. strategy briefs and roadmaps), synthesize research into organized frameworks

  • Develop project related deliverables including PowerPoint presentations, status reports, interview guides, project plans/timelines, meeting facilitation plans and capturing outcomes and next steps

  • Present updates, findings and recommendations to internal team and other leaders and associates for assigned projects, as needed

  • Keep abreast of changes in the industry and highlight relevant industry events as they may occur


  • Understanding and interest of strategic planning, project management and change management approaches and principles

  • Demonstrated project management and / or consulting skills

  • Ability to deal effectively with ambiguous situations

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences

  • High degree of initiative along with ability to act as a team player

  • Results oriented with a willingness to get the job done while working independently

  • Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to prioritize multiple projects and assignments

  • High degree of professionalism, discretion and confidence along with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of an organization

  • Strong computer skills (e.g., MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

  • Must have access to reliable personal transportation with ability to travel to and between BCBSMA sites, including local travel to alternate locations external to BCBSMA, as required by project responsibilities

Education/Relevant Experience:

  • BS/BA required. Candidate for Master’s Degree in Business Administration or other advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant business experience, including demonstrated experience in a consulting and/or project management role


LocationBostonTime TypeFull time

Voted as the highest in member satisfaction among Massachusetts commercial health plans by JD Power, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.

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We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.