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About Blue Shield of California Summer Internship Program

Our Company

Come join the hardest working, not-for-profit health plan in California and help deliver our mission, to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at an affordable price. Blue Shield of California was founded in 1939 by a group of physicians who believed that everyone should be able to afford a visit to their doctor. More than 70 years later, Blue Shield now serves 4.1 million members, and is the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and pledge to return the difference to our customers and the community. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution. Since 2005, the company has contributed more than $300 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation, one of BusinessWeek's most generous corporate foundations.

The Opportunity

Our 10-week Summer Internship Program is an ideal way for both undergrad and graduate students to gain real-life work experience while learning what a career at Blue Shield of California can offer. Interns work on real-world projects and initiatives while being immersed in all aspects of our business. From interacting with senior leadership to visiting a neighborhood health clinic, interns will build a better understanding of the diversity and complexities of working in the dynamic world of health insurance. Internships are full time (40 hours per week), Monday – Friday.

Internships are generally available in the following areas: Finance, Actuary, Human Resources, IT, Health Care Quality & Affordability, Customer Experience and Markets


Internships are available in our San Francisco, El Dorado Hills (Sacramento Area) and Los Angeles area locations


Blue Shield of California offers Summer Interns a competitive compensation package.  Housing and relocation assistance is not available.


Candidate Profile and Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or graduate level degree from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Proficient in MS office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills



Blue Shield of California Summer Internship Program

Talent and Organizational Development
Blue Shield of California Summer Internship Program


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students, Business School Students, Law School Students


El Dorado Hills, CA
Rancho Cordova, CA
San Francisco, CA
Woodland Hills, CA