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Cigna Commercial Sales Internship - 2022 in New York, New York

Enterprise Internship Program June 2022

U.S. Commercial Sales Intern

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing! We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business. If you’re looking to use strong strategy development, communication, and analytical skills in a competitive, fast-paced environment - an internship within Cigna's U.S. Commercial Sales Organization will allow you to do all this and more.

Our local market sales teams are responsible for managing network relationships with hospitals and physicians in their associated U.S. region/market, selling Cigna products to local employers, and working with these employers to manage their employees’ benefits. In this internship, you’ll have an opportunity to work with the sales, client management, and provider network contracting teams, as well as a variety of matrix partners. “Real” work: you will be assigned sales and/or network contracting support responsibilities and contribute to the local market’s goals.

About Cigna

Let us tell you a little more about who we are. We’re a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being, and peace of mind. But we don’t just care about your well-being, we care about your career health too. That’s why when you work with us, you can count on a different kind of career - you’ll make a difference, gain real world experience, and contribute to changing the way people think about healthcare.

About the U.S Commercial Internship Program

This 10-12 week (May- August) internship within U.S. Commercial Sales is designed to teach participants about the healthcare industry, local market functions, and Cigna's business - all while developing business acumen in a dynamic and flexible work environment.

Responsibilities :

As a Sales Intern, you will be assigned various responsibilities supporting the local market sales team. Activities and assessments will be led by the local market sales team and hiring manager, which may differ per intern/market. Some examples of responsibilities include:

  • Identifying prospective employers (clients) for Cigna to provide well-being solutions for

  • Collaborating with client management on how to strengthen current Cigna relationships

  • Analyzing financial data and recommending action plans for current Cigna relationships

  • Supporting the local sales teams on various time-sensitive projects and initiatives

  • Shadowing the local sales teams for in-person or virtual client meetings

  • Strategizing with sales management to identify key geographies to focus new and/or strengthened attention on

Intern Project:

All Sales Interns will be assigned a capstone project that challenges your problem-solving and innovation skills. Interns will work on their assigned project throughout the summer by using the knowledge they have gained, self-study, and in partnership with various Subject Matter Experts.

Learning Series:

Interns will be exposed to a variety of lectures and presentations given by members of the broader Cigna community and Sales organization so you can get a feel for the wide array of roles that exist at Cigna and how they fit together. You will also be given the opportunity to attend specially selected courses offered to our Early Careers Sales Academy program for a deeper understanding of Cigna’s value proposition and how we present ourselves in the markets.

Enterprise Community:

Cigna interns, across all areas of the company, will come together for various learning sessions throughout the program. This will provide you with a broader network of students in similar roles that serve different parts of the business. You will learn more about the company as a team and be able to connect throughout the 10-12 weeks.

U.S Commercial Sales Community:

You will have the opportunity for visibility with senior management, as well as one-on-one learning with sales professionals who will share their knowledge and experience and assume roles as individual coaches and mentors.

All U.S Commercial Sales interns will be given opportunities to network together over the course of the 10-12 weeks. This will provide U.S. Sales Interns with a close-knit cohort, specific to the U.S. Commercial organization.


Interns will earn a highly competitive hourly rate in addition to gaining valuable work experience and exposure to potential future Early Career Program offerings.

Internship Qualifications

  • Open to Juniors and rising Seniors, preferred completion of 3 years towards a Bachelor’s degree (rising senior) in Business, Healthcare, or related fields

  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and deal with changing priorities

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills

  • 3.0 GPA preferred

  • Must possess some sales experience (internship, retail, cold calling, etc.)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, especially Microsoft Word and Excel

Other Info

  • Locations: Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL McClean, VA, New York, NY, Richmond, VA

  • This role is open only to individuals who are eligible for employment in the United States and who would not require visa sponsorship now or in the future.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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