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Healthfirst Continuous Improvement Intern – 2024 Summer Internship in New York, New York

Healthfirst’s 2024 Summer Trailblazer Internship is a 10-week paid program beginning on June 3, 2024. This is an immersive and interactive learning experience, that lays a foundation for continued leadership development. Interns do impactful work, collaborating with other interns, employees, and business leaders to solve current business problems and deliver solutions.

Position Summary:

The Continuous Improvement Intern will review production data and policies, identify trends, and conduct root cause analysis for the purpose of making process improvement recommendations for the benefit of our Members and Providers. Incumbent will assist Management by gathering data, identifying useful information, recommending, and supporting decision-making in support of departmental and company goals.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Document and/or evaluate current documentation of operation processes to determine opportunities for process improvements to affect quality and efficiency of production.

  • Focus on process quality, cost and performance as a key to process improvement. Conduct assessments and ensure compliance with standards for each process.

  • Gathers relevant information; considers a broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems and making decisions.

  • Identifies issues and prioritizes efforts accordingly and align actions and decisions for focus on critical strategic issues.

  • Conducts and analyze process data, develops and executes initiatives for process improvements. During process analysis he will review corresponding jobs guides for correctness and compliance, process flow and quality practices.

  • Collaborate with different teams within the company to increase operational efficiencies and enhance the customer experience.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required

  • Demonstrated experience of implementing improvements

  • Must be proficient with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote

  • Self-Motivated with high level of responsibility and professionalism

  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills with a proven ability to handle multiple projects with conflicting deadlines

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities

  • Demonstrated creativity and ingenuity in resolving problems

Program Requirements

  • Undergraduate students must be a junior or senior at an accredited institution or have graduated within 12 months of the program. Graduate students must be enrolled at an accredited institution or have graduated within 12 months of the program.

  • Will not require sponsorship for employment

  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disability Act or a similar law and want a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to or calling 212-519-1798 . In your email please include a description of the accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a position within Healthfirst Management Services will be reviewed at the e-mail address and phone number supplied. Thank you for considering a career with Healthfirst Management Services.

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Hiring Range*:

  • Greater New York City Area (NY, NJ, CT residents): $39,208 - $52,000

  • All Other Locations (within approved locations): $34,091 - $49,920

As a candidate for this position, your salary and related elements of compensation will be contingent upon your work experience, education, licenses and certifications, and any other factors Healthfirst deems pertinent to the hiring decision.

In addition to your salary, Healthfirst offers employees a full range of benefits such as, medical, dental and vision coverage, incentive and recognition programs, life insurance, and 401k contributions (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Healthfirst believes in providing a competitive compensation and benefits package wherever its employees work and live.

*The hiring range is defined as the lowest and highest salaries that Healthfirst in “good faith” would pay to a new hire, or for a job promotion, or transfer into this role.