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Cigna Data Scientist Intern - Work from home, NY/NJ/CT - Evernorth in Virtual, New York

About Cigna:

Cigna, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cigna Corporation, is seeking 2022 summer interns who have a passion for using data science to solve business problems with the aim of improving the affordability of healthcare, enabling growth and efficiency.

Cigna’s objective is to drive significant improvements in healthcare by leveraging our composition of clinical, pharmaceutical, demographic and behavioral data, and analytics solutions to make healthcare more simple , affordable , and predictable . Our charge is to identify and break down barriers to care, enabling our most vulnerable and underserved populations to live their best life. Be a part of our purpose-driven organization and be on the frontier of something great!

Where You’ll Work:

In your role as a Data Science Intern in Global Data & Analytics, you will use machine learning to deliver insightful and actionable intelligence and predictive solutions to our business partners to improve Healthcare growth in our business. You will learn to develop analytics to enable decision making.

You will gain experience understanding healthcare and developing data driven solutions to improve care delivery, while working closely with other team members of Data Science team to deliver value to our business partners.

Successful candidates will be offered a full time position to return to following graduation and have targeted growth and development opportunities made available to prime you for future leadership opportunities. To ensure an ongoing high-level of visibility in the organization, you will be assigned ongoing mentorship with Chief of Staff who will help coach and accelerate learning opportunities.

  • Cultivate relationships with matrix teams – supporting them in a shared services analytics capacity

  • Define, pull, render and validate data needs - diving deep to infer meaning and uncover insightful data trends that impact people’s lives

  • Tell compelling value stories – distil complex subject matters into simple stories that give rise to action

  • Predict the future – Help develop machine learning models to predict future trends and opportunities for action

What You’ll Do

Formal onboarding event for all interns and entry-level associates to ensure rapid integration to the organization and development program Learn how Healthcare data in Global Data and Analytics are structured to perform data modeling best practices Cadenced Learning series to build student’s acumen and focus on learning the business Opportunities to grow and develop through social and networking events

How you'd describe yourself

  • Someone who relates to the world, through data - without data, you feel lost

  • Mission driven - you want to make healthcare more affordable, predictable, and simple

  • Creative and naturally curious - you're constantly looking for ways to add value--you can't help but get immersed in the challenge of uncovering insightful data patterns

  • Objective, logical, and fact oriented – you’re rational in your data discovery

  • Self-starter - you enjoy working with minimal supervision and thrive off independence to enable value in your own ways

  • Ability to make sound decisions and piece together puzzles with limited direction – you’re your own leader

  • Excited to assemble materials and present to audiences with poise and authority – you have a knack for captivating audiences

  • Highly fluent with the modern data science stack (Python or R) - your friends look to you when they're stuck

  • Enjoys prospect of delivering win-win-win outcomes for Cigna, our Provider Partners and Patients


  • Education

  • Cumulative GPA 3.5+ preferred

  • Master Degree students pursuing degrees in data science, statistics, applied math, computer science, engineering or other quantitative fields providing sufficient data science foundations

  • Technical:

  • A data science lead analyst is expected to work closely with the data and model development. As such, it is important that they have exposure to writing code (Python, R, SQL and Git), developing models (machine learning, boosting & bagging algorithms, &/or regression techniques), and performing predictive analytics testing and evaluation (match case analysis, ANOVA, confidence intervals, experimental design, A/B testing, etc.).

  • Communication:

  • They will work closely with other data scientists and IT implementation partners, so it is important to be articulate with findings through visuals, email/verbal communications, and clear/complete documentation. It is important that they develop strong relationships with these business partners by instilling trust through work product, providing thought-through recommendations, and being open to feedback/new ideas

  • Skills:

  • Perform data collection, extraction, manipulation, & aggregation

  • Build & refine supervised/unsupervised models for analytic and operational solutions

  • Collaborate with data engineers to deploy models to production environment

  • Competencies:

  • Action oriented

  • Collaborates

  • Instills trust

  • Nimble learning

  • Optimizes work processes

  • Persuades

  • Plans & aligns

  • Tech Savvy

Schedule: You must be available to work a 40-hour work week for 10-12 weeks summer 2022, beginning May 23, 2022. ​

This role can work from home however, geographical preference is for the incumbent to be located in NY/NJ/CT area.

One goal of this internship program is to prepare and identify qualified candidates for roles with Cigna post-graduation. Therefore, this temporary internship 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 Evernorth

Evernorth, Cigna Corporation’s health services segment, exists to elevate health for all. We're building on our legacy and redefining health care as we know it. Unbiased in how we think, we create without limitation. We partner without constraints, deliver value differently and act in the interest of humanity. Solving across silos, closing gaps in care, and empowering clients, customers, and people everywhere to move onward and upward. When you work with us, you’ll be empowered to solve the problems others don’t, won’t or can’t. Join us. 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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