Cigna Community Health Strategy Intern (Opioid Crisis) in Chicago, Illinois


At Cigna, we arecommitted to helping the people we serve improve their health, well-being, andsense of security. We're more than a health insurance company. We're a globalhealth services company, with operations in 30 countries serving approximately85 million global customer relationships.In 2016,Cigna announced it was taking steps to reduce its customers'opioid use by 25 percent over a three year period. Cigna recently achieved thatgoal by tapping into its extensive experience with prevention, wellness andchronic disease management programs, and by working with clients, physiciansand others to develop ways to increase prevention and treatment of substanceuse disorders

We are now looking fornew ways to help our clients and customers address the opioid crisis in thecommunities in which they live and work. The Community Health Strategyinternship, located in Cigna's Chicago, Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State markets,will provide the student intern with an opportunity to engage with seniorleadership and affect change in the community. The intern will be responsiblefor researching available community resources targeted at resolving the crisis andproviding recommendations where Cigna may best augment these efforts through existingcapabilities, new partnerships, or other philanthropic activity.

Summer Experience

The intern will haveopportunities to be exposed to leadership in the local market to include MarketPresidents, Doctors, and members of the national Medical and Pharmacy executiveleadership. The intern will report to the [(National Clinical ProgramDevelopment Leader)(National Behavioral Health Medical Executive)(ChiefPharmacist}].

The working hours forthe internship 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday (9AM-5PM) or as otherwisearranged.

Internship Locations: Chicago, IL; Baltimore, MD; and Hartford, Conn.

Specific activitiesinclude:

·Conduct a situational assessment regarding existing community stakeholderactivities devoted to preventing or reducing the rate of opioid-relatedoverdoses (inclusive of non-profit community resources/advocacy organizations,governmental (including municipal, state, and local EMT/law enforcement),health systems, private sector, and local employer-based collaborations

·Create a database of these resources

·With Market Leadership, conduct exploratory meetings with targetedconstituencies to identify areas of alignment

·Develop a recommended action plan that identifies the best opportunitiesfor Cigna to impact the rate of overdose from opioids

·With intern peers, propose cross-market initiatives that would reinforcelocal market effectiveness

·Present findings and proposed action plan to the National OpioidExecutive Steering Committee and Local Market leadership teams

·Implement a specific local collaboration or support action to address thecrisis


·Pursuing a Master’s in Public Health, Social Work or related advanced degree

·Evidence of strong analytic problem-solving abilities and strong communication skills

·Advanced in Microsoft office products, including MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access.

·Passionate about driving change in a local community

·Proven track record of delivering results

·Previous internship experience preferred

Primary Location: Chicago-Illinois

Other Locations: United States-Connecticut-Bloomfield, United States-Maryland-Baltimore

Work Locations:

Job: Admin/Gen Mgt--Genl Management

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Employee Status: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Part-time

Job Level: Day Job


Job Posting: Apr 8, 2018, 7:02:31 AM

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