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Intern, Growth & Implementation

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You should be an undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for improving healthcare for high needs individuals. Strong leadership, academic, problem-solving, and communication skills are a must. Desired focus areas include business, healthcare management, or public health.
  • You will support growth initiatives through market research, financial analysis, project management, stakeholder engagement, and problem-solving. Drive progress, develop plans, and collaborate with team members to achieve strategic goals.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyBoston


  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) is thrilled once again to host its Summer Internship Program for clinical and non-clinical departments!The Internship Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from across the country. CCA Internships are a valuable way for students to obtain real-world experience, gain exposure to a specific field, build their network for the future, and support our members and communities. This program is a great way for CCA to attract and develop exceptional talent as we continue to grow.
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) is a rapidly growing nonprofit organization, the leader in providing integrated health care and social support services to people with complex medical needs. Our patients are seniors and persons with disabilities covered under Medicaid, Medicare, or both (i.e. dual eligible). Our innovative care model is nationally recognized for its effectiveness in improving health outcomes for these vulnerable populations. Our unique care model is empowering for our employees as well as our members.
  • The Growth and Implementation team is responsible for evaluating and implementing CCA’s strategic growth priorities across different types of growth efforts including new market entries, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, applications for state procurements, and new business / product launches. In addition, the team leads initiatives to improve internal processes that enable growth. Working under the leadership of the Chief Development Officer the team is responsible for ensuring a sustainable integration of each growth opportunity into existing CCA operations, including having a clear business plan, operational and reporting structure, and leadership. The Growth and Implementation team collaborates closely with multiple functions at CCA to deliver on company priorities.


  • Required:
  • Undergraduate student currently enrolled or a recent graduate within the last 2 years
  • OR
  • Graduate student currently enrolled or a recent graduate within the last 2 years
  • Genuine interest in improving the health care system for individuals with high needs and find problem solving exhilarating
  • Interest in health care strategy and health plan operations
  • Proven record of leadership through work and/or extracurricular activities
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement
  • Action-oriented self-starter; must be highly organized and self-directed with an ability to work with supervision on departmental and cross-functional projects of a diverse nature
  • Ability to structure complex problems or analysis into manageable components and derive insights from a variety of data sources
  • Strong communication skills; ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Strong project management skills, ability to multi-task / switch gears effectively, and effective time management skills
  • Desired:
  • Graduate-level student or recent graduate with academic focus on business, health care management, or public health

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Within this team, the Growth & Implementation (G&I) intern will report to the Director of G&I and will focus on a project to support a priority growth initiative (to be finalized based on interest and strategic priorities). The intern may have the opportunity to be involved in additional project work related to the team’s current priorities.
  • Illustrative projects considered for this role include:
  • Development of decision-support tools to assess feasibility and financial implications of new growth opportunities
  • Project management around state procurement applications
  • Implementation of a strategic technology platform aimed to improve the efficiency of internal processes
  • Development and implementation of a governance structure & workplan for high-priority projects
  • Primary responsibilities for the intern include:
  • Develop competitive intelligence, market research and analysis to support recommendations on best practices related to project topic
  • Create business plans, financial models, plans for key stakeholder engagement, and timelines for execution
  • Under the direction of the team leadership, drive day to day progress on assigned project and deliverables
  • Support the development of meeting agendas, materials, and reports, and work across the organization to ensure follow-up
  • Partner inside and outside the organization to identify barriers to progress and escalate to team leadership as appropriate


Work type

Full time

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