How a Blue Shield intern made a difference

Meet Hubert, a former intern now working to improve lives by researching the best evidence-based approaches to prevent, treat and reverse lifestyle-related diseases.
Why did you join Blue Shield?

We serve all Californians and are one of the largest health plans in the state. That's a lot of people, and a lot of different types of people. It's a wonderful opportunity and a great one to pursue. That gives so much purpose and life to our work. Our vision is also clear and poignant – deliver care that is worthy of our family and friends – and it's clear everyone in the company is on board for that.

How have you developed here?

I refined my research skills, increased my confidence in public speaking, better understand the complicated healthcare industry, and probably most importantly, learned and applied lifestyle medicine to my day-to-day. I eat healthier and exercise more thanks to the research and support from my team!

What’s been your best moment at work?

I can't think of one, but there are many moments where I am sitting in meetings – like meetings with our partners like Solera or the American College of Lifestyle Medicine - and I am just stunned. I ask myself, "How did I get here? What did I do to deserve to be in the presence of such passionate, talented, and forward-thinking individuals who are doing really good work in the field?" It’s a blessing.

What would you tell someone thinking about getting an internship here?

Definitely apply! The program was everything I wanted in an internship. I was able to apply my academic training, expand my skills with challenging projects, create meaningful connections across the organization, and feel confident that my work was making a difference in the world. And…they offered me a full-time job!

 

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