Highmark Health Community Affairs Summer 2019 Undergraduate Intern in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Summer Internship May – August 2019 in the Community Affairs division of Highmark Health. In this internship, you will works with non-profit organizations with regard to sponsorships, grant-making, volunteerism and special community programs.


This job has the goal of providing the opportunity to acquire practical experience through direct exposure to the related business line(s) and to develop the next generation of diverse business professionals. To that end, the program will provide hands-on training and experience in the business line, expose the various career opportunities in the business line and related areas, and prepare participants for positions in the business.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews and evaluates sponsorship and grant funding requests and presents funding recommendations at staff meetings based on Highmark’s strategic direction and business needs. Prepares materials for review meetings, obtaining additional information from applicants as needed. Ensures compliance with standard terms and conditions for sponsorship agreements and contracts, department procedures and corporate giving policies and IRS regulations for grants and programs. Meets and communicates with outside agencies regularly to learn of community fund needs. Provides due diligence on prospective grantees which may include site visits, examination of project budget, research on program impact and need, and information regarding organization.

  • Serves as a representative in the community. Attends meetings/events with community leaders, non-profit organizations and potential funding partners. Designs, implements and manages all phases of the program lifecycle for Highmark programs and events, including setting goals, defining tasks and times, managing implementation according to plan and within budget. Manages special events, programs and corporate employee engagement activities and special corporate initiatives. Manages resource allocation such as volunteers, inter-department support and vendors. Develop collaborations and partnerships with key community stakeholders, internal departments and Highmark subsidiaries to effectively implement community programs and events.

  • Enter grant/sponsorship, and/or program data into appropriate software system and manage grant and program requirements through the appropriate software platform. Design and prepare a variety of reports utilizing appropriate software, including development or customization of report templates. Following established protocols, prepare check requests for grants/sponsorship payments and send checks to organizations. Assist in management of sponsorship requests and/or the implementation of community programs.

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.


  • Full or part-time enrollment in an accredited college or university baccalaureate program.


  • Pursing a bachelor’s degree in one of the following majors or concentrations: Business Administration or Corporate Social Responsibility.


  1. Communicate effectivelywhile interacting directly with colleagues, clientele, and/or other internal or external constituencies in the planning of assignments and the resolution of day-to-day operational problems.

2.Under supervision, provide entry-level professional services as appropriate to the day-to-day operating objectives of the area. Receives guidance, training, and mentoring from senior personnel in planning and carrying out activities and assignments.

3.Undertake and/or participates in projects and programs designed to develop professional skills and expertise appropriate to the needs of the organization.

  1. Participatein the planning and implementation of unit projects and initiatives within area of expertise and ability.

5.As specifically requested by management, conductresearch and reporting inclusive of recommendations or alternative proposals for action.

6.Undertakerelated studies or enrichment programs as appropriate to the specific objectives of the operating unit.

7.Performmiscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


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