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UnitedHealth Group UHG R&D Grad Intern - Minnetonka, MN in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Internships at UnitedHealth Group. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that’s dramatically shaping our entire health care system. UnitedHealth Group internship opportunities will provide a hands-on view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. You’ll work side by side with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter. So here we are. You have a lot to learn. We have a lot to do. It’s the perfect storm. And even better? Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life’s best work.(sm)

UHG Research and Development is looking for a research scientist intern with expertise in health equity and health disparities who is passionate about social change through healthcare innovation. We are seeking a team member who enjoys the rigorous process of creating, developing, and testing innovative ideas, and can translate “big” ideas into real-world application. We desire someone who can think about healthcare delivery and design in unconventional ways, and sees healthcare from a holistic perspective. The research scientist intern will assist in the development of iron-clad position pieces grounded in scientific literature and that are tailored to multiple audience types (such as business, research, clinical, or policymaking).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help our core team develop a multi-year research program to improve care delivery to reduce health disparities through technology, data analytics, and clinical interventions

  • Identify emerging opportunities relevant to the promotion of health equity; stay current with developments in the field

  • Dive into the relevant literature with a critical eye, incorporate data from multiple sources, and synthesize literature reviews, internal position papers, or research and investment guidance based on your findings

  • Share your work with a broad audience of diverse stakeholders, both written and orally

  • This internship will take place during the summer of 2021

Desired Attributes:

  • Passionate about social justice

  • Innovative problem solver

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent writer with an interest in or experience with peer-reviewed publications

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to manage rapidly shifting priorities

  • Curious and eager to learn

  • Knows and follows standards for ethical research and practice

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a doctoral program (e.g., PhD, ScD, MD, DO, DrPH, PharmD, or a field that intersects with health equity). Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university for the duration of the internship

  • Able to provide a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to read, understand, and communicate the results of scientific findings (e.g., literature review, thesis paper excerpt, published paper)

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs, or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position

  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due to space limitations

  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid quantitative skills, with expertise in qualitative skills

  • Experience writing research protocols

  • Experience working with underrepresented communities

  • Public health, population health, and/or community health experience

    Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: UHG R&D Grad Intern, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Title: UHG R&D Grad Intern - Minnetonka, MN

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Requisition ID: 909487