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Wellmark - Des Moines Data Analytics & Governance Internship in Des Moines, Iowa

Why choose an internship with Wellmark? We strive to offer meaningful work that assists in your professional development and provides value to the team. You will gain valuable experience within the health insurance industry and put the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired in school to practice this summer during our 2022 Summer Internship Program. You will have the opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and leaders within the industry, network with fellow internship program participants, and gain practical, hands-on work experience.

If you’re eager to learn, collaborate with others, demonstrate your potential, develop customer-focused solutions, and grow into an exciting career, we hope you’ll consider an internship with us!

What’s Data Analytics & Governance at Wellmark? This opportunity is in Data Governance which resides within the broader Business Analytics team and works heavily to improve the quality of the data in the data warehouse by influencing data decisions within both Projects and Application Change Requests, as well as to help identify and resolve data issues in production. We believe strongly in continuously improving both our processes and our people, and in creating a work environment that is both effective and enjoyable to work within.

What projects might I support? Although subject to change, examples of projects are included below:

  • Support the implementation of a new enterprise Metadata Management application (data about data!) in Informatica EDC and Axon

  • Support the initiative to expand data quality monitoring & management within a data tool such as Informatica Data Quality (Informatica Analyst/Developer) by setting up rules and building out alerts, scorecards and dashboards

  • Support Data Governance reporting through the build out of Power BI dashboards

  • Ancillary benefits of these projects include:

  • Ability to understand Wellmark's approach to data management and governing data quality

  • Work with modern data management and data governance tools (may include SAS as well)

  • Gain exposure to business analytics and business intelligence practices

  • Work closely to manage, maintain and enhance data sources behind the scenes from consumption

I’m interested! What’s next? Review the qualifications below. If the position is a match with your background and interests, please submit an application for review.

This internship will start in May of 2022 and could be onsite in Des Moines, Iowa; virtual or hybrid pending Wellmark's return to office strategy. Our focus will be on ensuring the best possible experience given the circumstances at the time; however, you should plan to be located in the Des Moines area for the summer of 2022.

  • Current student studying Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related data management programs

  • Familiarity with database systems, Microsoft Excel, and other data manipulation technologies, data visualization platforms and general data warehousing such as Microsoft Power BI, Sharepoint, SAS and Informatica tools

  • Strong problem solving skills, with the ability to develop proactive solutions

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to make recommendations by translating data analysis insights into decisions and actions

  • Strong technical aptitude, with the ability to learn new systems quickly

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, with the ability to concisely communicate recommendations to all levels of the organization

  • Proven ability to work in a deadline driven, fast paced environment


  • Prior internship experience and 2+ years of college preferred, but will consider all candidate applications

Posting Title: Data Analytics & Governance Internship

Requisition ID: 214889


External Company Name: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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