Graduate Summer Associate Program

Realize your potential at Aetna

Aetna is looking for talented graduate students who are passionate about making a difference. Put your skills and ideas into action to help us build a better health care system.

Aetna's Graduate Summer Associate Program
Our Graduate Summer Associate Program identifies and develops talent for leadership positions throughout the company. The program offers challenging summer assignments that reflect regular, full-time positions.

Hiring areas typically include:

  • Aetna Global Benefits
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Operational Excellence Group
  • Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Strategic Planning

Graduate Summer Associates get:

  • Formal orientation
  • Classroom and online-based training
  • A weekly executive speaker series, including the opportunity to learn from Aetna’s Executive Committee and senior leaders
  • A cross-functional final project
  • Social networking and community service events

You’ll also have the opportunity to work on a cross-functional final team project that has strategic importance to Aetna’s business. As part of this project, you’ll present your research and recommendations to our Executive Committee.

 What makes you eligible?
  • Completion of 1 year of an accredited graduate program.
  • 3-5 years of related professional work experience. Prior experience in health care, consulting or financial services industries is preferred.

In their own words

We think our program is one of the best you’ll find anywhere. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s feedback from a recent graduate summer associate who has joined Aetna as a full-time employee:

Graeme P., Enterprise Strategic Planning Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
My internship in Aetna's Enterprise Strategic Planning group surpassed my expectation in terms of the quality of work and the exposure to senior leaders. Among the highlights of my experience: on my first day, I was asked to complete a revenue model that was used to validate a consultant's recommendations; my third day I was sitting in a meeting with the CEO of a company being evaluated for a partnership; and during the first three weeks I was knee-deep in helping to prepare Aetna's strategic plan for the Board of Directors. Plus, during my second month, I attended a dinner with the CEO and his Executive Committee.”



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