Summer interns take on logistical projects at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Professions that are often behind the scenes at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield are vitally important to maintaining the quality of coverage for our members. These summer interns are learning from the best in the business in our legal, compliance, quality and accreditation divisions.
Dillon is working as an intern in the Legal and Government Relations Division. He received both his bachelor’s degree in business finance and his master’s degree in business administration from Missouri State University. He is currently a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.
Dillion, who is from West Plains, Missouri, and is the son of Mary and Andy Cordel, spent this past spring as a law clerk in the Arkansas Attorney General’s office.
During his summer with Arkansas Blue Cross, he will work with different members of the legal team, including the regulatory, government relations, litigation, and privacy teams, conducting legal research and other related projects.
“My goal is to practice as an attorney within the corporate and business field,” he said. “Throughout law school, I have clerked or interned with various organizations and networked to help prepare me. My internship at Arkansas Blue Cross is a great experience to be exposed to this field and learn from highly experienced practicing attorneys,” he said.
Lauren is interning with the Compliance Systems and Accreditation Division. She’s planning to study for and take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Lauren, who graduated from Arkansas Tech University in accounting, is returning to Arkansas Tech in the fall to receive her master’s degree in business administration.
She is from Fort Smith, Arkansas and is the daughter of Janet and Greg LeRoy.
Initially in her career, she hopes to focus on tax or audit in a public accounting firm and later move to either private accounting or become an accounting professor. Her internship will include the consolidation of standards in the URAC manuals.
Sayli, who is an intern in the Quality and Accreditation Division, is set to graduate in the fall from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, focusing on information quality.
She is from Little Rock and is the daughter of Vaibhavi and Vilas Naik.
Sayli would like to work in analytics. She will spend her time at Arkansas Blue Cross focusing on data initiatives in FEP (Federal Employees Program), HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) measures and interoperability. Her duties include researching different initiatives within the company that could involve FEP for HEDIS purposes.
“After graduating, I want to secure a position in the data analytics field where I can use my existing knowledge and skills to gain practical experience,” she said.
Welcome, 2023 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield summer interns!