IBC increases commitment to WorkReady Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is a leading supporter of WorkReady Philadelphia with a record number of summer interns in 2013. This year, IBC hired 40 high school interns, increasing its commitment from 30 interns in 2012 and boosting work experience opportunities for young people in Philadelphia. The six-week paid summer internships began at IBC on July 1.
IBC is partnering with WorkReady Philadelphia, a program managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network, to help the City of Philadelphia meet Mayor Nutter’s 10,000 Summer Jobs Challenge for 2013. IBC has provided 369 student internships and professional development opportunities since WorkReady Philadelphia was founded in 2003.
“We are committed to creating new opportunities for students to grow, learn, succeed, and graduate high school,” said John Clayton, IBC’s manager of division, inclusion, and workforce initiatives. “We’re pleased to increase the number of high school student internships this year and help change the game for young people in our community.”
IBC also hired 102 college interns, its largest internship class, for the annual ten-week College Intern Program that began on June 3. The paid internships give practical training to college students in their areas of concentration and support IBC business areas.