Finance Innovation Intern - Summer 2020
Madison, WI 
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Job/Internship Description

Who We Are

We are a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin, and our services have grown to reach active-duty and retired military personnel, seniors, and families in Wisconsin, across the U.S., and around the world.

WPS receives World's Most Ethical Company Award for 10th Year in a Row -

At Our Core

WPS Health Solutions has earned a reputation as a leader in the insurance and benefits administration industry through our commitment to excellence and high-quality service. Our corporate values reflect the core of who we are and how we conduct business every day.

Customer Focused

I recognize how my actions impact internal and external customers by being responsible for the customer experience. I look beyond the immediate issue to recognize and solve the problem.

Individual Responsibility

I own my actions. I am accountable and dedicated to achieving the best results for WPS Health Solutions and our customers. I embrace my role in helping the company achieve a high-performance workplace.

Mutual Respect

I lead by example and act ethically, honestly and am trustworthy. I show appreciation for others by giving and taking constructive feedback and encouragement.

Driven and Passionate

I approach my work with enthusiasm, and personal commitment to the success of our business. I keep the importance of the work we do for our customers alive in my attitude and interactions with others, and demonstrate pride in the worthiness of our purpose.

Position Summary

The Internship Program with WPS Health Solutions is comprised of four key components. WPS interns will primarily focus on the responsibilities within their functional areas, as it relates to their respective field of study. In a group setting, interns will collaborate on the “Pay-It-Forward Project." The third component relates to exposure to corporate culture and training to aid in future career successes. At the conclusion of the program, interns will participate in a final presentation for senior executives by showcasing their experience in the program and functional areas.

We are a small team, but we play an important role with the Finance department. Our team is responsible for driving change and leveraging technology to do so. From researching technology and tools to project management, we solve problems and implement solutions.

The Intern will work directly with the Finance and Accounting teams to understand their needs and recommend an appropriate solution. When an appropriate solution is identified, the Analyst will lead or participate in the project team to implement the solution.

In this role you will:

  • Develop more efficient methods of meeting the department’s reporting needs
  • Collaborate with work groups to improve the flow of data between Accounting systems
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement by working with Finance team members
  • Maximize use of existing corporate tools and technologies to improve processes
  • Manage project implementations, including documenting requirements
  • Train Finance and Accounting users on tools and technologies
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout WPS
  • Learn a lot and develop a well-rounded business toolkit that will serve you well wherever you go

This role could be a good fit if:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in higher education or a recent graduate in areas such as Computer Science, Data Analytics, Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Have exceptional analytical skills and experience using the Microsoft suite of tools, experience using SharePoint, Power BI, and Flows is preferred
  • Write and speak well
  • Are organized, persistent, curious, and an independent thinker
  • Can both lead and be a great team member
  • Desire to work hard and have fun

About Madison, WI

Founded on an isthmus between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, Madison is the U.S. state capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin. It is a city known for its lakes, restaurants, and extensive network of parks and bike trails.

The main downtown road, State Street, connects the University of Wisconsin campus with the Capitol Square. Open only to pedestrians and bikes, it’s lined with restaurants, cafes, and shops. On Saturday mornings visit the Dane County Farmers Market at Capitol Square as over 250 local vendors sell their items grown, raised, and produced in Wisconsin.

Take a break on one of Madison’s five lakes for boating, kayaking, or canoeing or visit the iconic UW Memorial Union Terrace overlooking Lake Mendota. Explore the UW Arboretum or lakes using the miles of bike trails throughout the city.

Madison’s vibrant and active community make it the ideal spot to spend your summer.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities employer.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
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