CVS Health College Sophomore Career and Innovation Externship Program

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of customers and patients?   Do you have a passion for healthcare, business process, data, or technology? Are you interested in being part of high energy teams at the forefront of innovation at a Fortune 7 company?  Are you a sophomore seeking a quality learning and development experience?

HOSA is proud to off a new opportunity from our partners at CVS health for members who are college sophomores interested in pharmacy science and business. The CVS Health Sophomore Career and Innovation Externship Program is seeking 20 top sophomores to join our program August 7 – 9, 2018*. CVS Health values a diverse workforce and promotes a workplace that empowers all of our colleagues, regardless of their age, race, ethnicity and background. Multicultural candidates who have an interest in healthcare are encouraged to apply.

What You Will Do:

  • Learn about business process and insights from top industry leaders in a Fortune 7 company
  • Obtain career prep tips from industry experienced recruiters
  • Experience diverse business areas including:
    • Enterprise Product Innovation and Development - Assesses and develops programs that support patient care coordination between CVS Health and other constituents in the healthcare ecosystem
    • Digital - Creates innovative digital solutions that will make health care more accessible, more integrated and more reliable for more people, online and in our stores
    • Creative Marketing - Our in-house creative agency is proving that big thinkers can thrive in a little state and that cutting-edge design thinking can drive our corporate mission of putting people on their paths to better health.
    • Supply Chain - Ensures CVS Health is adhering to compliance requirements, demonstrating operational excellence, delivering superior customer service, and focusing on continuous process improvement. 
    • Internal Audit – Builds business processes, objectives, and risk and control procedures across multiple business units.

What You Will Do:

  • Work on a real Fortune 7  business case innovation challenge with cash prizes
  • Experience CVS Health business locations in our Rhode Island Headquarters and our Boston Digital Innovation Lab
  • Network with senior leaders, current and former interns, and diversity colleague resource members
  • Receive a mentor post program if interested
  • Opportunity to interview for 2019 CVS Health internship opportunities in advance of our formal process opening

*CVS Health will coordinate and cover all travel and meal-related expenses. 8/6 and 8/10 will be travel days for non-local students.


  • Please fill out the electronic form here:
  • You will be required to submit a PDF copy of your resume and a single PDF document with responses to the following questions:
    • A 2-3 line statement telling us why you are interested in this opportunity.
    • A short, 250 word essay on how you think diverse teams can enable innovation in organizations.

Program Timeline:

  • Application Opens:  March 13
  • Application Closes:  April 6
  • We plan to notify students by the end of April 2018.

Questions?  Contact CVS Health University Relations at