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Early Career Hiring Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply to an internship or full-time opportunity?

To easily view a complete list of open positions and apply, please go to Cigna Careers. If you are applying during our active recruitment season, you may also find job postings on your university career page.

What is the hiring process like?

Cigna’s hiring process consists of two interview sessions: an on‐campus, video or telephone interview, and an in-person interview at a Cigna office location.

Do I have to fill out an application through my university and the company website?

In line with federal regulations, Cigna does not accept paper resumes at career fairs. Instead, we encourage students to apply through their university career center and our career site for on‐campus interviews. If a functional area or program is not holding on‐campus interviews, please apply online. Candidates will not be interviewed if they haven’t submitted an application online at Cigna's career site. Even if you have previously worked at Cigna, an online application needs to be completed.

What is the duration of the internship program and how many hours am I expected to work?

Our summer internship program is 10 weeks in duration. Our summer interns are considered full-time employees and are expected to work eight hours a day, five days per week. Some summer internships can be extended based on manager discretion. In addition to summer internships, we occasionally offer part-time internships throughout the school year that last no more than three to six months. To view and apply to our current internship openings, please go to Cigna Careers.

What is the structure of your Leadership Development Programs (LDPs)?

Cigna's programs can be rotational or training-based. We offer rotational programs that can last 12 months and others that may last up to seven years. On average, our rotational programs last three to five years with rotations occurring every 12 to 18 months. Our Sales Academy and Underwriting (ULTRA) programs are our only training programs. Sales Academy training lasts three months, while ULTRA training lasts six to nine months, depending on the location.

Does Cigna provide program training?

Cigna provides ongoing training to all employees, which assists professional development and advancement within the organization. We are proud to offer Cigna University, which aligns learning with the most strategic priorities of the company and workforce overall, and includes e‐learning and targeted learning.

Additionally, if hired into a specific training program, your functional area tailors a training curriculum as you grow within your position.

Does Cigna provide sponsorship for international students?

College candidates need to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States in order to eligible for most positions. The only exception for this is our Actuarial Program (AEDP) and our Financial Development Program (FDP); these programs hire international students at their discretion. 

Who can I contact for further information on your early career opportunities?

For additional questions on our internship or program opportunities, please email us at We will respond to all email inquiries within 48 business hours.

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