Four years ago, RxBenefits established its summer intern program, welcoming ambitious students and recent graduates to join various teams across the company to expand their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom. Since 2017, RxBenefits has welcomed 33 interns to the team, many of whom have taken full-time positions.
“The purpose of our internship program is to build a pipeline of talent while we provide students with a meaningful experience in a professional business environment. It truly is a win-win for everyone,” says Mark Johnson, Senior Director of Human Resources. “As we continue to grow, we understand how vital this is to our success, and I’m very excited about expanding the program in the future.”
Despite the circumstances of the pandemic, the RxBenefits internship program is going strong, with seven new interns joining the team for the summer. Working from home didn’t keep these aspiring young professionals from exploring their career paths. Learn more about these talented students and recent graduates.
Logan Derbes is an MBA student at The University of Alabama. She joined the Marketing team under the supervision of Customer Marketing Manager, Ashley Thomas. Logan’s internship at RxBenefits will be her fourth, having previously worked as a writer, digital forensics, and marketing intern throughout her college career. In her free time, you can find Logan enjoying her most recent hobby – food blogging around the Tuscaloosa area.
Grant Guess is an MBA student at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He will be working with the RxBenefits marketing team under the supervision of Senior Manager of Marketing Operations, Ryan Lane. Prior to attending Darden, Grant worked for a start-up in San Francisco, a creative agency in Kentucky, and on a ranch in Montana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA, where he majored in Global Studies with a minor in French. Grant is an avid fly fisherman and self-proclaimed ranch dressing aficionado.
Raeven Hagan is a Psychology major at The University of Alabama. She is the daughter of RxBenefits’ Vice President of Marketing Kyra Hagan and will work with the Leadership Development team under the supervision of RxBenefits’ Leadership Development Director, Karleen Dietrich.
Anna Hussey is a recent graduate of Samford University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Data Analytics. Anna joined the Reporting & Analytics team under the supervision of RxBenefits’ Reporting & Analytics Manager, Hunter Garnett. Anna’s post-grad internship with RxBenefits will be her third, having completed two data internships over the course of her college career.
Lauren Smith is a Health Services Administration major at Auburn University. She joined the Legal team under the supervision of Lauren Simmons, RxBenefits’ Senior Director of Compliance & Legal Affairs.
Ansley Sorrells is a Graphic Design major at The Savannah College of Art & Design. She is working as a Graphic Design intern on the Marketing team under the supervision of RxBenefits’ Creative Director, Shawn Wideman. This summer will be Ansley’s second graphic design internship.
Will Statham recently graduated from the University of Alabama, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, having also double minored in Real Estate and Computer Technology Applications. He is the son of RxBenefits’ CEO Bryan Statham and joined the team as a Strategic Pharmacy Analyst intern under the supervision of RxBenefits’ Business Development Administration Director, Sascha Glassford. This summer will be Will’s third time interning at RxBenefits, following a Project Management summer internship in 2019 and an Accounting internship during his senior year of high school.
Dan Thomason is a Computer Science major at Auburn University. He joins the Information Technology team with a focus on Application Development. Dan joined the team for his first internship under the supervision of RxBenefits’ Application Development Manager, Matt Davis. In his free time, Dan enjoys playing music, including bass, guitar, and piano.