Human Resources 
Leadership Development Program

NOTICE:  The 2023-2024 recruiting season for this program is happening now! You can also visit our events page to see if we'll be on your campus (virtually and/or in person) in the near future.
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With over 75,000 employees globally to support, The Cigna Group’s HR function continues to evolve to be an innovator with the ever-changing workforce and workplace trends. To support our growing organization, we are focused on developing our next generation of leaders by providing exposure to different functional areas within our HR function through a rotational program.

The Human Resources Leadership Development Program (HRLDP)’s goal is to develop future HR leaders who have a well-rounded understanding of the HR function through robust experiences with breadth, depth, and leadership, and through mentorship and development.

Our 10-week summer associate experience provides exposure to our organization and leadership while having the intern class solve a real business problem. Those who excel during their internship will be considered for a full-time position as part of the HRLDP after completion of their post-graduate degree.

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Areas of Exposure

Full-time HRLDP associates will have the opportunity to rotate between 3 of the below functions. A typical rotational experience will include two center of excellence (COE) roles and one HR Business Partner role.

- Benefits & Well Being
- Compensation
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Employee Relations
- Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)
- Human Resources Operations
- Leadership Development
- Talent Acquisition

​​​​​​​Take it from them...

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Sophia M. 

Developmental Assessments Strategy Lead

“The HRLDP has provided me with a completely personalized experience from day one. The program has given me so much exposure to our HR function and executive leadership team. The diversity of career opportunities and authenticity of HR leadership is why I came to The Cigna Group as an intern, and the support and mentorship that I’ve received through the program is one of the many reasons I chose to stay on full-time.”

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Kristin R.

HRBP Lead Analyst
“The HRLDP provides strong rotational and developmental opportunities and a sense belonging amongst the cohort and HR community. I feel supported and empowered by the wonderful mentors, teammates, and leaders I have had the opportunity to work with!”
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Oluchi N.

Human Resources Lead Analyst

“Being a part of the HRLDP program has been a transformative, dynamic, and enriching experience. I have felt supported and encouraged throughout my rotations and have been assigned projects and learning opportunities that have stretched and developed me as an aspiring HR practitioner. The diversity of roles and experiences has truly pushed me out of my comfort zone. I am continually acquiring new skills and competencies that I know will set me up for future success.”

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Julia K. 

Benefits Lead Analyst

"The HRLDP offers a unique experience to develop and gain exposure to multiple areas of the business at an accelerated pace. I am grateful for the opportunity to grow my career and be a part of the amazing culture The Cigna Group fosters in the workplace and throughout its Leadership Development Programs."

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Check out our summer internship.

HRLDP summer associates will contribute to the Human Resources function by working on meaningful projects in one of our HR functions. Projects will vary by year and based on each summer associate’s background and interest, as well as business need. Our summer associates will have a manager as well as peer and leadership mentors to support them during their 10-week internship.

Our summer experience will give associates a realistic preview of what it’s like to work in HR at The Cigna Group. Associates will develop skills to be successful in full-time role(s) and will complete a meaningful assignment with visible impact on the organization.