Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Policy Fellowship
The BCBSNM Policy Fellowship at ACI is a five-month leadership program designed for college students, both undergraduate and graduate. The program is unmatched in its engagement with business leaders, interaction with elected officials, and opportunities to undertake in important policy research and projects that benefit the state of New Mexico and its economic wellbeing.
The BCBSNM Policy Fellow will directly engage in ACI’s member-driven policy development process by attending and participating in a variety of policy committee meetings. ACI policy committees—comprised entirely of ACI member businesses—come together to review ACI’s policy priorities, make recommendations, and set the agenda that ACI’s government affairs team will take to Santa Fe during the legislative session. In addition to policy development the Policy Fellow will have the opportunity to engage in lobbying and advocacy activities prior to and during the legislative session.
Policy Fellows must be able to work 20 hours per week on a regular, reliable schedule. Must have strong communication and organizational skills and an exceptional work ethic. Prior internship experience and at least two years college credit in business, government, or related fields are preferred, but not required.
Current Policy Fellow
Renee Alvidrez is an Albuquerque native. Before beginning her business degree at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management, with a concentration in marketing, she completed an associate’s degree at Central New Mexico Community College. She plans to graduate with her bachelor’s in the spring of 2017. Renee and her husband, Homero, are expecting their first child this December.