Diversity Program

Horizon BCBSNJ partners with a variety of programs that help bring our communities together.

INROADS Helps Inspire the Next Generation

The mission of INROADS is to help talented, ethnically diverse, college students develop corporate and community leadership skills. Horizon BCBSNJ helps fulfill that mission by hosting college interns each summer and providing them with a variety of experiences designed to enhance and cultivate their technical skills and business acumen.

NJ LEEP Intern Program

The New Jersey Legal and Education Empowerment Project (LEEP) helps youths from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to achieve high level academic performance through skill building and other programs to develop the skills and behaviors necessary for lasting success and community leadership.

The Legal Affairs Division at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has participated in the NJ LEEP Intern Program.

Diversity Training Program

Diversity training is a fundamental component of Horizon BCBSNJ’s diversity initiative. This training increases employee awareness of workplace diversity and expands employees’ knowledge and competence so that they may work effectively in a multicultural environment.

Reverse Mentoring Program


This program enables high-potential minority employees to mentor the company’s top executives on the perspectives and challenges of individuals from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds. It also affords high-potential minority employees the opportunity to engage in constructive discussions with senior management.

INROADS Intern Program

The mission of INROADS is to develop talented, ethnically diverse, college students for corporate and community leadership.

Cristo Rey Internship Program

Cristo Rey Newark High School is part of a nationwide network of Catholic schools that integrates four years of rigorous college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program. This program helps academically capable, inner-city students with limited means to build real-world job experience and professional contacts.