AMCP Foundation Summer Internships

The AMCP Foundation offers variety of awards and immersive learning opportunities. Here, you can submit an application, letters of recommendation and other materials for the our unique managed care and non-profit / management summer internships.

AMCP Foundation Internships: Over 200 student pharmacists have completed these summer programs since 1993. Student pharmacists will gain knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, health plans, pharmacy benefit management companies, employer sites, oncology/specialty pharmacy, non-profit organizations and other groups.

Key Dates

Application Open: November 23, 2020
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Announced: TBA

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AMCP Foundation Internship Program
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AMCP Foundation/AbbVie, Inc. Specialized Summer Internship Program in Health Outcomes

Internship Overview

AbbVie, Inc.

The goal of this internship program is to stimulate student pharmacists' interest in career options in health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics through exposure to research, measurement and applications to evidence-based decision-making. In addition, the interns will gain knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, managed health care systems, a public charity and a professional membership society.

Interns, through their work with the AbbVie, Inc. Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research Department, will gain exposure to:

  • the importance of health outcomes in the development and marketing of a pharmaceutical product
  • the process of drug discovery
  • the process of drug development through the various phases of clinical trials
  • economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes-measurement techniques
  • AMCP Format-based product dossier development and its use in the formulary decision-making process.

Research Projects

Interns will complete a research project under the supervision of an on-site preceptor from the AbbVie Global HEOR Department. Recent internship projects have included “The Economic Burden of Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Literature Review” and “Patient’s Experience of Living With and Managing Presbyopia: A Systematic Literature Review” Interns present their findings during poster presentations at AMCP Nexus. Interns are also matched with virtual preceptors for additional mentoring.

Selection of Interns

In the initial phase, a Selection Committee comprised of AMCP members review applications, with the final selection of the two interns made by the preceptors at AbbVie, Inc. Applying selection criteria developed by the AMCP Foundation, AMCP members and AbbVie, the Selection Committee strives to recommend student pharmacists who excel academically and, through their involvement in student pharmacist activities, demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.

Internship Requirements

  • Interns must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2020-2021 school year, with anticipated graduation in 2022 or 2023. Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, two letters of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student’s current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the AMCP Foundation and AbbVie, Inc. to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the AMCP Foundation.

AbbVie, Inc.

AMCP Foundation/Genentech, Inc. Evidence for Access Summer Internship Program

Internship Overview

Genentech

This program will provide an opportunity for interns to contribute to meaningful projects and interact with industry experts within the Evidence for Access Team US Medical Affairs at Genentech, while gaining knowledge of the biotechnology industry. Following a competitive selection process, two student pharmacists will spend 10-12 consecutive weeks at the Genentech campus in South San Francisco, Calif., under the supervision of a preceptor/manager.

Summer internship highlights include:

  • Opportunity to work on challenging, business-critical projects
  • Research project development and presentation
  • Exposure to senior management, networking opportunities and career path
  • Rotation at AMCP Foundation.

Selection of Interns

Applications are reviewed by AMCP members, AMCP Foundation staff and Genentech recruiters and hiring managers. AMCP Foundation staff will conduct phone or video conference interviews with select candidates and make recommendations to Genentech on final candidates. Genentech will interview final candidates and may schedule on-site final interviews. Genentech will make final selections. All candidates will be notified in March 2021.

Internship Requirements

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled as full-time Doctor of Pharmacy and/or a joint MBA, MPP (Master of Public Policy) or MPH (Master of Public Health) degree program in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during 2020-2021 school year with anticipated graduation in 2021, 2022 or 2023. Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, one letter of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student’s current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the AMCP Foundation and Genentech, Inc. to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the AMCP Foundation.

Genentech

AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Summer Internship Program

Internship Overview

Pfizer

The goal of the internship is to develop future leaders in health care through exposure to population health via concepts such as formulary management, benefit design, medication therapy management, and adherence management. Working directly with pharmacists and other members of the health care team, interns will gain an appreciation of how managed care pharmacy principles are used to maximize health care resources and patient care outcomes.

All participants will be exposed to the pharmaceutical industry with Pfizer Medical Outcomes Specialists, to a professional membership society with AMCP, and to a public charity with AMCP Foundation. As a part of the structured ten-week internship program, student pharmacists will be matched with virtual preceptors and present capstone research projects at AMCP Nexus 2021.

  • During the 10-week program each intern will be assigned to a health plan, pharmacy benefit management company, employer, or other sites. This immersive experience will round out their introduction to the managed care pharmacy profession and help them develop a career plan.
  • Interns will also spend 1-2 days at Pfizer U.S. location.

Selection of Interns

Interns are chosen through a Selection Panel comprised of AMCP members and phone interviews with the Site Preceptors. Using selection criteria developed by AMCP Foundation and Pfizer, this group selects student pharmacists who excel academically, and through involvement in student pharmacist activities, demonstrate strong leadership, and organizational skills.

Internship Requirements

  • Interns must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2020-2021 school year with anticipated graduation in 2022 or 2023. Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, two letters of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student’s current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the AMCP Foundation and Pfizer, Inc. to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the AMCP Foundation.


Pfizer

AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Oncology Summer Internship Program

Internship Overview

AMCP Foundation

The goal of the Summer Internship Program is to develop future leaders in managed health care through exposure to population health and managed care pharmacy principles via concepts such as formulary management, benefit design, medication therapy management and adherence management with a focus on oncology. Working directly with pharmacists and other members of the health care team in oncology, specialty pharmacy, or related business units, interns will gain an appreciation of how managed care pharmacy principles are used to maximize health care resources and patient care outcomes.


Interns are exposed to the pharmaceutical industry with Pfizer Field Medical Directors, to a professional membership society with AMCP, and to a public charity with AMCP Foundation. As a part of the structured ten-week internship program, student pharmacists will be matched with virtual preceptors and present capstone research projects at AMCP Nexus. This exposure will ensure that interns experience a well-rounded program.

  • During the 10-week program each intern will be assigned to a health plan, pharmacy benefit management company, specialty pharmacy, or other sites.
  • Interns will also spend 1-2 days at Pfizer U.S. Location.

Selection of Interns

The Interns are chosen by a Selection Panel comprised of AMCP members. Through the use of selection criteria developed by AMCP Foundation and Pfizer, Inc., Oncology Organized Customers, Field Medical, this group selects student pharmacists who excel academically and, through their involvement in student pharmacist activities, demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.

Internship Requirements

  • Interns must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2020-2021 school year with anticipated graduation in 2022 or 2023. Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, two letters of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student’s current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the AMCP Foundation and Pfizer, Inc., Oncology Organized Customer Field Medical Team, to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the AMCP Foundation.


Pfizer

AMCP Foundation Managed Care Research and Nonprofit Leadership Summer Internship

Internship Overview

AMCP Foundation

The goal of this internship is to support the Foundation’s mission to invest in future-focused research. Working directly with executive and pharmacist staff within AMCP Foundation, the intern will learn nonprofit management principles and develop personal leadership skills. Further, the program is designed to ensure exposure to career options and varied functions within industry. One intern will be with the AMCP Foundation team, which is headquartered in Alexandria, VA (outside Washington, D.C.).

“I had so many opportunities to engage in research projects, and meet different professionals who gave valuable advice. I attended learning sessions hosted by Pfizer on topics, including motivational interviewing, RWE, and oncology R&D. The amount of support, knowledge, and real-world experience I have gained is truly priceless and allowed me to grow both professionally and personally.” – Irene Chung

Selection of Interns

The Interns are chosen by a Selection Panel comprised of Foundation volunteers. Through the use of selection criteria developed by AMCP Foundation, this group selects student pharmacists who excel academically, and through involvement in student pharmacist activities, demonstrate strong leadership, and organizational skills.

Internship Requirements

  • Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2020-2021 school year with anticipated graduation in 2022 or 2023. Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, one letter of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student’s current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the AMCP Foundation and Pfizer, Inc. to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the AMCP Foundation.

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