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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 3, 2021
Application Deadline: January 17, 2022
Announced: March 2022

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AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc.
AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Oncology
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AMCP Foundation/Genentech, Inc.
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AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Oncology

 

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. 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.

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

  • The importance of HEOR in the development and marketing of a pharmaceutical product
  • Drug discovery
  • Drug development through clinical trial phases.
  • Economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes-measurement techniques
  • AMCP Format-based product dossier development and its use in the formulary decision-making process.

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

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2021-2022 school year, with anticipated graduation in 2023 or 2024.
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application including:
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A letter of good academic standing from their institution including 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. 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.

Summer internship highlights include:

  • Opportunity to work on challenging, business-critical projects
  • Informational interviews with medical, government, and commercial departments
  • 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 make recommendations to Genentech on final candidates. Genentech will interview final candidates and may schedule on-site final interviews. Genentech will make final selections.

Internship Requirements

  • 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 2021-2022 school year with anticipated graduation in 2022, 2023 or 2024.
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application including;
    • One letter of recommendation
    • A letter of good academic standing from their institution including 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.

Interns are 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.

  • Each intern is assigned to a health plan, PBM, employer, or other sites. 
  • 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

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2021-2022 school year with anticipated graduation in 2023 or 2024.
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application including;
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A letter of good academic standing from their institution including 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.

  • Each intern is assigned to a health plan, PBM, specialty pharmacy, or other site.
  • 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

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2021-2022 school year with anticipated graduation in 2023 or 2024.
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Application Requirements

Candidates must submit an online application including,
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A letter of good academic standing from their institution includingcurrent 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.). 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 distinct learning experience allowed me to participate in numerous research projects, network with valuable leaders in managed care and the pharmaceutical industry, and learn more about formulary decisions, real-world evidence and data, and the role of pharmacists in the managed care setting. Participating in journal club presentations, moderating webinars, and leading internal meetings for research projects, boosted my leadership and presentation skills. I gained knowledge and confidence from the many educational sessions hosted by Pfizer that included motivational interviewing, social determinants of health, and the value of medicine to help improve patient health while focusing on patient outcomes and affordable access to medications.” —Riana Roberts

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

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2021-2022 school year with anticipated graduation in 2023 or 2024.
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application including,
    • One letter of recommendation
    • A letter of good academic standing from their institution including 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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Phone: 703-684-2600
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