Internships and Residencies
The National Community Pharmacists Association provides a wide range of internships, rotations, and residency opportunities available to pharmacy students who are looking to springboard into a career or obtain real work experience of association work. These opportunities provide all students the distinction as a future leader in the health care field.
NCPA Summer Internship Program
The National Community Pharmacists Association, and the NCPA Foundation are pleased to sponsor the NCPA Summer Internship Program. The program, conducted at NCPA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, provides a pharmacy student with an excellent opportunity to experience life at a national pharmacy association, while also learning more about the many opportunities that exist in independent community pharmacy practice.
The NCPA Summer Intern will spend 10 weeks at NCPA headquarters, beginning in May or June (start date is flexible) and will receive a stipend. The intern may gain up to 350 externship/internship hours toward licensure, depending upon their state Board of Pharmacy regulations.
The Summer Intern will be located in the Management Institute Department and will become acquainted with and also work with several of the other departments in NCPA such as: Communications, Government Affairs, and Membership Services. A five week and a final week report are required. The intern is expected to complete at least one project in a mutually agreed upon area of interest.
The purpose of the summer internship is two-fold:
NOTE: ROTATION SPOTS FOR 2010-2011 ARE NOW AVAILABLE.
NCPA is pleased to offer an elective rotation in national association management, with an emphasis on independent community pharmacy practice, to all colleges and schools of pharmacy. Students pursuing a professional degree in pharmacy will gain experience with the operations and activities of a national pharmacy association, while also learning about the vast number of opportunities available in independent community pharmacy practice.
The rotation schedule, while flexible, is designed to be four to six weeks in duration, and is available year-round. The rotation is intended to be an elective feature of a school or college of pharmacy's curriculum-based experiential program. Requests to participate should be coordinated through and received from the experiential program staff of the school or college.
The participating student will be responsible for their housing and living expenses during the rotation. NCPA will provide the student with information regarding housing near its headquarters. There is no stipend or salary associated with the clerkship.
NCPA is able to host only two students at any given time. In case of multiple requests for the same time period, selection will be based on the date the application was received by NCPA and an evaluation of the student's goals and objectives concerning the rotation. NCPA reserves the right to refuse, with sufficient notice, the request of any student to participate in the rotation in the event of significant organizational scheduling conflicts which would interfere with the quality of the student's experience.
The purpose of the elective rotation is two-fold:
The activities of the rotation will be coordinated through the Department of Student Affairs. Other NCPA departments may be asked to work with or may request time with the participating students.Pharmacy school faculty responsible for experiential programs who desire more information should contact Afton Yurkon, Associate Director, Management and Student Affairs.
NCPA Executive Residency Program
"The reward for work well done is the opportunity... to do more." —Jonas Salk, MD
As a pharmacy graduate, you are prepared for an exciting career in the profession of pharmacy. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Executive Residency in Association Management is a springboard into a career of association work that will provide you with distinction as a future leader in the health care field.
For more information: http://ncpanet.org/index.php/internship-opportunities