Frequently Asked Internship Questions
See the list of AMCP Foundation Internships for additional details. AMCP Foundation would like to thank our program sponsors AbbVie, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., and Sanofi Genzyme.
- Student pharmacists enrolled in a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2023-24 school year, with anticipated graduation in 2025 or 2026
- Eligible for employment in the U.S.
All application requirements are due on or before January 5, 2024.
- Submit an online application via an online portal.
- Submit letters of recommendation from a pharmacist: from a practicing pharmacist and/or faculty member of school/college of pharmacy. The number of references differs for each program please refer to specific program for details.
- Submit Letter of Good Academic Standing from Dean’s/Assistant’s Dean’s oﬃce (or the institution’s equivalent) confirming that the student is in good academic standing and stating the student’s current cumulative GPA.
Each letter must be written by a different individual and submitted on the application portal. CV or resume (PDF format only)
Letter of Good Academic Standing from Dean’s/Associate Dean’s oﬃce (or institution’s equivalent) must be written on the school’s letterhead.
DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS!
There is no “oﬃcial” starting date. Selected interns complete a 10-consecutive-week period between the months of May and August of program year. The starting date for each intern varies and is based on interns’ availability and the availability of the preceptor(s). Typically, most interns start the internship shortly after completing their spring semester. Student pharmacists who attend schools with early spring semester completion dates usually start in May. Some student pharmacists may start their internship as late as June. Almost any starting date is acceptable, provided the internship can be completed by August of the program year.
Our programs are virtual, but the AbbVie and Genentech may accommodate in person requests. All interns are required to travel to AMCP Nexus or AMCP Annual.
- Interns are responsible for travel expenses and housing accommodations if participating in person.
- All travel, registration, and housing for AMCP Conferences will be handled by AMCP Foundation.
No. AMCP Foundation assigns applicants to diﬀerent host sites for interview and the preceptor at each site selects the intern for the program year. If applying for the AbbVie or Genentech programs, the selected student pharmacists' intern at those sites.
Yes, you may apply for all internship programs in the same year. A student pharmacist applying for more than one program will be given due consideration for each program but will only be selected for one of the programs. *You will not be offered the option to choose between the programs.
Student pharmacists applying to multiple internships must submit an online application for each program. Moreover, each letter of recommendation must clearly state the program to which it is referred.
The number of internship positions vary year to year. Please refer to your internship of choice for more information.
Our internships are designed to expose student pharmacists to unique immersive experiences in which they can observe, take part in, and learn about all sectors of the profession. Through exposure to industry experts and impactful research, student pharmacists complete our programs with the confidence and tools needed to become forward-thinking pharmacists. Please refer to each program for specifics on individual program details.
AMCP Foundation internships may qualify as a specialty or general elective rotation. Since each school/college of pharmacy has its own guidelines for such rotations, the student applying for the internship must ascertain the requirements for their institution. In some cases, your school may require AMCP Foundation to register with the college or prohibit you from receiving compensation. If your institution determines that the internship qualifies as a rotation, AMCP Foundation will work with the student pharmacist, wherever possible, to ensure that credit for the rotation can be provided.
Yes, AMCP Foundation internships provide a modest stipend paid on the 5th & 20th of each month via direct deposit. AMCP Foundation administers all stipends except Genentech. The Genentech intern(s) are paid directly by the organization.
Taxes: Stipends will have taxes deducted from it. In January of every year, interns will receive a W2 form from AMCP Foundation. Interns will use the W2 form during the preparation and submission of personal income taxes.
*Note: Any unexpected expenses accrued during the internship will be approved and reimbursed on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that all programs are subject to funding.