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Internship Programs

The UNC Health Care Pharmacy Internship Program was established to provide UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students with a comprehensive learning experience and to provide exposure to hospital and health system pharmacy practice. The programs offer students an opportunity to work and learn in a variety of health system pharmacy settings while supplementing classroom learning.

Intern programs vary in duration from 1-3 years, depending on program and intern, though most are 2 years in duration.

The internship programs will allow the student interns to grow both professionally and personally, through interaction with health care professionals and support of projects that align with department initiatives.

Requirements

Eligible applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. positions are available for PY1 and/or PY2 students, depending on each individual program. Please see individual program details to find additional information and eligibility information

Stipend/Pay

Interns are hired at the health system as pharmacy technicians, and are paid according to our HR pay scales. Individual internship directors are responsible for managing time requirements and payments for intern hours.

Application Cycle/Recruitment

    Applications will be accepted from 11/1-11/12/2021

    • Applicants may apply to a maximum of 2 programs
    • requires a CV, answers to 2 essay questions, and one (1) letter of reference to be emailed to the internship director

    LINK TO APPLICATION

    Intern Fair (virtual) 2021

    The 2021 Internship Fair is scheduled for 10/26, 10/27, and 10/28

    10/26 5-6:30pm: Pediatrics, Acute Care (Psychiatry, Cardiology, Infectious Disease) - link to slides

    10/27 12-12:50pm: Analytics & Outcomes, Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration, Hematology/Oncology - link to slides

    10/28 5-6pm: Outpatient/Transitions of Care, Clinic-Based Ambulatory Care, Medication Use Policy - links to slides

    Acute Care Services ( Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Psychiatry)

    Internship directors: Jonathan Cicci (Cardiology), Lindsey Kennedy (Psychiatry), Renae Boerneke (Infectious Diseases)

    • Number of interns:
      • Psychiatry: 1
      • Cardiology: 1
      • Infectious Disease: 1
    • Eligible Applicants: Current PY2
    • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
      • Approximately 4 hours
      • Staffing: Every 4th weekend at Medication History Services
    • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
      • 10 week experience during the summer following PY2
      • Staffing: Every 4th weekend at Medication Therapy Services
    • Commitment: 1 year
    • Available opportunities: Clinical projects, Shadowing, Research, Professional development

    Oupatient Pharmacy and Transitions of Care

    • Internship Director: Ping Rogers, RPh; Kate Naper, PharmD, MPH
      • Number of interns:
      • PY2: 1
      • PY3: 1
        • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
        • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
        • 4 hours per week (projects)
        • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend, including one major holiday and one minor holiday
          • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
          • 40 hours per week
            • Required PY1 Summer for Onboarding; PY2 Flexible
            • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend, including one major holiday and one minor holiday
              • Commitment: 2 years
              • Available opportunities: Outpatient Projects, Administrative Projects, Longitudinal Research, Quality Improvement Projects, Shadowing, Professional Development
              • Click HERE for more information

    Clinic Based Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

    • Internship director: Anna Abrahamson, PharmD,CPP
      • Number of Interns:
      • PY2: 1
      • PY3: 1
        • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
        • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
        • 8 hours per week
        • Staffing: 1 weekend/month for project development
          • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
          • 40 hours per week
            • Commitment: 2 years
            • Available opportunities: Clinical projects, Shadowing, Research, Professional development
            • Click HERE for more information

    Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership

    • Internship director: Matthew Lamm, PharmD, MS, BCPS, Sam Eberwein, PharmD, MS, BCPS
      • Current number of interns:
      • PY2: 2 (1 Medical Center, 1 Hillsborough)
      • PY3: 2 (2 Medical Center, 1 Hillsborough)
      • PY4: 1 (1 Hillsborough)
        • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
        • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
        • 4 hours in admin
        • Staffing: 8 hours per week
          • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
          • PY2 Summer: 1 month full-time commitment
          • PY3 Summer: 2 months full-time commitment
          • Staffing: 8 hours per week
            • Commitment: 3 years
            • Available opportunities: Clinical projects, Shadowing, Research, Professional development, Administrative projects
            • Click HERE for more information

    Hematology-Oncology Team

    • Internship Director: Nathan Barnes, PharmD, MHA
      • Number of Interns
      • PY2: 2
      • PY3: 2
        • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
        • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
        • Variable hours per week for projects
        • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend in Cancer Hospital Infusion Pharmacy (CHIP)
          • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
          • Summer (2 months): 40 hours per week
          • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend in Cancer Hospital Infusion Pharmacy (CHIP); One minor and one major holiday staffing over the 2-year internship
            • Commitment: 2 years
            • Available opportunities: Shadowing, Research, Projects
            • Click HERE for more information

    Investigational Drug Services

    • Internship Director: Lindsey Amerine, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP
      • Number of Interns
      • PY2: 1
        • Eligible applicants: Current PY1
        • Hours/Weeks during School year: 15 hours/week
        • Commitment: 2 years
        • Available opportunities: Shadowing, Research, Projects, Professional Development
    • Click HERE for more information

    Managed Care Pharmacy

    • Internship Director: Marina Stamopoulos
      • Number of Interns
      • PY2: 2
      • PY3: 2
        • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
        • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
        • 8 hours/week while in class
        • 8 hours/week while on immersion rotation (weekend staffing)
          • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
          • Up to 40 hours/week
            • Commitment: 2 years
            • Available opportunities: Population Health Clinical Projects, Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Projects Including Research, Clinical Program Development, Professional Development, Administrative Projects
            • Click HERE for more information

    Medication Use Policy

    Internship Director: Gregory Heindel, PharmD, BCPS

    • Number of interns:
      • PY2/PY3: 1
    • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
    • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
      • 5-10 hours per week during hours of operation of the DI Center: 8:30am-4:00pm Monday through Friday
    • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
      • More than 10 hours per week (if desired)
    • Commitment: 2 years
    • Available opportunities: Formulary Management Projects, Research, Administrative Projects
    • Click HERE for more information

    Pediatric Pharmacy

    • Internship Directors: Ashley McCallister, PharmD, BCPPS, MBA and Lauren Walter, PharmD, BCPPS
    • Internship Coordinator: Kathy Riley, PharmD
    • Pediatric Pharmacy Manager: Chris Falato, PharmD
      • Number of Interns:
      • PY2: 4
      • PY3: 3
      • PY4: 5
        • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1 or PY2
        • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
        • Variable hours per week for projects
        • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend in the Pediatric Pharmacy
          • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
          • Variable hours per week for projects
          • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend in the Pediatric Pharmacy
            • Commitment: 2 years
            • Available opportunities: Technician Training and Competencies; Clinical, Operational, and Administrative Projects; Research Learning Series; Residency and Job Prep Series; Leadership Positions; 1:1 Quarterly Professional Development Meetings, Quarterly pharmacy administration topic discussions

    Pharmacy Analytics & Outcomes

    Internship Director: Evan Colmenares, PharmD

    • Number of interns:
      • 1 PY2, 1 PY3
    • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
    • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
      • 8 ~ 10 hours per week
    • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
      • 20 ~ 40 hours per week
    • Commitment: 2 years
    • Available opportunities: Analytic Projects, Research, Administrative Projects
    • Click HERE for more information