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Internship Programs

Thank you for your interest in the UNC Hospitals Pharmacy Internship Programs. Please explore our programs through the information below and do not hesitate to contact any of our internship directors for more insight or any questions.

Of note, UNC Hospital Pharmacy Internship Programs only recruit once a year in the January timeframe with an estimated start date in May/June. Additionally, based on the structure of some of the internship programs, not all programs recruit on an annual basis.

Acute Care Services Internship

Internship director: Jonathan Cicci, PharmD, BCPS

  • 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

Clinic-Based Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Internship

Internship director: Ellina Max, PharmD, BCACP, 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 Internship (HSPA)

Internship director: Scott Savage, PharmD, MS

  • Number of interns:
    • PY1: 2 (Medical Center, Hillsborough)
    • PY2: 2 (Medical Center, Hillsborough)
    • PY3: 2 (Medical Center, Hillsborough)
    • PY4: 1 (Medical Center)
  • 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 Internship (HOT)

Internship Director: John Valgus, PharmD, MHA, BCOP

  • 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

Managed Care Pharmacy Internship

Internship Director: Amanda Johnson, PharmD, BCACP

  • Number of Interns
    • PY2: 3
    • PY3: 3
  • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
  • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
    • 8 hours per week
    • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend for project development
  • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
    • Minimum hours remain, but schedule is flexible
    • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend for project development
  • Commitment: 2 years
  • Available opportunities: Population Health Clinical Projects, Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Projects Including Bulk Replenishment Program Maintenance, Specialty & Home Delivery Pharmacy Staffing, Shadowing, Research, Professional Development, Administrative Projects
  • Click HERE for more information

Medication Use Policy Internship

Internship Director: Jennifer Cruz, PharmD, BCPS

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

Pediatric Pharmacy Internship

Internship Director: Chris Falato, PharmD

  • Number of Interns:
    • PY1: 4
    • PY2: 4
    • PY3: 4
  • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1 or PY3
  • 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: Clinical projects, Shadowing, Professional Development, Administrative Projects

Pharmacy Analytics Internship

Internship Director: Ashley Pappas, PharmD, MHA

  • Number of interns:
    • PY2/PY3: 1
  • 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

Retail Pharmacy Internship

Internship Director: Ping Rogers, RPh; Jordan Rush, PharmD, MS

  • Number of interns:
    • PY2: 1
    • PY3: 1
  • Eligible Applicants: Current PY1
  • Hours/Weeks during School Year:
    • 8 hours per week
    • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend, including one major holiday block and one minor holiday block
  • Hours/Weeks during School Breaks:
    • 8 hours per week
    • Staffing: Every 3rd weekend, including one major holiday block and one minor holiday block
  • Commitment: 2 years
  • Available opportunities: Administrative projects, Shadowing, Professional development, Retail pharmacy projects

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