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Improving health care for our guests is a priority for us. Find great opportunities to serve Target guests with professional care, and help drive Target Pharmacy to be a successful part of the Target store experience.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  As a Pharmacy Intern, you'll take the lead as you…

  • Understand the business of community practice in a retail setting
  • Learn self care and OTC product information
  • Provide patient counseling and care
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Network with store leadership
  • Complete experiential learning activities


  • Completion of 2nd or 3rd year of Pharmacy school
  • Desire to pursue a retail career in Pharmacy
  • Strong commitment to guest service
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Flexible work schedule


Undergraduate interns are eligible for a number of benefits just for being a team member, including a 10 percent Team Member Discount, access to a toll-free NurseLine, access to the Target Health & Wellness Web site, access to the Team Member LifeResources, a resource offering free support and information, and discounts on a variety of other resources.

About Target

From our Minneapolis-based headquarters to over 1,800 stores and more than 35 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Target offers a world of possibilities in an environment that will encourage you to innovate and contribute ideas. Join a company that’s always moving forward to what’s next. Be a part of a team that has revolutionized retail, championed design, and volunteered thousands of hours giving back to their communities. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week.

Nick Leet | Senior Staffing Specialist | HR - Talent Acquisition | Target, 7000 Target Pkwy N, Mailstop NCB-0448, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 | Phone: 763-440-4531

Join our Team. Expect the Best.  Target.com/careers


The Little Rock VA is interested in hiring student pharmacists in the outpatient pharmacy. Duties include but are not limited to: filling prescriptions, restocking automated dispensing equipment, dispensing medications to Veterans, counseling patients and minimal compounding.  Applicant must be able to work Monday thru Friday 4pm-7pm (2-3 evenings per week) and every third or fourth weekend. Hours on Saturday and Sunday are 8am-4:30pm. Additional hours are normally available during summer months and school breaks.  If you have any questions about the position please contact Gigi Nelson at 501-257-6342 or Gabe Bennett at 501-257-6327.

Baptist Health Medical Center - North Little Rock Pharmacy Department has 4 openings for a pharmacy student/intern position.  The openings are posted on the Baptist Health website (www.baptist-health.com/jobs/).   The position requires the pharmacy student to work every other weekend (8 hour shift) and one day a week (4 hour shift).  In addition, additional work hours may be offered, during the summer and off time from school.  The job duties include work in the IV room, assisting with Pyxis replenishment, and the Medication history program.
The following is from Baptist Health Website:  "Must be enrolled in the first year at a College of Pharmacy. First year students must be registered with the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacy technician. Second year students and beyond must be registered with the Board of Pharmacy as an intern. To assist the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services to patients and other hospital departments. This will include, but not be limited to, the responsibility of miscellaneous compounding and sterile IV products."
If you are interested in this position, please apply online.  If you have questions, you may call or email Dr. Jason Eakin, at 501-202-3043 or Jason.Eakin@baptist-health.org

The Burchfield Group/FMCP - 2013 Summer Internship Program...for more information, visit www.fmcpnet.org (Application deadline February 28, 2013)

 FMCO/Pfizer - Managed Care Pharmacy Summer Internship Program...for more information, visit www.fmcpnet.org (Application deadline January 28, 2013)

ASHP offers a competitive ten-week training program in national association management at our headquarters in Bethesda, MD. To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in a full-time ACPE-accredited doctor of pharmacy program, be in good academic standing, and have an active membership with ASHP. Applications are due February 1. For more information...

VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota has two paid summer internship positions.  Interns will work side-by-side with staff pharmacists, performing a variety of task.  For more information contact Rhonda Anderson at (320) 252-1670 ext. 7274 or visit USA Jobs.  If interested in applying, request an application form from the HR Department at (320) 255-6301.

CVS Caremark Retail Pharmacy Internship Program:  At CVS Caremark, we recognize that our success as a leading health care provider and our impact on the community depends on our pharmacy team.  Our organization seeks the best and brightest pharmacy students to help improve the lives of those we serve.  Our Retail Pharmacy Internship Program focuses on developing not only your clinical skills, but also team building, interpersonal and pharmacy management skills in an environment that will expose you to all aspects of community pharmacy.  Experiences in our program include antibiotic follow-up, community outreach, disease state topics, drug classifications, OTC product selection and counseling, vitamin/herbal review, and much more.  To be considered for the CVS Caremark Internship Program, you must be actively enrolled in one of your professional years of pharmacy school.  For more information, please visit the CVS Caremark Internship Website.

The Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP), in collaboration with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), is now accepting applications for two internship positions for the 2013 AMCP/FMCP/Allergan, Inc Specialized Summer Internship Program in Health Outcomes. The goal of the program is to stimulate student pharmacist’s interest in career options health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics through exposure to health outcomes research. Applications are due by February 28.  internship will be completed in ten consecutive weeks between May and August.  Complete program details, eligibility criteria and access to our online application process can be found at FMCP’s website www.fmcpnet.org or contact Ebony Clay at eclay@fmcpnet.org.

The Occupational Health Internship Program is a great opportunity for graduate students to learn about the field of occupational health and safety from the perspective of the worker. Students work in teams to investigate a job-related problem identified by a group of workers.  Project work emphasizes worker interviews and worksite tours combined with research.  Students can apply for placement in any of the following cities, regardless of where they now reside: New York City, Berkeley/Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego.  The deadline to apply is March 18.  The program is open to graduate students in public health, medicine, pharmacy  and nursing.  The program is looking for students with experience or interest in working with unions or social justice organizations, are organized and self-starting and ideally can speak a second language of new immigrant workers: Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, etc. A stipend is provided for the 9-week experience ($5,200 for graduates ). More information can be obtained at the OHIP website at www.aoec.org/ohip.

AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE) : AstraZeneca Internship Program
-This internship has many different areas in which students can choose to focus, such as regulatory, brand names, managed care, drug information, etc. The program last for 12 weeks from May-August. More info can be found at www.astrazeneca-us.com.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation: www.nacdsfoundation.org

Rite Aid Pharmacy Internships: Drugstore Internships
Once you have entered into the professional program at your school of pharmacy, you are then eligible to enter the Rite Aid Intern program. It is designed to teach you about pharmacy operations and prepare you to manage a pharmacy upon licensure as a pharmacist. The internship begins with comprehensive Computer Based Training (CBT) modules which includes training on our advanced pharmacy computer system (NEXGEN), HIPAA, CIA and Rite Aid policies and procedures. The program is a structured four year, four step training that advances with each year of your internship.  The key to being a successful community practice pharmacist is to match your community's needs with your clinical experience to create a pharmacy where patients value the services you provide. For more information, please visit the Rite Aid Intern Website.

Walgreens has created a program where you can learn and practice the application of your knowledge before you graduate. We have created a 12-week program available to all pharmacy students and it is designed to provide varying levels of information based on your year in pharmacy school. Your projects, responsibilities and practical experience will vary dependent upon where you are in your curriculum.  You will work on exercises involving: Prescription Medications, Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Products, Patient Counseling Guidelines, Disease State Information, Pharmacy Laws and Ethics, and Management of the Pharmacy.  This program is available in our markets nationwide. Early in school it is important to learn the tasks of the pharmacy technician, but as you progress through your curriculum it is important to have the opportunities to apply your knowledge in a working environment. If you are interested in applying for this program, you may do so by filling out our online resume.

Wal-Mart pharmacies host hundreds of pharmacy students every year through our internship program. Created to develop skills in both Pharmacy and in Management, it's a great program to prepare you for your own career as a pharmacist.  Our Internship program is tailored to the level of education that Pharmacy Students have received.  More information...

Residency & Fellowships

CVS Caremark offers the following residency programs:

  • Analytics and Outcomes Residency Program, Northbrook, IL
  • Community Practice Residency Program, Woonsocket, RI
  • Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Programs in two locations: Irving, TX and Pittsburgh, PA
  • Specialty Pharmacy Residency Program, Northbrook, IL

These residency programs offer the opportunity to explore the dynamic managed care and community pharmacy environments through the nation’s premier integrated pharmacy services provider, CVS Caremark.  If you have any questions regarding CVS Caremark’s residency programs, please contact Julie Legal, PharmD | CVS Caremark | Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Services Operations | 412-967-2300 x 75955 | 620 Epsilon Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238 | julie.legal@caremark.com

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control & Prevention funded 9 week summer program providing educational & professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations.


  • Be a member of an underrepresented population as defined by the federal government.
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have the ability to commit to the fellowship dates (May 27 - July 26, 2013).

For more information and the application process please visit: www.kennedykrieger.org/professional-training/professional-training-programs/rise-programs/ferguson-fellowship

MedVal Scientific Information Services and PharmaWrite will have a one-year, post-doctoral fellowship program for 2012-2013.  Interested students should visit our booth at the ASHP Midyear Meeting to be held beginning December 4, 2011 and learn more about our program.  Please contact Megan McEntire, PharmD via phone (609-945-8834) or e-mail (megan.mcentire@medvalsci.com) in advance if interested in interviewing with us at Midyear, or with any further questions they may have.

The University of Kansas Hospital offers an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 specialty residency in drug information. Both PGY-1 and PGY-2 candidates can apply to the program. PGY-1 candidates would complete the University of Kansas Hospital’s PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency then begin the PGY-2 residency in drug information. PGY-2 candidates who have completed a PGY-1 residency at another institution would directly begin the specialty residency.  Pharmacists completing the residency will be competent practitioners of drug information in multiple health care environments. They will also be equipped to meet the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice including promotion of optimal drug therapy and education of other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug related topics.

The Drug Information Residency begins the week of July 1, 2012. The resident’s time and responsibilities will be spent at the Drug Information Center at the University of Kansas Hospital. The resident will be required to complete a residency project with subsequent publication.  Areas of experience will include but are not limited to:

  • Provision of drug information services in both health care practice and industry settings
  • Participation in adverse drug reaction reporting programs
  • Preparation and publication of pharmacy newsletters
  • Preparation and publication for the American Academy of Family Physicians CE Program
  • Editorial assistant for the international adverse reaction publication Clin-Alert
  • Participation in the administrative aspects of maintaining a drug information service
  • Teaching and precepting Pharm.D. students
  • Drug Information web site development
  • Provision of contract drug information services to group purchasing organizations, professional organizations and journals
  • Participation in pharmacy and therapeutics committee and formulary management activities
  • Provision of international radiopharmaceutical drug information services
  • Participation in pharmaceutical publishing industry (i.e., Facts and Comparisons) or medication therapy management (MTM)

The applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy or Master of Science Degree and be licensed in the state of Kansas by August 1, 2012. The resident will be under the direct supervision of Joyce A. Generali, M.S., R.Ph., Director, The University of Kansas Drug Information Center.  Applications for the program should be received by Saturday, December 31. The program’s match number for PGY-1 candidates is 143313, while the match number for PGY-2 candidates is 531553. Visit www.kumed.com/pharmacy for application materials and further information. Candidates should submit application materials to:  Joyce A. Generali, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP Director, Drug Information Center, The University of Kansas Hospital, Department of Pharmacy, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4040, Kansas City, KS 66160, phone: 913-588-2328 or 913-588-2303, fax: 913-588-2350, e-mail: jgeneral@kumc.edu or druginfo@kumc.edu

The VA offers residencies programs to pharmacy students upon completion of their 4th year rotations.  To receive more information about these opportunities, please visit the following web site: www.pbm.va.gov/VAPharmacyResidencyProgram.aspx

The Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship in Drug Information is a two-year, learning based program designed to train pharmacists for careers in government, academia, or the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will spend a 9-month rotation at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) (Silver Spring, MD); a 9-month rotation at Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN); and a 6-month rotation with Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Indianapolis, IN). Deliverables include a research project completed at each training site summarizing experiences gained, a teaching portfolio, a continuing education presentation, and an individualized regulatory project. Chosen candidates will have various educational experiences in cross-functional departments and have opportunities to publish articles and/or give presentations.  The application process will begin in late 2012 for the 2013-2015 cycle.  The fellow must be a graduate from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, or otherwise eligible for licensure, prior to the start of the fellowship term.  Preliminary interviews are conducted during the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting (MCM) annually. Participation in PPS is not required for application.  The Fellowship begins July 2013 and continues until June 2015, with a competitive annual stipend and benefits.  Interested Candidates: We invite you to encourage interested candidates to forward their CV to our current Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellow in Drug Information, Catherine Chew, at Catherine.Chew@fda.hhs.gov for on-site interview consideration during the upcoming ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. For more information, please visit: www.fda.gov/RegFellowshipDI or refer to the attached fellowship brochure.

Scholarships for Students

The NCPA Foundation recognizes students with demonstrated leadership qualities, academic achievement, and an interest in pharmacy management through scholarships. All NCPA student members are eligible to apply. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of its Scholarship Program. Student members of NCPA are eligible to apply. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school/college of pharmacy on a full-time basis.  Please visit www.ncpafoundation.org for more information.

AfterCollege hosts a scholarship fund specifically for students seeking a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. We award one (1) $500 scholarship every quarter (four per year). If you are interested in more information or applying, please click on the link below to view prior winners, eligibility requirements and to download the application.  www.aftercollege.com/content/article/pharmacy_student_scholarship/

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation created the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety in 2004.  This is the only award program to honor a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary team for its significant institution-wide system improvements relating to medication use.  The $50,000 award, which is sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, recognizes on a national level pharmacy professionals who have assumed a leadership role in promoting safety in the medication-use process.  The award also honors two finalists, who each receive $10,000.  Applications are being accepted through April.   More information...

Partners in Pharmacy (PIP) will be offering student scholarships this year. Student members of NCPA are eligible to apply. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school/college of pharmacy on a full-time basis. Partners in Pharmacy is the former WONARD or the Women's Organization of the National Association of Retail Druggists, which was founded in 1905 during the 7th NARD Annual Convention. (NARD, the National Association of Retail Druggists, formed in 1898 was renamed NCPA, the National Association of Community Pharmacists in 1998.) Partners in Pharmacy is now an auxiliary organization that supports NCPA and the NCPA Foundation. Since 1915, Partners in Pharmacy has been offering annual scholarships to pharmacy students pursuing a career in pharmacy. This scholarship program has touched hundreds of pharmacy students. The scholarships recognize pharmacy students for their exemplary academic performance, community service, and a demonstrated commitment to independent pharmacy. Please visit www.ncpafoundation.org for more information.

The goal of the NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Program is to support the development of future leaders in community pharmacy and to recognize pharmacy students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in community pharmacy.  To apply, students can visit www.nacdsfoundation.org.

Tylenol Scholarship Program:  As a company dedicated to helping people feel better, we're proud to support the future of healthcare with our annual TYLENOL® Scholarship program. The program helps students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare, life sciences, or related fields manage the rising costs of education.
Scholarships awarded to students pursuing healthcare-related education at an accredited institution.  More info and application details...

The ASHP Foundation Student Research Award is presented annually to a pharmacy student for a published or an unpublished paper or report of a completed research project related to pharmacy practice in a hospitals and health systems.  The Student Research Award consists of a $1,500 honorarium, a $1,000 expense allowance to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and a plaque.  The research should be completed and the paper prepared before June 1 of the year preceding the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting at which the Award is to be presented.  More information...

Rite Aid offers scholarship opportunities available through schools of pharmacy and professional pharmacy organizations such as the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). If you want to find out more about the NACDS and NPHA Foundation/Rite Aid scholarship application process check their web sites at www.nacdsfoundation.org.

APhA Auxiliary/APhA Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program:  The APhA Foundation, together with the APhA Auxiliary, is celebrating ten years since the establishment of the APhA Auxiliary/APhA Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program.  This scholarship program recognizes students who choose to invest their time in their school's APhA - ASP chapter to help shape the future of the profession while managing the demands of a full-time pharmacy curriculum.
The APhA Auxiliary/APhA Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program recognizes full-time pharmacy students who help shape the future of their profession by maintaining active involvement in their school's APhA-ASP Chapter. This year, in addition to the nine annual scholarship awards, a tenth scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student leader in honor of Dr. John A. Gans, former APhA Executive Vice President and CEO.  Each of the ten scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.  Within this program are named scholarships that acknowledge gifts made to the fund by individuals or groups.  More information...

Some chain pharmacies have scholarships for pharmacy students. They may stipulate something like this: you work for them part-time while in school, full-time in summers, and for a specified number of years after graduation.  It's often a good deal.  Contact the pharmacies directly for these scholarship opportunities. 

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