Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Pharmacy Student Experiential Program

Internship Details: Students learn about the roles pharmacists have within CDC, multidisciplinary processes for addressing a wide variety of public health issues, such as disease prevention and control, and ways to improve health.


Department of Veteran’s Affairs Pharmacy VALOR Program- offered in various states. For Orlando, Florida the link is:           

Internship Details: The Pharmacy VALOR scholar will be exposed to inpatient, outpatient, and administrative areas of clinical pharmacy practice. Opportunities for learning include didactic experiences as well as competency-based clinical practice with a qualified pharmacy preceptor. The following clinical areas may be included on a rotation: Inpatient (medical or surgical critical care units, emergency department/interim care, inpatient general medicine), Extended Care (nursing home, intermediate care), Primary Care (pharmacotherapy clinics, women’s health, home based primary care, outpatient pharmacy services), and Specialty Pharmacy (anticoagulation, cardiology, ESA/anemia, infectious disease, mental health, neurology, oncology, pain, transplant). Pay is competitive with a typical work schedule, Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM, dependent on rotation. Scheduling will be flexible if the VALOR scholar is invited to continue interning during the academic year, which may include evening or weekend shifts.


  • Current 2nd year pharmacy students enrolled in an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in professional curriculum
  • United States citizens
  • Meet physical examination standards at the time of entry
  • Ability to complete a minimum of 400 internship hours the summer after 2nd professional year
    • Appointment on a part-time basis may be extended during the 3rd professional year
  • Students are ineligible to apply if:
    • The student has a service obligation to any Federal, State, or private institution
    • The student receives a Federal scholarship that incurs a service obligation


National Cancer Institute

Internship Details: The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) offers a paid (stipend based on academic level) summer research internship for students interested in exploring careers in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, and genetics. The program is open to high school, college, post-baccalaureate masters-level students, and graduate students, including medical and dental students. Successful applicants join the Division for at least 8 weeks between May and September. A typical summer internship lasts 8 to 10 weeks with a minimum requirement of 8 weeks. There is some flexibility depending on the student’s schedule. Under the supervision of a Division researcher, summer interns conduct research in selected areas of epidemiologic or genetic investigation. Interns are encouraged to attend lectures offered under the NIH Summer Seminar Series, participate in DCEG meetings and seminars, attend formal NIH lectures and symposia, and participate in the NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day and the DCEG Poster Day. 

Requirements: The Summer Internship Program is for students who are sixteen years of age or older by June 15. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who are enrolled in (or accepted to) high school, college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students.  The application process begins in mid-November and ends on March 1st.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship

Internship Details: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.  Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

Requirements: The Summer Internship Program is for students who are sixteen years of age or older by June 15. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens may apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply. Permanent residents must be enrolled in or have been accepted into a high school or an accredited institution or higher education in the U.S. to be eligible.