Students should check with local hospitals/health systems in their local areas for summer work/ internship opportunities.  Several national health systems offer structured internship opportunities:

Froedtert Health, Wisconsin

Internship Details: Pharmacy Internship professionals here are instrumental in treating some of the most complex medical cases in the area. They also thrive in a “National Top Workplace” known for collaboration and innovation.  Job Summary: Following established policies and procedures, Pharmacy Intern 1 performs technical, distributive, and administrative duties. This individual receives, sorts, compounds, processes and prepares medication orders under the supervision of a pharmacist. Other duties as assigned.


    • Student must be accepted to an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy program or enrolled in their first year of a doctor of pharmacy program at an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy.
    • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required within 90 days of hire.


Johns Hopkins Pharmacy Internship Program

Internship Details: The Johns Hopkins Pharmacy Internship Program was established to provide pharmacy students with a structured learning experience intended to provide a comprehensive exposure to hospital and health system pharmacy practice. Approximately 15-19 students are hired for the summer at one of our locations—the main, East Baltimore campus, the Bayview Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group headquarters, or the Howard County outpatient pharmacy. Based on their assigned location, student interns may require a vehicle for transportation. The start date and completion date for each student intern varies based on the academic calendar for their respective College of Pharmacy. However, the latest start date is the first week of June. Student interns typically work 40 hours per week and scheduled hours are determined by the preceptor. The internship program is structured to provide experiences that supplement formal didactic training. The program supports and guides the student intern while allowing them to progress at their own pace, based upon their experiences and interests.  Unlike academic programs, no grade is given although meetings are scheduled with preceptors to discuss their progress to assure value for the student intern and the Department of Pharmacy. The intern’s enthusiasm and interest in the program will, in part, determine the value of their experience.


  • Must be enrolled in a Doctorate of Pharmacy program in a College of Pharmacy that is ACPE accredited or seeking accreditation. Use link to check the status of your school
  • Must have completed 1 year of professional pharmacy education (i.e. you must be IN your 2nd year in a 4 year program or 4th year in a 6 year program) when applying
  • Licensed and/or international pharmacists will not be considered for this program.


Mayo Clinic

Internship Details: The 10-week summer intern program at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester is a comprehensive, educational pharmacy internship that offers in-depth exposure to pharmaceutical services to help you further explore pharmacy as your future career.  The program is designed to allow interns to:

  • Gain hands-on knowledge of pharmacy operations in either the inpatient or outpatient environment
  • Experience the role of the clinical pharmacist through participation in mini-rotations throughout multiple specialty areas
  • Apply and enhance knowledge gained in the academic setting
  • Engage in activities, including journal club, with current residents
  • Attend a professional development seminar series designed specifically for students
  • Strengthen your presentation skills through the preparation of a formal presentation to your colleagues
  • Shadow practicing pharmacists in areas of interest

Requirements: Currently enrolled in your first or second year of a Doctor of Pharmacy program within the United States that is either accredited or seeking accreditation. If accepted into the internship, you will be required to attain registration with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as an intern before the program begins.