Did you know ASCP student e-membership is FREE? Yes, students can access member benefits online, including the journal, practice resource centers, webinars, and the career center. After you join the society, you can also join a student chapter near you.
California Northstate College of Pharmacy
Campbell University, North Carolina
Chicago State University
Howard University, Washington DC
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Pennsylvania
Long Island University, New York
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston Campus
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Worcester Campus
Mercer University Southern, Georgia
Midwestern University, Chicago
Nova Southeastern University, Florida
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Roseman University of Health Sciences
South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
St. John Fisher College - Wegmans School of Pharmacy
St. John's University
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Touro College of Pharmacy
University of Arizona
University of Buffalo
University of California, San Diego
University of Charleston, West Virginia
University of Cincinnati Pharmacy School
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Georgia University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
University of Minnesota
University of Oklahoma
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University of Southern California
University of the Pacific, California
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia
University of Utah
University of Washington
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Washington State University
Western New England University
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The Paul G. Cano Legislative Internship for Pharmacy Students
Do you know how future developments in Medicare, Medicaid, controlled substance regulation, and other federal and state health care laws and policies will affect your pharmacy practice? Want to educate policymakers and help pharmacists make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and in regulatory agencies?
With new federal and state legislation and regulations governing every aspect of pharmacy practice, it is more critical than ever for pharmacists to stay informed of policy developments in Washington, DC, and around the country. In memory of Paul G. Cano, ASCP’s former Director of Government Affairs, ASCP has maintained a legislative internship position since 1993. This internship offers pharmacy students experience and training in legislative and regulatory advocacy on a federal level, and a chance to see first-hand how politics shape pharmacists’ practice across the nation. Job duties and opportunities include:
Attending congressional hearings
Researching and analyzing issues that affect pharmacists nationwide
Meeting with federal regulatory agencies and national coalitions
Monitoring changes in legislation and regulations
Attending networking events with ASCP staff
The internship term runs for eight weeks, from early June through early August, with flexible start and end dates. The candidate we select will receive a stipend for this internship (more information will be provided during the interview process).
To qualify for the internship, applicants must be a current pharmacy student enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy with an exceptional academic record. Applicants should have a strong interest in legislative and regulatory affairs. Preference is given to those applicants who have actively participated in one or more professional associations and who possess excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
A one-page letter describing how the Cano internship fits in with your professional and academic goals
A resume or CV
Two letters of recommendation
Successful candidates will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated academic achievement, and an interest in regulatory affairs and legislation. Candidates who best match ASCP’s needs will be interviewed by telephone or in person.
Consideration of application materials will begin on January 15th every year but all materials must be received by the final deadline of February 20th.