Pharmaceutical Sciences 197: Professional Internship
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM GUIDELINES
These guidelines explain the Pharm Sci Professional Internship Program application process. If you have additional questions, please address them to a counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to enhance the overall undergraduate learning experience for Pharmaceutical Sciences students, the department has created a unique Summer Internship program for its students that are seeking to gain real-world experience while working in an internship. What makes this program special is that the department has established a set number of internship positions with well-know pharmaceutical and regulatory affairs organizations in the Irvine area. Interested students will need to submit an application to the Pharmaceutical Sciences department to be eligible to participate. Due to limited space, those students that are accepted into the program will be placed in one of the available internship positions for the current quarter. As part of the program, students will also be required to enroll in PharmSci 197, which is a course designed to facilitate the internship experience and ensure a positive learning experience.
The purpose of this program is to give students a first-hand experience in the field they are interested in pursuing as a career and determine if there is a proper fit between the requirements and career objectives. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their professional work habits, improve their interpersonal skills, and begin networking with working professionals to prepare for a smooth transition into full-time employment.
The workload for a 4-unit internship is typically 10 hours per week, but may vary depending on your site placement. You will be expected to work for a 10-week period (10-Week Summer Sesion). In addition to your work as an intern, you are required to enroll in PharmSci 197 and complete all required course work to receive a Passing grade. This additional work includes a 3-page report on your internship experience. The report should include both details of the duties you performed as an intern, as well as a discussion of the ways in which your education within the Pharmaceutical Sciences major can be related to aspects of your internship experience. In addition, you are required to attend all three scheduled seminars, give a short presentation on your experience, submit an approved timesheet , and submit a final evaluation to be completed by your supervisor.
If you are placed in an internship, you MUST enroll in PharmSci 197 for the 10-Week Summer Session. Information regarding enrollment in Pharm Sci 197 will be provided after you have been accepted into the program.
*Available internship positions and sites may change throughout the 2012-2013 Acadmeic Year. Please continue to check this website for updates.
Title: Intern/Special Assistant to Compliance Officer
Number of Positions: 2
Description: Learn about the inner workings of the FDA by assisting a Compliance Officer in processing of complex actions as assigned. Duties may include processing part of a many-faceted action or researching investigation, analytical, or other pertinent data, laws, or regulations.
Location: FDA, Office of Regulatory Affairs in Irvine, CA
Title: Laboratory or Administrative Intern
Number of Positions: 6
Description: Administrative duties include: collecting and entering data in various databases, assisting with preparation for training and employee development programs, and routine office duties including copying, mailing, filing and answering the phone. Laboratory duties include: performing analytical testing using lab instruments in Analytical Development, Microbiology, Microbiology, Product Development and Manufacturing departments.
Location: Irvine, CA