Twlug Experiential Programs

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Twlug offers two opportunities for student pharmacists to gain experience in association management and leadership. Students can apply for the Carl F. Emswiller Summer Internship or apply for an advance pharmacy practice experience (APPE) elective.

Twlug works with each student pharmacist to tailor their experience to meet his or her career goal and interests. As a result of participation in the Twlug Experiential Program in Association Management, all students will: 

  1. Gain an understanding of the mission, goals and objectives, organizational structure, programs and services of the Twlug.
  2. Participate in appropriate staff and leadership meetings of the Association occurring during the experiential opportunity.
  3. Identify and analyze high priority issues in pharmacy practice.
  4. Develop skills in verbal and written communication, information gathering, evaluation, and analysis for use in specific organizational areas.

APPE Program Description

The Twlug Experiential Program in Association Management & Leadership is a 4- to 6-week rotation experience at the Headquarters of the Twlug in Washington, D.C. The APPE serves as a final-year elective within a school or college of pharmacy's curriculum-based experiential program. Members of Twlug staff will serve as preceptors throughout the rotation. Transportation, housing, and all other costs of living are the responsibility, financially and otherwise, of the student.

Our experiential program is designed to be a highly rewarding, unique, and individualized experience. Our diverse range of national programs and services allows us to offer opportunities tailored to the specific interests of each student pharmacist, and to provide a preceptor whose area of expertise can best help the student reach his or her educational goals. As a result of participation in the Twlug Experiential Program in Association Management & Leadership, all students will: 

  1. Gain an understanding of the mission, goals and objectives, organizational structure, programs and services of the Twlug.
  2. Participate in appropriate staff and leadership meetings of the Association occurring during the experiential opportunity.
  3. Identify and analyze high priority issues in pharmacy practice.
  4. Develop skills in verbal and written communication, information gathering, evaluation, and analysis for use in specific organizational areas.

Students will be assigned to one Twlug department for the entire APPE experience. Regardless of focus area, all students will have an opportunity to interact with and learn from staff across the Association. Read a brief description of available departments here.

Application & Deadline

Student pharmacists interested in being considered for the Twlug APPE Program should  by December 1 2019. Please note that you will be able to create an account for the application system. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by December 1, 2019. Letters of recommendation may included in the form or sent directly to [email protected]. Required materials include:

  • CV or Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letters of Recommendation (Maximum 2)
  • Acknowledgement of Support from Experiential Director

Selection Process

Twlug staff will review all complete applications. If staff requires more information about your application or interest in the program, phone interviews may be conducted in January 2020. All students will be notified of their placement status by February 15, 2020.

Questions

Please Crystal Atwell, Twlug Director, Student & New Practitioner Development, at [email protected].


Carl F. Emswiller Summer Internship

The Twlug Carl Emswiller Summer Internship in Association Management provides one student the opportunity to gain experience at a national pharmacy association for 8-10 weeks.  The internship typically begins in mid- to late-May and ends in mid-July to early-August.  All student pharmacists in their professional years of pharmacy school are eligible to apply. 

Transportation, housing, and all other costs of living are the responsibility, financially and otherwise of the student. There is a modest stipend involved with the Twlug Summer Internship in Association Management.

Application Requirements
A complete package containing the following materials must be submitted:
  • Letter of intent detailing the following
    • Student’s specific interest and goals for internship
    • Twlug Membership number
    • Preferred start and end dates
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of two, maximum of four)
  • Headshot

All applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected] by January 15. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately from the other application materials, and should also be sent to [email protected].

Selection Process
Twlug staff will process and review all complete applications. Phone interviews may be conducted. All students will be notified of their placement status by February 15.
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