IPA Executive Internship

The Iowa Pharmacy Association Foundation Max W. Eggleston Executive Internship in Association Management is a twelve-week program held each year during the summer months in the office of the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) in Des Moines, Iowa. 
  • To provide student pharmacists with an educational experience in professional association management.
  • To provide student pharmacists with a broad exposure to the professional and educational issues confronting the profession of pharmacy.
  • To support the IPA Foundation through projects related to pharmacy leadership and innovative practice research. 
Selection of the Applicant
Applicants should submit their online application along with a current resume and a writing example to IPA at ipa@iarx.org by March 1.
Selection of the applicant shall be the responsibility of a committee composed of the executive staff of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. Candidates may be asked to interview for the position. The announcement of the final selection will be made before April 1 each year. To view of a list of past Executive Interns, click here.
During the first two weeks of the internship, the intern will be asked to select a major project for completion throughout the summer. This will be completed in addition to a variety of routine internship projects and responsibilities related to advancing the strategic plan and mission of IPA and the IPA Foundation throughout the twelve-week period.
The executive internship shall be conducted for a twelve-week period of time during the summer months. During that period, the intern will receive educational instruction in each of the Association’s headquarters staff divisions as follows:
  • Public Affairs and Business Development
  • Professional and Educational Affairs
  • Organizational and Administrative Affairs
  • Membership Development
  • Communications and Marketing
  • IPA Foundation
Meeting Attendance
In addition to receiving instruction and experience in the areas listed above, the intern will attend and actively participate in all meetings of the Association’s committees, task forces, board of directors, staff, etc. The intern will also attend IPA Foundation board meetings, legislative committee hearings, Board of Pharmacy meetings, and other meetings related to pharmacy activities.
A competitive stipend for the internship program is provided through IPA and the IPA Foundation.
Contact Emmeline Paintsil at epaintsil@iarx.org or (515) 270-0713 with any questions about this opportunity.

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