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Pharmacy Student Internship with RPS Education and Professional Development

We have an exciting opportunity for a pharmacy student to gain experience within our Education and Professional Development team for two weeks from Monday 13 July until Friday 24 July 2020.

You will gain a good insight into pharmacy, the profession and practice, and learn about how we support you, students, and our members across all sectors of practice and career stages. 

This internship is not paid, but we will cover reasonable travel expenses. 

During your internship you will:
  • Gain a better understanding of how we support pharmacists and our members
  • Learn about the work of our Education and Professional Development team and other teams
  • Input into day-to-day activities
  • Work on a small project 
  • Build confidence and gain new skills to apply to your studies and future roles.
You should meet the following criteria:
  • Be a 2nd or 3rd year pharmacy student undertaking an MPharm programme within GB
  • Be a student member of RPS*
  • Possess good teamwork, organisational and communication skills
  • Possess good IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

*Membership is free for MPharm degree students across Great Britain.

How to apply

Send your CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria, with your answer to the question below to: [email protected]

What do you hope to gain from the RPS internship and what skills would you like to develop? (max 300 words)

Closing date: Monday 9 March 2020

Proposed interview dates:  Monday 23 or Tuesday 24 March 2020

Job Description

Pharmacy Student Internship, Education and Professional Development, (Fixed Term: 13-24 July 2020)

Location: 66-68 East Smithfield, London, E1W 1AW

Reports to: Education and Professional Development Manager

Who we are

We are the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in England, Scotland and Wales.

What we do

We are champions of the profession, and internationally renowned publishers of medicines information.

We promote pharmacy in the media and government, lead the way in medicines research and information, and support pharmacists in education and development.

Together, we are pharmacy.

Job purpose

To support the work of the Education and Professional Development Directorate at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. To gain insights into the work of the Society and how the work of the Society supports students.  

Role and responsibilities
  • Learn about the vision, mission and role of the RPS, and how we support pharmacists and members
  • Learn about the work of the Education and Professional Development team and how we support pharmacy students
  • Learn about the work of wider RPS teams, including events, marketing, professional support, publishing, and science and research.
  • Input into day to day activities of the Education and Professional Development team
  • Work on a small Education and Professional Development project 
  • Deliver a short presentation to senior colleagues
  • Attend and participate in any relevant team meetings
  • Provide ideas to the RPS on how we can improve our support for students
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good organisational skills 
  • Good IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Flexible and willing to be involved in new tasks and activities.

What's it like to work for the RPS?

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We endeavour to nurture an environment in which our employees feel included, valued and able to achieve great things. The broad range of activities in the RPS is celebrated in our rich culture of collaboration.

Our Mission

We put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare.

Our Vision

To be the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.

Our Behaviours

Be inspiring. Be empathetic. Be relevant.

Paid employee benefits

Our employees have access to a contributory pension scheme, flexible working, childcare vouchers, gym membership discounts, season ticket loans, a subsidised staff restaurant, a Ride2Work scheme, free flu vaccinations, a monthly fruit day and for the occasional lunchtime treat, we have discounts at local restaurants.  Our wellbeing team run a range of activities including onsite pilates classes and a running club.

Your professional development

If we can help you achieve your ambitions, you will be helping us achieve ours. When you join the RPS as a paid employee you’ll find professional growth is encouraged.  Whether you are looking for the tools to enable your next career step, brushing up on your IT skills or would like to learn a different way of working, we will support you on your journey.

Our offices

66ES

London

Our striking, and well-loved, London HQ opened in summer 2015. 

66 East Smithfield is a great location next to St Katharine Docks, and a short walk from the iconic Tower Bridge. 

44 MS637104508599609280

Edinburgh

Our Scottish office is located in Edinburgh's New Town.

As well as having good transport links, it is just a short walk away from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens.

Cardiff

Welsh office outdoor

Our Welsh office is situated in the thriving Cardiff Gate International Business Park. 

We are within easy reach of rail links at Cardiff and Newport, and Cardiff Bus service connects the surrounding residential areas. 

Representing a recruitment agency?

Only agencies on our preferred supplier list (PSL) can provide us with CVs requested by our in-house recruitment team. Consequently we aren’t in a position to accept any speculative CVs from agencies who aren’t on our PSL.