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11/14/2002

ASHP Offers Editorial Internship

Kate Traynor

The George P. Provost Editorial Internship provides a special learning experience for pharmacy school graduates who have a flair for words and a desire to sample life outside of traditional pharmacy practice settings.

The six-month program, held at ASHP headquarters in Bethesda, Md., provides the intern with hands-on experience in pharmaceutical publishing, plus a stipend and a benefits package. The Provost intern rotates among seven areas with ASHP: general pharmaceutical publishing, the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP), AHFS Drug Information, the ASHP News Center, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Special Publishing, and World Wide Web Communications.

AJHP Editor C. Richard Talley said that the ultimate goal of ASHP sponsoring the internship is "to create better publications in pharmacy."

Talley described the Provost internship as an opportunity for a student "who is curious about interesting and unusual careers in pharmacy" or wants to learn about working for a professional association.

Deena Said, Pharm.D., ASHP's current Provost intern, said the biggest benefits she has reaped from her time at ASHP are mentors and "the exposure to all of the different areas of publishing."

"It's made me definitely want to keep medical writing and editing as part of my future," she said.

More information about the internship can be found at the ASHP Web site. To set up an interview for the position during the Midyear Clinical Meeting, contact C. Richard Talley through the Personnel Placement Service or by leaving a private note at the Message Center (in the Registration Area).