Our internships and student programs are more than a great way to get a feel for the Walgreens environment. They're the types of experiences that you simply won't get in the classroom. No matter your discipline, each day will give you a better working knowledge of your field and valuable insights. It's an education you can take with you – regardless of where your future leads. And it begins on day one with engaging projects, mentoring, and the kinds of opportunities that allow you to make an impact.
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Support Center Internships and Programs
Walgreens has something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. Anywhere you go, you'll find supportive co-workers, a positive environment and the tools you need to pursue your interests, grow your skills and advance your career. The goal of our internship program is to potentially develop and retain the best talent by converting top performing interns into associates of the entry level rotational programs in the areas of finance or merchandising.
Interns experience life at Walgreens in a hands-on environment like no other. We encourage students to provide fresh ideas and a different outlook. That's why our 10-week internships make you part of the action from the first day. And that's why we include challenging business projects that drive department goals and objectives as part of the experience. Our goal is to help you hone your skills at one of the best-known names in healthcare and retail.
You’ll have mentors, attend valuable information sessions, visit a state-of-the-art distribution center and one of our signature flagship retail store locations. Not to mention, you’ll have a lot of fun, with frequent social events to allow you to network and learn from team members and fellow interns in a variety of divisions. Our corporate internship will not only give you a window into working at Walgreens, but also the kind of real-world knowledge that you can take with you wherever you go.
In addition to the opportunities listed below, internships are also available sporadically in our other corporate groups:
Supply Chain Internship
Our supply chain division offers opportunities for both currently enrolled students, as well as, new grads through our support center internship program, and the Supply Chain Analyst Rotational Program. Here you’ll gain hands-on knowledge and experience in a variety of areas, and learn first-hand from a retail industry leader!
Our innovative supply chain model sets the industry standard and it enables our company to increase sales while keeping inventories low. As an intern or a rotational program analyst, you’ll gain valuable experience and knowledge to kick-start your career.
Finance & Accounting Development Program
Each member of our Finance and Accounting departments knows that their role goes well beyond simply reporting the numbers. They are responsible for the financial health of a multi-billion dollar organization, and play an important role in upholding Walgreens high ethical standards and business practices. Ultimately, the work these team members do to keep the company financially sound will improve the lives of our customers, our team members and our shareholders.
Our development programs are among the many types of opportunities within Finance and Accounting. Our Finance Development Program and Accounting Development Program offers new college graduates a two-year, high-visibility, entry-level rotational program. This experience includes extensive training and mentoring to develop well-rounded future business leaders. These programs are made up of four 6-month rotations within the Finance and Accounting divisions, including, but not limited to:
- Business Unit Finance (Pharmacy, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain)
- Strategic Initiatives
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Financial Planning and Analysis
- Internal Audit
- Accounting (Corporate Accounting, Retail, Specialized Businesses, and Shared Services)
- Special Projects
Each rotation will allow you to learn new skills, gain concentrated expertise and positively contribute to our business. By the end of these programs, associates will have developed technical skills, leadership competencies, and organizational knowledge while fostering business relationships with peers, mentors and senior management. Upon completion of the 24-month programs, associates will be placed into targeted senior analyst roles within the organization.
Upon completion of the 24-month rotational program, associates will be placed into targeted senior staff analyst roles within the organization.
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Marketing and Merchandising Internship Program (MMIP)
Our Walgreens Merchandising and Marketing team members are responsible for managing revenue and overall profits and losses for non-Pharmacy product categories. Merchants and partnership teams (including merchandise planning, insights, finance, supply chain, marketing, and digital) develop the customer centric strategic plan for each category. They manage their ongoing business through insight-led decision making, assortment optimization, category marketing, visual merchandising, and vendor management to optimize return. Working with diverse suppliers, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of different consumer mindsets and the ability to spot trends before they hit the mainstream. Your talents will ensure that customers across the country have access to the necessities that make their lives healthier and feel better.
This is a 10 week paid summer internship program, at our corporate headquarters in Deerfield, IL.
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Merchandising and Marketing Development Program (MMDPAs)
The Merchandising & Marketing Development Program (MMDPA) is designed to develop well-rounded, high performing future merchandising and marketing leaders with the ability and acquired insight to eventually be the future leaders of Walgreens Merchandising & Marketing businesses. Through four six-month rotations in key merchandising, category management, customer insights, merchandise planning, visual merchandising, and more, you’ll build a tool set to help accelerate your career. Merchandising & Marketing Development Program Analysts receive on-boarding training and continuous education and support throughout the program.
Upon successful completion of the Merchandising & Marketing Development Program (MMDPA), you’ll have the opportunity to pursue open opportunities such as senior analysts in our customer insights division or assistant category managers, and continue to build the skills necessary to grow your career in our Merchandising & Marketing teams and other related divisions.
This is a full immersion in distribution logistics where you'll learn one of the most sophisticated supply chain processes in the nation. Your experience will take you to each department and through every process, as you work side-by-side with experienced managers. We'll help you apply your educational background to real-world situations, sharpening your skill sets. We offer on-the-job training within a robust, defined program, surrounded by state-of-the-art technology and guided by an industry-leading vision. It's your chance to have a real impact in our distribution centers.
Human Resources Internships
As a Human Resources intern, you'll have the opportunity to participate in HR areas ranging from recruitment, benefits, and training, to safety and employee relations. You'll do all this in one of the most sophisticated supply chain environments in the nation. It's a hands-on experience and a unique window into Human Resources within our Distribution division. It's also the chance to gain valuable real-world knowledge that translates into any career path you choose – not to mention the launch pad that many of our now full-time team members enjoyed.
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Retail Management Internships
Our step-by-step Community Management Internship Program equips you to become a Walgreens store manager in one of the most exciting and fast-paced retail environments in the nation. You'll work with experienced store managers on everything from operations and management responsibilities to merchandising and advertising. And at the end of 10 weeks, you'll have the real-world experience you need to succeed in the Walgreens retail environment and beyond.
To learn more about our Community Management Internships, click here.
Walgreens has something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. Anywhere you go, you'll find supportive co-workers, a positive environment and the tools you need to pursue your interests, grow your skills and advance your career. Click the drop downs below to learn more about the Pharmacy Internships we offer.
Check out this video of what it is like to be a retail pharmacist.
Community Pharmacy Internship
Walgreens pharmacists are out from behind their counters consulting with patients and building long-term trust and relationships. One of Walgreens most exciting paths to becoming a pharmacy professional is our internship program. This program will provide you with varying levels of information based on your year in professional pharmacy school ranging from prescription medications to herbal products, disease state information to pharmacy laws and ethics. If you're looking for exposure in the field and learning opportunities in highly collaborative environment dedicated to overall patient wellness, this is the ideal opportunity for you
Corporate Pharmacy Intern Program
Walgreens has been evolving along with the pharmacy profession for over 110 years, so we know what it takes to stay ahead of current trends. The Walgreens Pharmacy Corporate Internship Program gives student pharmacists the opportunity to enhance their educational experience with a corporate perspective of pharmacy practice and learn what it takes to be an innovator in the industry.
Corporate interns experience life at Walgreens in a hands-on environment like no other. We encourage students to provide fresh ideas and a different outlook. That's why our 12-week internship program will make you part of the action from the first day. And that's why we include challenging business projects that drive department goals and objectives as part of the experience. Our goal is to help you hone your skills at one of the best-known names in healthcare and retail.
You'll have mentors, attend valuable information sessions, visit a distribution center and a flagship retail store location. Not to mention, you'll have a lot of fun, with frequent social events to allow you to network and learn from team members and fellow interns in a variety of divisions. Our corporate internship will not only give you a window into working at Walgreens, but also the kind of real-world knowledge that you can take with you wherever you go.
Selected students will spend 12 learning-packed weeks at the Walgreens corporate headquarters, located in Deerfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago. To be eligible, pharmacy students must be entering their last two professional years of school. Successful candidates should demonstrate leadership skills and be interested in community pharmacy practice.
Pharmacy Education Assistance Programs
At Walgreens, we go to great lengths to hire and support the best and the brightest pharmacists in the field. Our programs are designed to help give you the financial assistance you need through the two years of pre-pharmacy coursework, as well as the four years of study devoted specifically to pharmacy in an accredited pharmacy school. Learn more now.
Pharmacy Technician Externship Program
Walgreens recognizes that this critical position is challenging, which is why we offer early training through our pharmacy technician training program. This program, which exists through partnerships with educational institutions, gives students first-hand experience with the duties of a pharmacy technician and your responsibilities to your patients and their wellness. You'll be exposed to our cutting-edge pharmacy technology and trained by the best pharmacists in the industry.
Pharmacy Technician Students
If you're currently enrolled in a pharmacy technician training program and are interested in completing an externship at Walgreens, please contact your school's program director for more information.
If you're an administrator of a pharmacy technician training program and are interested in providing externship experiences for students, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected with your local Walgreens representative.
Pharmacy Technician Job Shadow
High school students can gain Walgreens pharmacy experience through our Job Shadow program. You'll observe the day-to-day operations of a pharmacy, see first-hand some of the most advanced retail pharmacy technology in the nation, and learn about our nationally accredited pharmacy technician training program. It's an opportunity to learn about our unrivaled commitment to the wellness of our customers and patients.
For more information on job shadowing, please contact your local Walgreens Pharmacy.
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