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🚀 Internship

Pharmacist Intern STARS

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • The candidate must be currently enrolled in a Doctor of Pharmacy program, have active licensure as a pharmacist intern, and be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. Preferred qualifications include a high GPA, knowledge of medical and pharmacy terminology, strong communication and analytical skills, and an interest in quality improvement and managed care.
  • The candidate will perform telephonic member outreach, conduct medication and disease state discussions, collaborate with healthcare professionals, evaluate adherence data, and ensure compliance with regulations and HIPAA standards as a Pharmacist Intern at UnitedHealthcare.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Internships at UnitedHealth Group. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that’s dramatically shaping our entire health care system. UnitedHealth Group internship opportunities will provide a hands-on view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. You’ll work side by side with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter. So here we are. You have a lot to learn. We have a lot to do. It’s the perfect storm. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 
  • For your internship, you’ll be placed within one of our pharmacy business lines to perform professional duties and responsibilities associated with the practice of pharmacy. Duties are designed to develop knowledge base and competency level while performing pharmacy functions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist


  • Currently enrolled in a Doctor of Pharmacy program, with first year completed before start of internship
  • Active Licensure as a pharmacist intern in state of employment before start of internship
  • Candidate must be able to work a hybrid schedule in the aligned office location
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization (F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered)
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Knowledge of medical and pharmacy terminology
  • Proven solid oral and written communication skills
  • Proven adequate mathematical, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Proven interest in quality improvement, population health, and/or managed care

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Perform telephonic member outreach and document telephonic interaction outcomes using appropriate note templates
  • Follow standard operating procedures and utilize required scripting
  • Deliver member outreach using a motivational interviewing style of communication
  • Perform medication and disease state clinical discussions to improve health outcomes
  • Use active and reflective listening to identify medication adherence barriers and develop personalized action plans
  • Utilize electronic work applications/programs i.e. (Microsoft Office 360 applications, Genesys call application, ICUE, RxClaims)
  • Conduct personalized assessments for medication gaps in care
  • Collaborate with clinical pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, providers, nurses, and other healthcare professionals across the healthcare industry
  • Perform applicable back-end work via provider and/or pharmacy engagement for prescription claims
  • Evaluate adherence data to identify trends and opportunities
  • Consistently exhibit behavior and communication skills that demonstrate the company’s commitment to superior customer service, including quality care and concern with internal and external customers
  • Adhere to having a safe and secure workspace and communicate with their leadership when that safety (equipment, system, information) is compromised
  • Comply with policies, rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Pharmacy, and other applicable regulatory bodies
  • Use, protect, and disclose patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Eligible to contribute to a 401k savings plan.
  • Laptop and equipment provided by the organization.
  • Opportunity to attend UnitedHealth Group’s 3-day Early Careers Internship Experience at the corporate office in Minnesota.
  • Full-time offer or returning internship offer possibilities for high performers.
  • Access to a network of hundreds of interns and leaders throughout the organization.