Call for FIPEd Intern

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of 137 national organisations
of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. Through its member organisations, FIP represents three million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from all over the world, with the mission to advance pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy education through advocacy and leadership. 

This is accomplished through the initiatives of those who work for FIP and through prestigious partnerships with other leading, global organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNESCO. 

FIPEd Team

The FIPEd Team encompasses to FIP staff members, the FIPEd Coordinator based in The Hague, Netherlands and the FIPEd Project Coordinator and Researcher, based in Lisbon, Portugal. Moreover, almost 70 volunteers worldwide contribute for the development and implementation of FIPEd projects, programmes and initiatives.

Internship Details

The intern is expected to be based in The Hague, The Netherlands, for a minimum period of 3 months (flexible), ideally from 15 September to 15 December 2016.

This internship will be subject to an agreement between the student, the university and FIP.

With regards to visiting students and interns, FIP believes that the experience should be mutually beneficial for both parties on professional, social and cultural levels. The success of an internship is dependent on both the contribution that the visiting student makes on FIP work as well as the educational value the student may take away from spending time at the FIP office and in The Netherlands.

Expectations are that the student is motivated, enthusiastic and willing to take on new tasks and challenges both within and outside a certain portfolio. In turn, FIP is dedicated to ensuring the best possible learning experience for the student during the time in The Hague.  According to the Dutch law, FIP is unable to provide a salary to the intern however, a compensation will be provided to partly compensate travel, food and housing costs.

General Duties


The intern will be expected to support Ms. Joana Carrasqueira (FIPEd Coordinator) and Dr. Andreia Bruno (FIPEd Project Coordinator and Researcher) in managing the overall Education Initiative, focusing on the following aspects:


-          The intern should gather information and monitor, in close collaboration with the FIPEd Coordinator, relevant indicators on the progress and impact of the FIPEd Action Plan through various forms of media and contact with stakeholders.


-          Facilitate and organize data collection in related Education-research projects and maintain databases.


-          Liaise with relevant groups and individuals to organise meetings and teleconferences, disseminate information, and provide administrative support to the Education department.


-          Keep up to date internal monitoring plans and take minutes. The intern will also provide administrative support in the follow up actions of the FIP Congress in Buenos Aires.


-          Edit and update the “World List of Pharmacy Schools” website, and the AIM Website, and prepare ICT-based materials.


-          Develop a project plan, gathering background information, using planning and monitoring tolls, focusing on low resources countries. Work on midterm progress reports according to the activities of the Centre of Excellence for Africa.


-          Assist in the development of materials for the Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education in collaboration with the FIPEd Coordinator and the Marketing Manager.




Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will be able to:


-          Explain the “Needs based education development model” advocated by FIPEd in a global context.

-          Distinguish different education systems according the local needs of a country and how to perform a needs assessment with relevant stakeholders: Focus in low income countries.

-          Describe the different components in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education to promote workforce development: Undergraduate and post graduate education, Continuing professional development and Specializations in Pharmacy.

-          Explain different research methodologies according the scope of a project: Formal, Non- formal, Qualitative and Quantitative. 

-          Develop and coordinate a project plan with project management tolls and templates: Planning, Monitoring and Budgeting.


Personal profile


The applicant should have the following skills:


-          Excellent command of English, both writing and speaking skills;

-          Able to multitask and work on different projects and activities in virtual teams, coordinating a diverse portfolio and deadlines;

-          Have excellent administrative and organisational skills and be able to work proactively and efficiently;

-          Eager to learn, creative and problem solver;

-          Knowledgeable in international health policies and national education systems;

-          Previous experience in developing/ coordinating project plans and/ or events;

-          Familiar with research methodologies and previous experience in data analysis (desirable);

-          Previous experience in Students Associations (desirable);

The intern has to be a pharmacy or a pharmaceutical sciences student at the time of the internship.


Kindly send your CV (maximum 1 page) and a Motivation Letter to Ms. Joana Carrasqueira, FIPEd Coordinator at by 15 July 2016.


For more information or questions regarding the internship please contact Ms. Joana Carrasqueira, FIPEd Coordinator at