FLINT, Mich. – May 23, 2016 – The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy kicks off annual Fellowship and Internship summer programs.  

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today the start of the third annual Fellowship and Internship programs. The hands-on learning experience is a 12-week summer program, May 23–Aug. 12.

The full-time, paid Fellowship and Internship programs bring participants to Flint, Michigan. Fellows and interns are provided optional housing free of charge through Diplomat in downtown Flint at the Riverfront Residence Hall to foster communication and collaboration among the separate programs.

The programs bring together students for a unique summer immersion designed to help interns and Fellows gain valuable professional practice offered through hands-on experience, community introductions, alumni connections and group housing.

“We are extremely excited for the launch of the Fellowship and internship summer programs,” said Diplomat CEO and Chairman Phil Hagerman. “The innovative programs provide Fellows and interns a truly immersive urban experience, including the provision of housing in downtown Flint to spur and inspire social innovation among participants.”

Fellowship Program 

The Fellowship allows students to take on an important social challenge and launch a project to help solve it. The program encourages students who are interested in research related to their concentration to pursue their studies over the course of the summer while developing professional experience in the workplace.

Fellows for the 2016 cohort will be coming to Flint from universities across the country including Spelman College, Cornell, Duke, Emory and New York University in addition to in-state institutions Michigan State University, Northwood University and the University of Michigan.

The Fellow’s areas of interest include: youth literacy, access to healthy foods, neighborhood revitalization, mentorship programs, public health, the disability labor law and environmental sustainability and research

The Fellowship is an extra-curricular program for which Fellows do not gain course credit. However, a certificate of achievement will be provided.

Internship Program

This summer, Diplomat has expanded its Internship Program to 34 participants.

Internship positions have been filled in the following departments:

  • Clinical Services
  • Corporate Services
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Education and Quality
  • Finance
  • Hospital Specialty Programs
  • Human Resources
  • Industry Relations
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Pharmacy
  • Marketing
  • Retail Specialty Network
  • Sales

The Internship Program is designed to give students an opportunity to connect with leaders and further networking exposure. Interns are in positions to make an impact through the work they do within a department, based on their skills and career goals.

To learn more about Diplomat, visit  www.diplomat.is 

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About Diplomat

Diplomat (NYSE: DPLO) serves patients and physicians in all 50 states. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: “Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place.” Today, that tradition continues—always focused on improving patient care and clinical adherence. For more information visit www.diplomat.is. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.


Kali Lucas, Public Relations Coordinator
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