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Best Practices Interns

Best Practices, LLC was founded in 1992 by a group of service professionals with roots at the Harvard Business School. By working to help improve pharmaceutical and healthcare companies all across the world, we pride ourselves on reaching people. We strive to have our work create an impact to not only improve, but also save lives. Our dedicated team of interns offer our executives support in implementing effective benchmarking strategies across functions, industries and geographies.

  • Best Practices Interns (current and alumni)
  • Life at Our Company
  • What BP Can Do For You
  • Intern Role

Best Practices Interns (current and alumni)

A Day in the Life at Our Company

Best Practices Corporate Premises


In this unpaid internship program, Best Practices, LLC will provide you a very diverse work experience, with specializations in pharmaceutical research, marketing, or even a combination of both. At BP, every day is different. While some might entail a very proactive work style such as social media analysis and management or website design, others may consist of more directionally defined projects.

What I have really appreciated about my experience here has been just how dynamic the work day is. In the same day I can write an E-marketing report, manage social media accounts, and also help conduct research necessary for generating consulting reports. As an intern, I actually feel like a valuable asset to the BP team, something that I think is often overlooked in many internship programs.

-Jack Clayton, 2017
Summer Marketing/Consulting Intern

What BP Can Do For You?

Learn. Experience. Discover.

As a student, we know your background and experiences will differ from all other potential interns. Best Practices, LLC has the unique ability to mold to a variety of students. From Business to Policy to Pharmacy to Statistics, BP has had interns of different majors in recent years. The best part? You will learn about aspects of multiple industries like healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and consulting.

We believe the best way to learn is through experience, and that’s why BP interns will get to know the nuances of these industries by dipping their toes in the water. You want real world experience, and that’s what we prioritize. Each internship is shaped towards the intern, fitting their desired career goals and aspirations. While some choose to focus solely within the research and marketing departments, many interns spend time in both in order to hone the skills they deem important to their future goals. Interns here are a valuable resource, and we treat them as so.

Most of our interns do not have pharmaceutical or healthcare backgrounds, and we understand that. The skills develop and hone here at BP will be ones you can take with you beyond our walls, and will be applicable to a multitude of different career paths.

As a BPtern, you’ll receive:

  • Real-world pharmaceutical and business experience
  • Direct mentorship by a current BP employee
  • Opportunities to engage with executives
  • Letter of recommendation upon program completion

Intern Role

Research/Consulting Intern:

Interns will be responsible for:

  • Supporting project teams by importing and maintaining benchmarking data in spreadsheets
  • Preparing data slides both graphic and conceptual
  • Assisting in the data collection phase including recruitment email writing and phone calls
  • Helping with customer relationship management assignments and secondary research
  • Survey programming and design and testing

Applicants should be able to interpret raw survey data/metrics and present it in a meaningful format. Applicants should have strong analytical thinking skills, as well as working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Marketing Internship:

Interns will be responsible for:

  • Creating marketing collateral including white papers, e-marketing messages, and social media content (Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Assisting with media relations activities such as press release generation
  • Developing marketing ideas around new and existing products and improving marketing channels
  • Market research into the industry and social media analytics

Applicants should be able to interpret raw survey data/metrics and present it in a meaningful format. Applicants should have strong analytical thinking skills, as well as working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Policy, Government Affairs & Access To Healthcare Internship

Best Practices frequently works on client matters relating to Policy, Government Roles in Regulating Safety, Evolution of Global Pricing Trends for Medicines, and overall Access to Healthcare:

Policy Interns will be responsible for:

  • Working in support of projects, research or initiatives relating to healthcare policy, access and global pricing trends
  • Conducting research probing evolution of value-based healthcare contracts governing medicines in the US, EU and rest of world
  • Creating analysis of value-based contracts and pricing trends relevant to the US and Global health markets
  • Examining trends in Health Economics, Outcomes Research and Real World Evidence.
  • Researching the use of advanced digital technologies, artificial intelligence and other tools to extract meaningful health outcomes insights from big data sets
  • Other policy topics as needs arise

Applicants should be able to interpret raw survey data/metrics and present it in a meaningful format. Applicants should have strong analytical thinking skills, as well as working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Sales Internship:

Provide Assistance in our Chapel Hill office responsible for North America market. You will learn a great deal about the inner workings of sales and market development, hands-on experience in sales & marketing activities across the globe.

  • Assist in development of marketing & sales strategies
  • Project coordination, to support sales
  • Research and learn Best Practices, LLC products and services
  • Provide timely analysis of the trends of business and sales performance across the globe

  • Your Profile

  • Study major or experience in business, sales & marketing, branding is of advantage
  • Computer skills include: Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, International company / environment
  • Personality Traits

  • Passion for helping people, strong interest in brand & business development, focus on sales & marketing
  • Hardworking with a strong work ethic, extremely well organized and concise
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Able to work both independently and in a team, be resourceful
  • Like to take challenge, finding ways to go above and beyond required tasks!
  • You are a creative person!