Patient Strategy Intern


Cedar Knolls, New Jersey

Every summer, Fingerpaint invites motivated college students with a specific interest in pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing to apply for an internship, offering a hands-on opportunity to work alongside our team to produce great client solutions.

As an intern at Fingerpaint, you’ll be fully immersed in the Fingerpaint culture for 10 weeks for 30 hours per week. You’ll be working with industry experts who have first-hand knowledge of the industry. You will not only have a chance to touch client work as part of your role, but you will also work on a group project of your own with our other interns. We’ll team you up with a local nonprofit organization as your client, and you and our intern team will own a marketing project tailored specifically for that organization’s needs. It’s a hands-on experience that’s a win-win for all involved: They walk away with a pro-bono project, and you walk away with real-world client experience to enhance your resume. And as an added bonus, it’s a great way for you to contribute to Fingerpaint’s passion for giving back to the community. This internship gives exposure to a uniquely collaborative environment with varied areas of expertise.

What does the strategy team do? The strategy team works closely with all other functions to build and nurture a brand that succeeds in the market, while also acknowledging and supporting the very real needs that patients with chronic health conditions face. The team sees the big picture of healthcare interactions between healthcare providers, patients, care partners and payers (health insurance) and digs deep to identify opportunities. Patient education strategists focus on the ways to best equip patients and care partners to work with their healthcare providers and manage their health conditions.

Overview of the patient engagement strategy internship:

  • Conduct desk research to learn more about chronic health conditions and their physical, social and/or emotional impact on people living with the condition and their care partners
  • Identify key points in the patient journey that can be leveraged as educational moments
  • Share findings with the larger strategy team to influence strategic approach
  • Conduct health literacy audits of existing patient materials and competitive audits to evaluate educational materials and messages
  • Self-educate on innovation in the industry and begin to conceptualize programs for teams
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Lead brand strategist for your office’s intern project

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is able to check their shyness at the door. They have specific interest and experience in patient advocacy, health communication, health literacy and/or behavior change. They are researchers, who are process oriented, and have a passion for helping others.

Our internship program is highly competitive with a limited number of paid spots (summer only). For-credit opportunities may also be available during other semesters.