Skip to Main Content

Site Information

For GlaxoSmith Kline Public Policy Division


GlaxoSmith Kline Public Policy Division

Corporate - Business Law

Fall; Spring

Work Description

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION: Public Policy & Advocacy groups analyzes state and federal legislative issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry; assists in development of legislative strategy; develops issue-related communications; and drafts legislation, testimony, and talking points in support of legislative initiatives. The group also identifies opportunities to initiate legislation or activities with government entities in support of GSK commercial objectives.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: The extern will work with several directors and he/she will, among other things, assist in evaluating issues, conduct research on relevant issues and topics, assist in the development of issue related communication tools and draft issue-related briefing papers.

COURSE OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: Familiarity with FDA law will be an asset but not essential. Primary requirement is strong writing skills. Much of the research and writing may not be case law or legal related, but will focus more on health-related topics and legislative activities. It is highly preferred that the student show prior interest or have experience with legislative issues or policy. The student does not have to be certified under the State Bar Student Practice Rule.

Go to Top of Page
UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


If you are seeing this, you are either using a non-graphical browser or Netscape 4.x (4.7, 4.8, etc.) and this page appears very plain. If you are using a 4.x version of Netscape, this site is fully functional but lacks styles and optimizations available in other browsers. For full functionality, please upgrade your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox.