10-Week Student Internships Available


Walmart is accepting applications throughout the year for its Optometry Intern Program, which is designed to prepare the company’s next generation of ODs for practice within Walmart and Sam’s Club stores.

According to Walmart, the 10-week hands-on training program, which includes an OD mentor, is in-depth and provides experience across a range of areas from basic visual services to diagnosis, management and treatment of visual problems and ocular disease, contact lens fitting, patient education and clinical business strategies. The intern program is open to first- through fourth-year students, but the company says first- through third-year students may benefit most because the experience is geared toward entry level clinical management. Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate the interns’ school curriculum timelines.

Interested students should contact Gayathiri Pathmanapan at (479) 277-6621 or via e-mail.