AbbVie 2019 Experiential Internship - Combination Product Development Intern in Lake County, Illinois

2019 Experiential Internship - Combination Product Development Intern

USA, Illinois, Lake County

1 additional location

USA, Illinois

Administrative Services

Requisition #1901632

The AbbVie Experiential Internship Program

Asan AbbVie Experiential Intern, you'll participate in a paid, ten to twelve-week summer program that is focused on providing students with robust projects throughout the summer. As an intern, you will be located at our corporate headquarters in north suburban Chicago, with housing and shuttle services for eligible students.

Department Overview – Combination Product Development

Combination Product Development (CPD) department primarily focuses on drug delivery systems/devices ranging from syringes to auto-injectors to complex electro-mechanical on-body delivery systems. Functions within the CPD department include core engineering fields (mechanical, electrical, software, systems), human factors, project management, and advanced technological research in the medical devices industry.

Assignment Details

This summer internship program offers an opportunity to work with experts in the field of medical devices and understand various aspect of the field including engineering research and testing, human factors, quality and regulatory compliance.

The intern will get a chance to explore our engineering test labs equipped with strong capabilities in electrical and mechanical testing and analysis. The intern will be a key contributor in advancing the lab’s capability further by setting up and validating equipment for wireless communication testing (analyzers, data sniffers, EM chambers, etc. for Bluetooth, NFC, and similar technologies). There will be opportunities to work on smaller projects alongside including power consumption characterization studies, PCB design and fabrication as applicable, data analysis in various tools (such as Excel, Minitab), scripting and macro building opportunity for automation, and electro-mechanical engineering testing.

This program will be a great platform to gain experience in one field and widen the horizon by exploring and tapping into other fields within the medical device world.


  • Completed at least one year of college education before beginning internship

  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship

  • Senior Undergrad or Masters Level Student in Biomedical Engineering or Electrical Engineer. (*Senior Undergrad must be enrolled in school the semester following internship – Fall 2019)

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0/4.0

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship (students on an F1 visa with CPT can be accommodated).


  • Wireless communication (Bluetooth) and knowhow of associated test and analysis equipment/instruments, PCB design and testing (optional), protocol and technical report writing.

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Internship

  • Schedule: Full-time