AbbVie 2019 Experiential Internship (Graduate Level) - Epidemiology Intern in Lake County, Illinois

2019 Experiential Internship (Graduate Level) - Epidemiology Intern

USA, Illinois, Lake County

1 additional location

USA, Illinois

Administrative Services

Requisition #1901658

The AbbVie Experiential Internship Program

As an 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 – Pharmacovigilance & Patient Safety (PPS)

The PPS organization works collaboratively and strategically with colleagues across the product lifecycle to identify, evaluate, understand and communicate the safety profile of our drugs to protect patients worldwide.

The Epidemiology department plays a critical role in conceptualizing, designing and implementing high-priority analytical strategies and initiatives. The Epidemiology team is a high-profile high-impact team that works with PPS functions on a range of product initiatives. As a member of the Epidemiology team, you are at the forefront of working with leaders to identify critical priorities and drive high-value projects that make an impact on safety of our patients.

Assignment Details

Depending on experience, the graduate intern will be given a topic or study idea and, through discussion and mentoring, prepare a study concept, analysis plan, execute the study and prepare a brief results and discussion. Potential topics include evaluating rates of safety events of interest in patients with conditions of interest (e.g. endometriosis, uterine fibroids) and comparing these rates to those of unaffected women. The graduate intern will also be included in broader global epidemiology discussions and be given the ability to shadow an epidemiologist to cross-functional meetings.


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

  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, outcomes research, or related discipline or PharmD with research experience.

  • 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).


  • Preferably, graduate level coursework in epidemiology, statistics.

  • Ideally, some exposure to pharmacoepidemiology or pharmaceutical outcomes research.

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