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AbbVie 2020 Operations Internship in North Chicago, Illinois

2020 Operations Internship

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Administrative Services

Requisition #1905191

AbbVie is a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world's most complex and critical conditions. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Operations Internship Description

As an AbbVie Operations intern, you’ll participate in a paid, ten to twelve-week summer program working on meaningful assignments that have a real impact on our business and patients worldwide. AbbVie’s global Operations business offers you an opportunity to work in a variety of fields based on your degree type.

Past examples of projects have included:

  • Product and process optimization in a manufacturing facility

  • Quality systems data analysis to identify compliance trends

  • Optimize an enzyme to catalyze a challenging step in the synthesis of a recently approved product

As an intern you will be located at our corporate headquarters in north suburban Chicago. Throughout the summer there will be planned development and networking activities, along with paid housing and shuttle services for eligible students.

Basic Requirements

  • Pursuing a degree in related discipline:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree:

  • Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related)

  • Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or related)

  • Doctorate degree:

  • Pharmacy

  • Strong academic performance, minimum cumulative GPA = 3.0/4.0

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

  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship

Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship

Preferred Requirements

  • Excellent problem-solving, written, and verbal skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership and project management skills

  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative and integrity

AbbVie strongly considers high performing interns as candidates for their Operations Development Program (ODP) after they graduate. AbbVie’s ODP is a three-year rotational program with three separate work assignments. The rotations are carried out in a variety of functional areas within Operations. The goal of the program is to develop AbbVie’s future leaders, provide exposure across the business on a global scale, and forums for skill and professional development. If you are interested and want more information visit and look under student opportunities.

Recruitment Process

We participate in several on-campus events (such as, information sessions, career fairs and conduct interviews while on campus). Interested candidates, please check the career services schedules at your school for the recruiting event schedule. AbbVie also posts our Operations Internship and ODP positions on our career website. If your school isn’t listed, please

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