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AbbVie Project Management Intern in Redwood City, California

Project Management Intern

USA, California, Redwood City

Administrative Services

Requisition #1901187

AbbVie Biotherapeutics Inc. (ABR) is AbbVie’s Center of Innovation in Oncology Research and Development, located in Redwood City, CA. The ABR Oncology site focuses on Immuno‐Oncology (I‐O), which is the study of the activation of the immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells.

Join ABR for our 2019 Experiential Summer Intern Program!

  • Gain hands-on industry experience, work with field experts, and meet other motivated, science-oriented college students like yourself

  • Be prepared to work in a well-supported environment, with access to the cutting-edge tools, technologies and expertise

  • Learn different aspects of the drug development business, and how it applies to making novel anti-cancer drugs

The AbbVie Experiential Summer Intern Program is a paid, 12 week internship available in two sessions. Session 1 will start at the end of May (semester system) and session 2 will start in early June (quarter system). The program is focused on providing students with original pharmaceutical development projects, based on business need. You’ll do meaningful work that has a real impact on our business and patients worldwide.


Portfolio Program Management is dedicated to objectively driving the development and commercialization of medicines in AbbVie’s portfolio. We focus across the enterprise, driving cross-functional focus across research and development, commercial and operations. We are accountable for ensuring highly collaborative discussions, not only within our teams, but importantly between teams and governance. We drive strategic focus and transparent decision making in our teams whilst continually raising the bar on our planning and analytics capabilities.

In addition to the primary project, the intern will also gain exposure to the day-to-day activities that the ABR Portfolio Program Management and Finance teams conduct to the support AbbVie’s early oncology pipeline.

Resource management is the efficient and effective deployment of an organization’s resources when they are needed; the most important resource to any organization or project is people. AbbVie’s early oncology pipeline is growing at an exceedingly fast rate. Understanding the staffing requirements to effectively support all the programs is critical to advancing life-changing therapies to the clinic and patients without delay.

The summer intern’s primary objective will be to revamp AbbVie Redwood City’s (ABR) resource planning capabilities. The intern will assess ABR’s existing capabilities and develop a work plan to improve them. Tools, such as the ABR resource model, will be updated to enable scenario planning and FTE analysis for AbbVie’s Oncology Early Development (OED) pipeline. The final product(s) will be used to determine business, timeline, and resource implications of asset team decisions, as well as assist resource managers in staffing decisions to support the growing OED pipeline. The intern will present a poster on the resource model and example outputs for select program/pipeline scenarios at the end of the summer.


  • Strong academic performance. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 Scale)

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program in Business, Engineering,Biochemistry, Biology, or related degreein the sciences at an accredited university with an interest in project management and finance

  • Completed at least 1 year of undergraduate level studies prior to internship experience

  • Return to university for at least 1 semester post-internship

  • Excellent qualitative and quantitativeanalytical skills

  • Strong, proven aptitude and experience forcomputer systems and software.

  • Authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now and in the future (Students on an F1 visa with CPT can be considered for the Experiential Intern Program)


  • Prior experience working in a team setting for projects(e.g. school group projects, prior internships, etc.)

  • Proficiency or aptitude to learn businessintelligence/analytics platforms (e.g. advanced Excel, Microsoft BI, QlikView)

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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