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AbbVie Business Human Resources (BHR) Intern in Sunnyvale, California

Business Human Resources (BHR) Intern

USA, California, Sunnyvale

Administrative Services

Requisition #2001485

As an AbbVie Summer Intern, you will participate in a paid, ten-week summer program that is focused on providing students with robust projects throughout the summer. As an intern, you will be located at our office in Sunnyvale, CA, with housing and shuttle services for eligible students.

General Position:

We are looking for two individuals to join the AbbVie Bay Area HR Team working on projects related to talent programs and culture efforts for a high performing, fast-moving bio-pharmaceutical organization.

The internship is approximately 10 weeks in length and includes a final presentation of the project results to senior leaders and colleagues. The Business Human Resources (BHR) internship will provide you with access to industry experts and senior leadership. Additionally, there are numerous networking opportunities throughout the summer.

Assignment Details :

The intern will be exposed to the following work through the partnership with BHR Leaders:

  • Organizational development, talent acquisition, talent management, performance management, career development, employee relations, compensation planning and change leadership.

  • These positions will be involved in projects related to change readiness for AbbVie’s Bay Area move to South San Francisco, creating solutions to engage employees, build AbbVie’s reputation in the Bay Area, as well as other culture initiatives that drive a “One AbbVie” Way of Working across diverse teams ranging from R&D to Commercial Operations.


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

  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited University

  • Undergraduate Level Student

  • Be an active student in good standing at an accredited university

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent

  • 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).


  • Prefer individuals pursuing a four-year college degree focused in Business, Human Resources Management or related area of study.

  • Academic, work experience or exposure to Human Resources and project management

  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

  • Self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic environment

  • Able to collaborate effectively with cross-functional team members

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Track record of accomplishment and commitment to excellence

  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Final Presentation:

Each Intern is expected to prepare a short presentation to their team to share what they have learned through their internship and how they hope their new knowledge will help them secure their future career. Presentations may be approximately 30 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Internship

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Level Code: IC