AbbVie Pharmacyclics Intern - Talent Acquisition in Sunnyvale, California

Intern - Talent Acquisition

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

# of Openings: 0


Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

General Position Summary/Purpose:

Interns at Pharmacyclics are assigned to Talent Acquisition in the Human Resources Department where they work to complete a project or projects in a professional setting.

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

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

The intern will be exposed to the following work though the partnership with Talent Acquisition staff:

  • Recruiting practices and processes

  • Internship Program Logistics & Administration

  • Recruiting/Sourcing Channels including Social Media

  • Create and update templates in the Talent Acquisition Toolkit

  • Hiring and Onboarding Program deliverables

  • TA Metrics and Analytics

  • Assist with preparing presentations

  • Participate on other recruitment related projects as needed


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

  • 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

  • Attention to detail and willingness to roll-up sleeves to get the job done

  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Education Requirements:

  • Must be in second year of a 4 year college degree program focused on Business, Human Resources Management, Sociology, Psychology, or similar study area

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

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

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).

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled