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AbbVie Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research/Real World Evidence (HEOR/RWE) Intern in Sunnyvale, California

Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research/Real World Evidence (HEOR/RWE) Intern

USA, California, Sunnyvale

Administrative Services

Requisition #2000779

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:

HECOR/RWE’ssummer internship program provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with different functional areas of the Medical Affairs organization (e.g., Clinical Value and Outcomes (CV&O), Scientific Communications, Field Medical, Medical Sciences, Disease Area Leads, Scientific & Patient Advocacy) as well as broad exposure to various related roles (e.g., Commercial especially Market Access, Regulatory, Finance, Epidemiology, Alliance {Janssen Oncology} Partners) within the industry. The program accentuates the growth and development of its participant by providing networking opportunities, technical skill development, career development, gaining enterprise wide knowledge and involvement in projects that make a significant contribution to the Medical Affairs organization.This program introduces the intern to the Health Economics and Outcomes Research/Real World Evidence generation. This will provide them with experience in generating real world evidence to address payer concerns. The intern will receive training on HECOR/RWE, exposure to functional terminology, hands on experience in data analysis and project coordination.

Assignment Details:

  • With guidance and direction from the team Lead, assist in designing and executing on internal HECOR/RWE studies and hypothesis generating exploratory analyses.

  • With guidance and direction from the team lead, learn to draft and review the study report documentations, study protocols, study analysis documents, excel and SAS (and/or R) outputs and other documents related to the real-world studies.

  • Conduct hands on analysis using SAS on internally available real-world databases.

  • Build presentations of key findings for internal socialization on the studies/analyses conducted. They may also be expected to help develop abstracts and posters on those studies, if needed.

  • Learning how to address payer pain points through presentation of scientific evidence.

  • Work with some vendors towards successful execution of HECOR-RWE tactics.

  • Receive training and further develop HECOR/RWE related skills.

  • Work with the HECOR/RWE team to assist in managing various projects and timelines

  • Assist in the planning of working group meetings and presentations, as required.

  • Identify process and documentation related issues, as appropriate.

  • Develop knowledge of other roles and functions within Medical Affairs and cross-functional team.

  • Understanding of research methodology used in conducting health economics and outcomes research and real-world studies is required


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

  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited University graduate program

  • Graduate 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). Preferred:

  • Doctoral/Master’s degree in Pharmacy Outcomes Research, Economics, Health Services Research, Bio Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Public Health or a related discipline is highly preferred.

  • Knowledge of analytical software SAS is required

  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required

  • Prior work experience related to HECOR-RWE studies is preferred

  • Must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects, maintain clear tracking and documentation, and manage tight project timelines

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills is required

  • Self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic environment.Must be able to work independently as well as be a cross-functional team player, as needed

  • Excellent organization and planning skills

  • Scientific & Medical terminology acumen

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