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AbbVie Medicinal Chemistry - Chemistry Focus Intern in Sunnyvale, California

Medicinal Chemistry - Chemistry Focus Intern

USA, California, Sunnyvale

Regulatory Affairs

Requisition #2001012

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:

On the Medicinal Chemistry team, the intern will be taught the basics of practical medicinal chemistry that includes setting up reactions, reaction workup and purification. The intern will be trained on how to run instrumentation NMR, LC-MS, and HPLC. They will be taught some of the basics of organic reactions transformations.

Assignment Details:

  • Hands on experience in basic laboratory procedures, with the ability to learn and operate a LC-MS, HPLC,

  • Good documentation skills - write procedures and enter data into laboratory or electronic notebook

  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new laboratory procedure

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


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

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

  • Undergraduate or 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


  • Prefer candidate that has Chemistry/biology/biochemistry knowledge and is a science major

  • Candidate is a current college student who is studying/has studied coursework in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or related areas

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 the knowledge acquired will help them in their future career. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes long and should include visual aid (PowerPoint).

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

  • Job Level Code: IC