2019 Communications Internship

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Sep 27, 2018
Ref
1807075
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world's most complex and critical conditions. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Internship Description
As an AbbVie intern, you'll participate in a paid, ten to twelve-week summer program, working on meaningful assignments that have a real impact on our business and patients worldwide. AbbVie's worldwide business offers you an opportunity to work in a variety of fields. The Communications Intern will work to develop engaging and compelling communications for a variety of internal and external audiences. This internship provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a major biopharmaceutical company and to learn about public relations and internal communications. Past internship assignments included the launch of our US Twitter Handle, creation of intern recruitment materials (print and video), and completion of an assessment of the impact of disease state awareness campaigns.

Basic Requirements:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or English.
  • Strong academic performance, minimum cumulative GPA = 3.0/4.0
  • Completed at least one year of college education before beginning internship
  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship
  • Eligible to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of social media tools
  • Proven leadership skills

As an intern you will be located at our corporate headquarters in north suburban Chicago. Throughout the summer, there are planned development and networking activities, along with AbbVie-sponsored housing and shuttle services for eligible students.

Recruitment Process:

General Business internship assignments are based on business-need with a majority of our opportunities being filled between fall and early-spring. To be considered, applicants must apply to the Communications Internship posting at www.abbviecareers.com.

Basic Requirements
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or English.
  • Strong academic performance, minimum cumulative GPA = 3.0/4.0
  • Completed at least one year of college education before beginning internship
  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship
  • Eligible to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
  • School and/or work experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of social media tools
  • Proven leadership skills

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