2019 Experiential Internship (Graduate Level) - Pharmacy, Supply Chain

Lake County, IL, US
Jan 18, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The AbbVie Experiential Internship Program

As an AbbVie Experiential Intern, you'll participate in a paid, ten to twelve-week summer program that is focused on providing students with robust projects throughout the summer. As an intern, you will be located at our corporate headquarters in north suburban Chicago, with housing and shuttle services for eligible students.

Department Overview - Pharmacy Operations

Pharmacy Solutions, an AbbVie-owned company, is licensed as a specialty mail-order pharmacy to provide services to all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Services include dispensing of, maximizing patient access for, and providing reimbursement HUB services for AbbVie specialty medications

• Investigation/explanation of a patient's insurance benefits for specialty drug coverage

• Explanation of financial aid options

• AbbVie's Patient Assistance Program

• Product Replacement Program

• AbbVie specialty products supported include Lupron Depot, Lupaneta Pack, Humira, and Duopa

The Pharmacy Operations department is responsible for the intake and review of prescription orders and the safe practice of dispensing medications, following all applicable state and federal rules for the practice of pharmacy

Assignment Details

Assigned a primary preceptor will serve as a mentor throughout the duration of the internship to oversee the overall experience and monitor the assignment & completion of required projects.

Primary role/expectations - work with preceptor(s) and stakeholders to:

• Become knowledgeable with all pharmacy roles and products including, but not limited to:

o Related disease states

o Patient medication counseling

o Error reduction, particularly around medication errors

o Operational efficiencies

• Organize, manage, and complete projects, which may include, but is not limited to:

o Gathering and collating data

o Composing/creating reports, articles and presentations

Other activities include:

• Rotation through several core areas of practice; time spent in each area will be tailored to meet individual interests

• Participation in patient care activities through observing/assisting the pharmacists and taking part in related projects

• Attendance of pharmacy management meetings, staff meetings, and student case presentations

• Completion of at least one major project and will conduct a related presentation during the last week(s) of the internship; additional presentations may also be assigned

o Several minor projects will also be assigned and completed during the internship.


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

• Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship

• Graduate Level Student

• Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0/4.0

• 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).

• Enrolled in an accredited College of Pharmacy and completed 1st or 2nd professional year by start of internship


• Proficiency with creating/managing projects, presentations, and other technical compositions

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled