2019 Experiential Internship (Graduate Level) - Process R&D Intern

Lake County, IL, US
Mar 12, 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 - Process Research and Development (Engineering)

Process engineering provides robust solutions to chemical engineering problems facing the development and scale-up of API projects. The department specializes in fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering, isolation and separation technologies, and computational modeling.

Assignment Details

Summer intern will be responsible for performing continuous hydrogenation reactions in high pressure reactor system at AbbVie.

Summer intern will be responsible for

  • Performing high pressure continuous hydrogenation reactions for pharmaceutical intermediates.
  • Critically analyzing experimental data
  • Perform catalyst screening and study catalyst deactivation experiments

Develop a mathematical model to predict the performance of the reactor


  • Completed at least one year of college education before beginning internship
  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship
  • Graduate Level Student
  • Majoring in Chemical Engineering
  • 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).
  • Expertise in chemical reaction engineering and multiphase flows


  • Experience in Reaction Engineering and Multiphase flows and familiarity with using languages like Matlab is preferred.

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.