Discovery/Translational Research Intern

Redwood City, CA, US
Apr 19, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie Biotherapeutics Inc. (ABR) is AbbVie's Center of Innovation in Oncology Research and Development, located in Redwood City, CA. The ABR Oncology site focuses on Immuno-Oncology (I-O), which is the study of the activation of the immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells.

Join ABR for our 2019 Experiential Summer Intern Program!

  • Gain hands-on industry experience, work with field experts, and meet other motivated, science-oriented college students like yourself
  • Be prepared to work in a well-supported environment, with access to the cutting-edge tools, technologies and expertise
  • Learn different aspects of the drug development business, and how it applies to making novel anti-cancer drugs

The AbbVie Experiential Summer Intern Program is a paid, 12 week internship available in two sessions. Session 1 will start at the end of May (semester system) and session 2 will start in early June (quarter system). The program is focused on providing students with original pharmaceutical development projects, based on business need. You'll do meaningful work that has a real impact on our business and patients worldwide.

There are multiple openings within our Discovery/Translational Research groups. During this internship, you will gain real-world biopharmaceutical industry experience and exposure to many areas of drug discovery and development, such as protein engineering, histopathology, and flow cytometry.


  • Enrolled in an undergraduate level program at an accredited university
  • Pursuing a degree in biology, biochemistry, or a related science degree
  • Available for the entire 12-weeks in session 1 (semester system) or session 2 (quarter system)
  • Completed at least 1 year of undergraduate level studies prior to internship experience
  • Strong academic performance with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 Scale)
  • Returning to university for at least 1 semester/quarter post-internship


  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled