2021 Experiential Internship: Imbruvica Medical Affairs, Medical Communications Summer Intern

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Feb 16, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Job title: US Medical Affairs, Medical Communications Intern

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 either be located virtually.

General Position:

The 2021 Medical Communications summer internship program provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the different functional areas of the Medical Affairs organization (e.g., Medical Communications, Medical Review, Field Medical, Medical Sciences, Evidence Generation, as well as Scientific & Patient Advocacy). Interns will have the opportunity for a broad exposure to various related roles (e.g., Commercial, Regulatory, Safety/Pharmacovigilance) within Abbvie SF. The program accentuates the growth and development of its participant by providing networking opportunities, career development and involvement in projects that make a significant contribution to the Medical Affairs organization.

Assignment Details:
  • Contribute to authoring and ensuring medical accuracy of medical information resources (e.g., standard response letters, frequently asked questions, and field medical tools).
  • Assist with evaluating and drafting customized responses to escalated cases received from the vendor call center.
  • Assist with evaluating medical accuracy of External Medical Education (e.g., field medical tools, advisory board content) and promotional materials.
  • Assist with reviewing non-promotional materials for medical accuracy.
  • Review relevant articles of interest to perform assigned journal club(s) and present analyses and findings to the broader Scientific Communications team.
  • Assist with supporting communications to compendium and pathways regarding changes to the US Prescribing Information and relevant data releases.
  • Support all other medical communications activities as needed.
  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with key stakeholders in Medical Affairs.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completed at least two years of graduate education before beginning internship.
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited University Master's/graduate program with a major in biology, chemistry, neurobiology, pharmacy.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a Master's, pharmD, PhD
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills is required.
  • Self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic environment.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a cross-functional team player, as needed.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Strong Scientific & Medical terminology acumen.v

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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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.