This job posting isn't available in all website languages

About AbbVie

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven 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.​

If grabbing a link is not working for you, simply copy the URL at the top of this page to share with your referrals.

Administrative Services
1905862 Requisition #
Join our Talent Community

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. AbbVie employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. AbbVie’s Irish operations employ more than 700 people across five sites in Ireland. There are three Manufacturing facilities in Sligo and Cork as well as a Manufacturing & Engineering Services and a Commercial Services office in Dublin.


The AbbVie intern programme has been the recipient of the gold, silver (twice) and bronze Intern programme of the year awards from Gradireland over the last four years. We offer a dynamic programme which will ensure interns’ personal and professional development through a rigorous, well-defined assignments, performance management process and opportunities to get to know the business and it’s leaders. 


From the day one interns participate in on-boarding activities, receive extensive on the job training and participate in professional training courses that give all the tools needed for success. Assignments are structured in such a way as to give the intern the opportunity to make a measurable impact.          


We are looking for are looking for multiple Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering interns for our Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices sites in Sligo. Our interns will be based across Operations and Engineering and Technical Operations in both the Biologics, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Drug Product (DP) and Medical Device facilities. Interns will also work on cross functional Continuous Improvement Projects with site and global teams.  Interns can also join our culture teams and STEM education outreach ambassador programmes.


Our Pharmaceutical Site in Sligo, which has both the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient is looking for a 3 Chemical Engineering interns.


If you have a preference for a particular role below, mention it on your cover letter, if open to all please say so also.


Pharma Chemical Engineering intern - Core Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to manufacturing on process related tasks in either Drug Product or the Activate Pharmaceutical ingredient facility. Tasks include baseline data collation, assist in process optimisation, technical report writing, technical contribution to daily operations in manufacturing. Support daily operations activities, identify and react to daily critical tasks and adjust work schedule to accommodate high priority actions.

  • Work closely with Operations, Engineering, and Quality to ensure smooth production execution.

  • Identify and lead key life cycle management projects for commercial products which are within their first five years of commercial life on site. With particular emphasis on reducing cost of goods, waste removal, and improved cycle times.

  • Liase and communicate with global personell on projects, provide technical input to the global product technical team as it relates to the Irish site. Take and implement any changes made globally and apply to local operations as they relate.

  • Ensure local operations are in compliance with current global product procedures and implement any improvements to the local site once completed by the broader global team.


Medical Devices site in Sligo are looking for two Mechanical Engineering interns.


Medical Device Engineering intern – Core responsibilities

  • OSI PI roll out including Data Analytics incl Alarm & Reject Trending.

  • Mechanical Design & 3D Printing

  • CE Marking & Technical File Updates

  • Machine & Tool Validation Support

  • Maintenance Excellence Program Implementation


Site Services Engineering intern - Core Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting and optimisation of key site utilities including chilled water distribution

  • Review and execution of Environmental Monitoring to ensure regulatory compliance

  • Support and optimisation of site Building Management System

  • Review and optimisation of electricity and energy management

  • Project Management/Scheduling of site down time/shut down periods

Bio-Pharmaceutical site in Sligo is looking for a Mechanical or Chemical Engineer

Biopharmaceutical Engineering intern - Core Job Responsibilities

  • Providing support to start up operations including both commissioning and qualification of new equipment or facilities as part of start up operations in Biologics.

  • Creation or update of Material Specifications required for the manufacture of liquid/lyophilized products

  • Creation of Process Flows, Protocols and Reports for production related activities

  • Documentation of all activities in line with cGMP requirements.

  • Operate Fill Line, Autoclave, Equipment Washer, Headspace Analyzer, Filtration Systems, Equipment Cleaning and Sterilization, Equipment/Filters Integrity Tests, Isolators and Lyophiliser, as applicable.

  • Active Participation in Factory Acceptance Testing, Site Acceptance Testing and commissioning and qualification of equipment, as required.

  • Adhering to all relevant policies relating to Quality & Safety.

  • Adhering to all Aseptic Manufacturing SOPs and best practices.

Requirements for an internship with Abbvie

  • Studying for a Bachelors or Master’s Degree student in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering. Min of 3.0 GPS or 2.1

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

  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship

  • EU working permit

Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions
Copyright © 2018 AbbVie Inc. North Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A
Unless otherwise specified, all product names appearing in this internet site are trademarks owned by or licensed to AbbVie Inc., its subsidiaries or affiliates. No use of any AbbVie trademark, trade name, or trade dress in this site may be made without the prior written authorization of AbbVie Inc., except to identify the product or services of the company.