Students and Early-Career Professionals

Jumpstart your career at AbbVie and take on challenging work that changes lives.

Are you the kind of student who never gives up on a problem? Who thrives when challenged? Who finds your best ideas when you’re faced with the toughest problems? Then we want you.


Define your path, shape our journey

Explore different areas of our business through immersive experiences like our EXCEL externship, or longer-term, paid opportunities such as our internships and co-ops.


Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain AbbVie experience, build business acumen and enter the pipeline into our development program and direct hire roles

Development programs

Early career programs that develop AbbVie’s leaders of tomorrow through differentiated rotational assignments, leadership development and learning experiences


Roles that help you develop your functional and leadership skillsets and allow you to drive AbbVie’s mission to make a remarkable impact on people’s lives

EXCEL Externship

A voluntary program for second-year college students to experience AbbVie first-hand and build meaningful connections

One of the best things about being an intern at AbbVie is that you really are an integral part of the team.

Logan Haussman
Senior Analyst, Finance, AbbVie (Former Finance Intern and Development Program Participant)
Current students

Along with these opportunities, primarily based in the U.S. or Europe with the potential for rotations in various global locations, there are regions with additional country-specific programs. For all current openings, please visit:

For more information, view our locations around the world

Development programs

Our development programs are full-time experiences primarily filled by graduates of our internship program. Each program is crafted to help you develop exceptional functional and leadership traits by working on a wide range of projects, while providing exposure to different leaders within the company.

early career development programs

Come meet us.
Our Early Talent Pipeline team hosts a variety of on-campus recruiting events throughout the year. View our calendar to find out when AbbVie will be near you!