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Lilly Undergrad - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Microbiologist – Intern in Indianapolis,

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  • ensure reliability of our manufacturing and utility systems

  • identify and implement continuous improvements

  • maintain our facilities and processes in a state of compliance with US and global regulations

The positions are temporary summer internship positions that last for 12 continuous weeks beginning in May or June 2020. Each pharmaceutical manufacturing microbiology intern is assigned a project affording the opportunity to actively contribute to the Technical Services Manufacturing Sciences (TSMS) organization, building a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, and the role microbiologists play in creating solutions for Eli Lilly and Company.

This intern position exposes one to the technology, science, and regulatory requirements for making commercialized life-saving medicine in therapeutic areas including: diabetes, oncology, endocrinology, and animal health. Interns will interact with other engineering, manufacturing, and science professionals, including Lilly senior management. Professional development and social events are held throughout the summer. At the conclusion of the work period, each intern will present their project highlights, findings and general internship accomplishments to science and manufacturing professionals.

Project opportunities are available in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Parenteral Products (injectable)

  • Bulk Processing (small and large molecule)

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Provide a practical real-life solution to a pharmaceutical manufacturing microbiology related technical project.

  • Understand the scientific principles required for manufacturing pharmaceutical substances, including process and facility microbial controls and measures.

  • Be capable of preparing relevant technical documents, such as reports and protocols, using scientific, statistical, and technical writing principles.

  • Understand and utilize Good Manufacturing Practices and regulatory requirements to develop and execute project deliverables.

  • Work within cross-functional teams in a positive fashion to implement project objectives.

  • Work individually and with a supervisor to determine and achieve project goals driving process productivity through the implementation and execution of the project.

  • Document and present project progress and accomplishments.

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Currently attending college and completion of an undergraduate BS in Microbiology by August 2021.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Analysis/problem assessment skills, communication (oral and written) skills, information monitoring skills, quality orientation, and teamwork/interpersonal skills.

  • Previous internship experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

Additional Information:

  • Positions located in Indianapolis, IN. Lilly will provide subsidized housing.

  • Lilly arranges various intern activities including site tours, sporting events, dinners, and lunch and learns to provide opportunities for socializing, professional development, and learning more about Lilly and Indianapolis.

  • Interns will receive a competitive salary and free parking at their work site, as well as access to Lilly’s LIFE fitness center and bike garage.

Company Overview:

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

We are a Fortune 500 company, determined to bring life-changing medicines to those who need them and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at

Lilly offers:

  • A Purposeful Career—bringing together people who discover and deliver life-changing medicines that improve peoples’ lives around the world.

  • A Balance of Work and Life—creating an environment for employees to be productive in both their lives and their work.

  • An Opportunity for Growth—providing opportunities for each individual to develop and advance professionally.

  • A Diverse Culture—committed to uniting individuals across cultures, and developing a comfortable, connected, environment that values diverse thought.

  • A Vibrant Community—headquartered in downtown Indianapolis, IN. — Time Magazine ranked Indianapolis a top 10 city to start a new career. Read more about living in Indianapolis at

We are looking for:

  • Highly motivated and driven leaders.

  • Individuals with integrity, excellence and respect for people.

  • Individuals who want to make a difference in someone else’s life.

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City: Indianapolis



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Req Id: 52894BR