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Lilly Industrial Hygiene- Intern in Indianapolis, Indiana

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.


Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. Our internship program is best in class. It provides students the unique opportunity to work in the manufacturing and development areas of a Fortune 100 multinational company. Our internship program helps us identify future technical talent and leaders as well as provides a transparent experience for interns to experience our culture and see the variety of career paths available at Lilly. Each summer, our interns provide very positive feedback about their experiences. In summary, it is the total overall experience. The people, the projects, and the activities, provide a wonderful landscape of learning and platform for strengthening your skills. You will get the opportunity to work with highly capable leaders who have developed the ability to provide valuable coaching and feedback.

The internship positions are temporary summer internship positions that last for 12 continuous weeks beginning in May or June 2020. The IH intern will be assigned projects affording the opportunity to actively contribute to the manufacturing organization, build a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, and the role of industrial hygienists within the organization. Interns will interact with other professionals such as: engineering and manufacturing, including Lilly senior management. Professional development and social events will be held throughout the summer. At the conclusion of the work period, each intern will present their project highlights, findings, and general internship accomplishments to the engineering and manufacturing professionals.

The position will support industrial hygiene program in manufacturing and/or lab operations within Indianapolis. The intern will support Lilly’s goal of providing employees, visitors, and contractors a safe and healthy work environment. This role will provide tactical assurance of compliance with regulations and appropriate standards related to industrial hygiene. Projects for this position will be led by a senior level Industrial Hygienist, but most of the work will be executed by the Industrial Hygiene Intern.

K ey O b j e c t i ves:

  • Execute the role of an industrial hygienist with business plantechnical projects.

  • Work individually, with an IH supervisor, and with a larger HSE team to determine and achieve project goals.

  • Document and present project progress and accomplishments.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Conduct and/or verify Qualitative Exposure Assessments (QEA) and apply professional judgement to define/document employee exposure conclusions. Assessments could include, but are not limited to, ergonomics, noise, indoor air quality, PPE selection, and dusts, gases, or vapor exposure.

  • Conduct quantitative and/or semi-quantitative air and noise monitoring studies according to site IH Monitoring Plan.

  • Conduct in-field practice versus procedure assessments of key occupational health programs.

  • Conduct Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) surveys to verify effectiveness of LEV systems. These surveys may include the use of a velometer or smoke-generating devices.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Considering candidates currently enrolled in a Bachelor degree (between Junior and Senior year) and Master (between 1st and 2nd year) in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health and Safety, or other degree related to Health, Safety, and Environmental that include industrial hygiene course work at Junior Level.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to speak in front of groups and write clear, concise reports & correspondence.

  • Strong organizational skills including expertise in managing several technical projects.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Strong teamwork/interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail and ability to be flexible depending on operational needs.

  • Possess intermediate to advanced computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • High degree of business and personal ethics and integrity.

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

Additional Information

  • Location- Indianapolis, Indiana

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

  • 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

  • If the intern's job position requires a move from another location, Lilly will provide subsidized housing

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people. We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!