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Lilly Undergrad IDS – Intern to Full Time Technologist 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.

Technologist Overview:

This role is responsible for technical design, development, implementation and/or execution of projects supporting Lilly business functions. Essential to this role is the collaboration with other technical leaders, business partners, and internal/external IT suppliers to deliver initiatives in alignment with organizational strategy, regulatory and guiding principles. This role requires a technical foundation and at minimum, the ability to translate business process into technical concepts. Deliverables and projects of a Technologist will be used to influence information, business strategies, and solution designs to achieve strategic outcomes. Specific objectives include:

  • Identifying innovative solutions to meet business needs and streamline IT processes

  • Leveraging technical knowledge to achieve business outcomes.

  • Developing technical solutions utilizing iterative development methodologies and repeatable processes.

  • Driving process efficiency through system enhancement and leveraging technical roadmaps

  • Working with vendor resources to influence technical decisions for IT products.

  • Defining, supporting and or reconfiguring workflows and system connections

  • Demonstrating high learning agility for new technology, its use and its ability to solve problems.

  • Evaluating technical solution (s) and potential impact to program/portfolio

  • Designing and developing technology solutions in collaboration with business partners.

As a Lilly Technologist, you will:

  • Understand your business area and anticipate future needs

  • Respond to customer requirements using your business and technical knowledge

  • Propose solutions and influence business decisions

  • Manage your own priorities and allocation of time to meet deadlines

  • Lead and/or participate in projects and programs in your area

At Lilly we offer many roles that utilize various technical capabilities across a wide range of business areas. In addition to helping Lilly deliver lifesaving medicines, you will have the chance to work in key business areas using many of the capabilities outlined below, based on prior experience, skills, and demand:

  • Business & Technology Integration - Anticipate business needs and identify technical solutions that generate business outcomes

  • Modern Architecture - Define a network of interconnected components covering applications, services, data, and infrastructure

  • Data Science & Machine Learning - Develop, deploy, and use advanced data/algorithm capabilities that empower decision-making across the company

  • Digital Product Operations - Deploy and support the digital elements that enable our molecules, devices, apps, algorithms, and data

  • Customer Experience Design - Deliver integrated experiences for all our consumers so that they work seamlessly together in the context of the person using them

  • Cyber Security - Protect the information, products, and systems that enable Lilly to deliver on its mission

  • Development Operations - Manage the methods and tools facilitating communication, collaboration, and integration between development, operations, and quality assurance

  • Business Process Automation - Find opportunities for automation and configure software or bots to execute repeatable tasks in order to reduce errors and add efficiency

Upon acceptance of the Technologist role, you will join our 2-year Eli Lilly Information Technology Experience (ELITE)_program which provides you with mentoring, introductory technical skills, transferable leadership skills, applied opportunities, and customer experiences. This program is the first step in our People Empowerment Program for Information Technology program, which exists to engage, energize, and encourage all Information and Digital Solutions employees. Through these programs, you will establish relationships outside of your current business area that will help you deliver in your current role and explore future opportunities.


  • Successful completion of Lilly Internship

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering/Technology, Information Technology, Security or another relevant computer and technical program

  • Expected graduation by August 2023

Skills/Preferences Desired Experience:

  • Solid skills in problem analysis and solving

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven teamwork/interpersonal skills

  • Leadership experience inside and/or outside the classroom

  • Familiarity with design, development, and operational methodologies (I.e. Agile, Waterfall, ITIL)

  • Passion for working on a team from diverse backgrounds

  • Familiarity with gathering and writing technical requirements.

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts, methodology and framework.

Additional Information

  • Lilly credits our outstanding employees for our successes and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. Here are a few of the recognitions Lilly has earned for building an exceptional work environment:

  • Business Week magazine 50 Best Places to Launch A Career ™

  • Black Enterprise 2018 list of 50 Best Companies for Diversity™

  • Fortune 50 Best Companies for Minorities ™

  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers ™

  • Science magazine Best Companies for Scientists ™

  • DiversityInc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity™

  • Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index™ – 100% score

  • World’s Most Ethical Company™

  • JUST Company™

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

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 (subject to applicable law).


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!