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Lilly Undergrad IDS 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.

Technologist Internship Overview:

Are you passionate about using your skills to make a difference in patients’ lives? As a Technologist intern at Lilly, you will be assigned an IT project with projected outcomes to advance the Information and Data Solutions (IDS) organization. Interns are given project work with clear objectives designed to help drive advancement of as well as serve as key contributors to the evolution and growth of the IDS organization. This allows interns to work on projects which solve or add incremental value to the IDS organization while building a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and an understanding of the role IDS technology plays in building solutions for Lilly, benefitting the patients in which we serve. Professionals in Information and Digital Solutions careers come from a variety of backgrounds with unique experiences, bringing an assortment of knowledge and skills to support everything from research to marketing to global infrastructure. In the internship, you will have exposure to mentors, potential career path options, hands on experience, real world IT solutioning and access to senior leadership. At the conclusion of the summer, interns will present their internship program and project highlights, findings, and general internship accomplishments to other Information and Digital Solutions professionals for adoption and roll out.

As a Lilly Technologist Intern, you will:

  • Be matched with a project based on your interests, skills and experiences

  • Work directly with business partners and end users as a technical liaison

  • Work on IT projects to fulfill a business need or drive a business outcome

  • Understand functional business areas, their current and immediate needs, and anticipate future needs

  • Respond, translate, and create 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

  • Learn and leverage new technologies to meet and/or advance project goals

At Lilly we offer many roles that utilize various technical capabilities across a wide range of business areas. Based on prior skills and area demand you will have the chance to work in key business areas using many of the capabilities outlined below:

  • 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


  • Currently attending a college/university and will have completed your sophomore or junior year by June 2023 in an Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Business, Statistics, Security, and/or computer related academic program

Desired Experience:

  • Career interest in technology and a passion for applying technology solutions to help patients live better lives

  • General knowledge of IT principles, technologies, and methodologies

  • Customer focused approaches and partnering to achieve IT outcomes

  • Familiarity in requirements gathering, testing, and communicating results

  • Solid skills in problem analysis and solving

  • Ability to provide advice on use of technology and understand benefits of use/adoption

  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks and meet deadlines

  • 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

Additional Benefits:

  • Lilly arranges activities including sporting events, dinners, and lunch and learns to provide opportunities for networking professional development, and learning more about the pharmaceutical industry

  • Lilly provides peer coaching and mentorship to our interns throughout internship

  • You will receive a competitive salary and free parking

  • If you need to move from another location, Lilly will provide subsidized housing

  • All interns eligible for full time employment at the end of their summer experience will be considered for full-time positions based on their performance over the course of their summer internship.

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.

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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).