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Company: Eli Lilly and Company

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 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.


Manufacturing Science Overview:

  • Ensuring reliability of our manufacturing and utility systems
  • Searching for and implementing continuous improvements
  • Maintaining our facilities and processes in a state of compliance with US and global regulations
  • Managing capital projects
  • Designing and developing drug delivery systems

The internships are a temporary summer position that lasts for 12 CONTINUOUS weeks beginning in May or June 2024. Each science intern will be assigned a project affording the opportunity to actively contribute to the Tech Services Manufacturing Sciences (TSMS) or Quality organizations, building a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, and the role scientists play in creating solutions for Eli Lilly and Company. These roles include areas such as science and technology, direct process support, as well as analytical laboratory support. This intern position exposes one to the technology, science, and regulatory requirements for making commercialized life-saving medicine in therapeutic areas including: diabetes, oncology, and endocrinology.

Quality Assurance: Develops and audits systems to ensure quality of medicine is achieved every time. Expert on production science and compliance to solve manufacturing challenges and support technological improvements.

Quality Control: Performs critical analytical testing to confirm consistent product quality. Evaluates and investigates testing results, as well as develops expertise to improve testing methods.

Technical Services Manufacturing Science: Oversees and develops scientific knowledge of the processes for making medicine. Analyzes data and performs routine data monitoring to lead process improvements and identify trends.

Interns will interact with other engineering, manufacturing, and science professionals, 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 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)
  • Global Delivery Devices

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Provide a practical real-life solution to a manufacturing business-related technical project.
  • Understand the scientific principles required for manufacturing pharmaceutical substances, including the interaction with equipment.
  • Provide technical support to non-routine (e.g. deviation) investigations.
  • Be capable of preparing relevant technical documents, such as Reports, Change Controls, Regulatory submissions, Deviations, Protocols, etc.
  • Utilize the principles of Good Laboratory Practices/Good Manufacturing Practices and principles to analyze process intermediates, active pharma ingredients, and drug product in a Quality Control Lab (QCL) using analytical techniques such as: wet chemistry, HPLC, ICP, AA, Titration, and/or Microbiological Assays.
  • Actively run a technical improvement agenda within area of responsibility to drive process improvement.
  • Monitor and appropriately react to established statistically based metrics in real time to assess process variability and capability.
  • Work within cross-functional teams in a positive fashion to implement TSMS or Quality objectives and deliver on business plan and quality 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 accomplishments and progress.

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently attending school and will have completion of a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a scientific discipline by August 2026.

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 Branchburg, NJ.
  • All interns will be considered for full-time positions based on their internship performance and business need.
  • Lilly arranges various intern activities including networking 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 fitness center.
  • If the intern’s job position requires a move from another location, Lilly will provide subsidized housing.

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.


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