Students & Graduates

Through Elanco's student programs, we give you the opportunity to make a difference and truly impact our business to make the life of animals better.

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Why Intern at Elanco?

We are a global animal health company and do business in more than 90 countries across the world. Following the vision "Food and Companionship Enriching Life", our products and services help prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We want to ensure that pets live longer, healthier and happier lives, while supporting the productivity and sustainability of animal-based protein. Elanco’s dedication to research, innovation and education empowers us to stay at the forefront of the industry and creates value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians and society.

At Elanco, we foster a culture of networking and collaboration. You will have the opportunity to connect, learn and exchange with diverse professionals from around the globe. We offer internships across all areas of our business: Research & Development, Manufacturing & Quality, Engineering, Information Technology, Procurement, Marketing & Sales, Human Resources, Legal and Finance.

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Positions for our 2024 US Internship program will be posted August 1. Applications will close November 15.

Length of Program

The 2024 US internship Program lasts 12 weeks and runs from May 20 to August 9.


Our interns will be considered for full-time opportunities after graduation.

Hear From Our Interns

We asked our previous interns why they chose Elanco. Feel free to reach out to them via LinkedIn if you have more questions about their intern experience.

Danika Gordon

"Elanco allows you to kickstart your career with opportunities for professional growth, teamwork, and a strong sense of purpose.”

The Elanco US Internship Program

We are excited to introduce you to our comprehensive 12-week internship program, designed to provide you with an enriching and immersive experience. As an intern with us, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world setting - your contributions may directly impact Elanco's success.

Key Aspects of Our Program

Project-Based Work: During your internship, you will be responsible of owning and delivering a specific project. This unique opportunity allows you to immerse yourself in a project from start to finish, taking charge of its development and execution. This is your chance to make a tangible impact and leave your mark.

Assigned Mentors: To ensure your growth and development, you will be paired with experienced mentors who will provide guidance, feedback, and support. 

Competitive Salary & Subsidized Housing: We recognize the value of your contributions and offer a competitive salary for your commitment and dedication to the internship. Your efforts will be rewarded accordingly.

2021 summer interns meeting Jeff Simmons, President and CEO of Elanco

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Professional Development: We believe in nurturing your potential. You will have the opportunity to engage in workshops or join our "Elanco Young Professionals" network that will enhance your skill set and broaden your understanding of various aspects of our industry.

Social Activities & Networking Events: There will be plenty of occasions for you to connect with fellow interns, employees, and industry professionals to expand your circle and create lasting connections.

Elanco is committed to making your internship experience memorable and valuable. Moreover, our internship program serves as a gateway to potential full-time roles within our organization. Exceptional interns who demonstrate their capabilities and fit within our culture may be considered for permanent positions.

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As an intern, I relished the opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of a corporation, collaborating with various departments on meaningful projects, and experiencing the gratifying sense that all my contributions had a tangible impact.

Morena Frejenal, Human Resources

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