As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals’ lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco’s promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Spring 2023 Government Affairs Academic Worker Request


We are interested in hiring a paid academic worker, who will work with Elanco’s Indiana corporate affairs office part time this spring starting in April.  We prefer students based in the central Indianapolis metro area as we have returned to the office in a hybrid schedule. Remote applicants will also be considered.


Academic Worker Duties

The academic worker program provides an opportunity for a current student to learn about local and state government, animal health innovation, improve their research and database management skills, deliver defined and measurable suggestions for process or program improvement, and learn about government affairs at a multinational corporation.

The academic worker will have the following duties:

  • Providing support with various research projects, including a key project that will last the duration of the position, as assigned.  For the spring academic worker we envision that the primary project will focus on the role that states and partner organizations play in shaping farm animal sustainability.
  • Additional projects could include, but is not limited to, engaging in digital advocacy campaigns, analyzing policies impacting animal health products, analyzing state legislation that impacts Elanco’s broad portfolio, providing recommendations to the business on packaging sustainability.
  • Providing support with administrative duties as assigned. This could include updating internal databases, managing email traffic to general email addresses, attending relevant think tank events legislative hearings, and taking notes.


Preferred Academic Worker Profile


We are seeking academic workers with the following qualifications:

  • Graduating in December 2023 or May 2024 and is a current or enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at a nearby university who studies animal science, agriculture, political science, public policy, sustainability, international affairs, economics, international business or related degrees.
  • Is a strong writer and researcher.
  • Can work independently.
  • Has computer skills.  Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe and Canva are required. Experience working with databases is preferred.
  • Has social media skills.  Knowledge of digital advocacy through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn preferred.
  • Has language skills in addition to English. Mandarin, Spanish or French preferred.


Targeted start date: April 3, 2023.


Elanco 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