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General Introduction:
The High School Mentorship provides high school students in grades  the opportunity to learn and work alongside professionals. High School Mentorship exposes students to various healthcare fields and careers.  Students will find practical, real-world applications for their academic knowledge through in-person or virtual learning experiences.

Deadlines and additional requirements may vary based on the school. We encourage students to connect with their school to better understand deadlines and additional requirements.

Please note that the Department of Nursing has opted out of participating in the High School Mentorship program.

Application Process
Students should connect with their school in order to start the application process to ensure eligibility. Participating schools have been provided a copy of the application and guidelines. Should your school wish to participate in the program, have an educator contact Career Awareness to start the process.

If you are unsure if your school participates, please reach out to Career Awareness.

Career Observation

General Introduction:
Career Observation provides high school and college undergraduates the opportunity to learn and observe professionals. Through observation and connecting with professionals, students will confirm their career interests.

The Department of Nursing has opted out of the career observation. Applications requesting to observe nursing careers will be denied.

Please note the observation program will not meet any required clinical hours needed to graduate schooling.

If you are post-undergraduate, you will not qualify for this program. If you are post-undergraduate and looking to observe a Clinician, please refer to the instructions below regarding that process.

High School Application Process
Students should connect with their school prior to starting the application to ensure eligibility. Schools have been provided a copy of the application and guidelines. Should your school wish to participate in the program, have an educator contact Career Awareness to start the process.

College Undergraduate Application Process

College students looking to complete an observation will need to find a host willing to let the student observe them. Once you have secured a host, contact Career Awareness to start the process.

If you are looking to observe a Clinician, you will follow a different process. You will have to find a Clinician who is willing to let you observe them in practice.  Once they have agreed to be your host, the Clinician will need to contact Education Business Services for next steps.

Mayo Clinic CARES - Arizona 

General Introduction:
Arizona high schools students (9th – 11th grades) can participate in Mayo Clinic CARES (Career Advancement Research and Education Summer) Arizona program. This innovative high school pathway program is conducted annually each summer. High schoolers apply through a rigorous selection process and are selected to participate in this 5-week program. Goals include: 1) Enabling high school students to experience career opportunities across the healthcare industry, 2) Providing students with hands-on experience in healthcare, and 3) Facilitating exploration and discover of their career and personality strengths. While all current freshman, sophomore and juniors are invited to apply,  students from any of the following areas are especially encouraged: backgrounds that are underrepresented in healthcare nationally, first generation college students, Upward Bound and STEAM participants, underserved students receiving free or reduced school lunches, those socioeconomically disadvantaged, and those with an interest in health equity and/or community outreach. Students are exposed to a wide variety of healthcare careers along with being matched with mentors.

Discover Mayo Clinic

General Introduction:
Discover Mayo Clinic provides students in the 10th-12th grade interested in health-related careers with the opportunity to engage with professionals in a hands-on and engaging atmosphere. Topics and careers have included: Histology, Surgical Skills, Emergency Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Casting.

Application Process
Open to students regardless of physical location. We encourage students to reach out to Career Awareness to learn more about the application process.

Virtual Career Tours

General Introduction:
Virtual Career Tours are pre-recorded videos that highlight various careers at Mayo Clinic. Viewers get to see professionals in the field, see what a typical day is like, and learn about what it takes to become a professional in that field. These videos are intended for high school students but are useful for those who may wish to change or confirm careers. These 25-mintues videos are free to anyone who wants to view them. Visit our video library to see if we have a video that interests you. New videos will be uploaded to that site as we complete them.

To suggest a career that is not highlighted in video library please email Career Awareness.

Equal opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learn more about "EEO is the Law." Mayo Clinic participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Reasonable accommodations

Mayo Clinic provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities to increase opportunities and eliminate barriers to employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process; to access job postings, to apply for a job, for a job interview, for pre-employment testing, or with the onboarding process, please contact HR Connect at 507-266-0440 or  888-266-0440.

Job offers

Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post offer placement assessment including a urine drug screen, immunization review and tuberculin (TB) skin testing, if applicable.


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