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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Graduate Intern

Job ID 164104BR Date posted 10/15/2021
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Part Time
  • Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
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Why Mayo Clinic
Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic's mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to all individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. At the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) and Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL), we aim to diversify our workforce and to create an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. By leveraging the strengths that each diverse individual and group brings to the table, we gain the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, we find better ways to meet the needs of our patients.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a priority for the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) and Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL). This DEI intern role is a new role that is dedicated to DLMP’s DEI efforts and business needs. DEI will be the intern’s sole focus and we’re looking for someone who is excited to be part of this. The intern will work closely with DLMP’s DEI Project Manager and the DEI Leadership Team.

Position description
The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Graduate Intern will work closely with DLMP’s DEI Project Manager and DEI Executive Committee to support DEI strategic goals, develop communications, create reports & presentations, analyze data, and create and maintain the DEI website. The DEI Project Manager will serve as a mentor to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. Maintains schedules/calendars for assigned projects and assists the Project Manager in planning, monitoring and execution of project tasks. Assists in project communications and coordination during meetings, status reporting and stakeholder relationships. Provides strong customer service support to internal and external team members throughout project life cycle. Ability to handle fast paced environment and short deadlines. Assist project team members in tracking integrated tasks on a daily basis. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the team and work on assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the team. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility.

This position is primarily a remote/work from home position. However, you must live within driving distance of the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota Campus for occasional onsite expectations.

This paid internship will run through December 2022.

**This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship with the exception of the TN visa classification; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.

You must be enrolled in a masters or graduate degree program from a college or university, through the duration of the internship.

**This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship with the exception of the TN visa classification; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.

Additional qualifications
  • All applications must include a resume and cover letter.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits initiative, proficiency, and adaptability
  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion

License or certification

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
The pay rate for this position is $16.00 per hour.

Benefits eligible

Part Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; flexible schedule

This paid internship will run through December 2022.

Weekend schedule


International Assignment

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Laura Heyde

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.
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