Graduate Engineering Intern - Electrical Engineering

Why Mayo Clinic

Must attach transcript to be considered for this position.

The Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering is a comprehensive engineering organization that develops unique medical devices for physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic. Our devices span the patient care spectrum from benchtop research to patient bedside. This includes novel applications of deep brain stimulation, biosensor development, tissue engineering, organ assist devices, and surgical instruments. Our staff of electrical, mechanical, chemical, bio-medical and software engineers work collaboratively with Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists to transform clinical practice and medical research around the world.

Position description
The primary purpose of the Graduate Engineer Internship is to provide a graduate student with relevant engineering experiences. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for learning the procedures and processes of the Division of Engineering and the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern will be given selected engineering work assignments to reinforce the learning experience and to provide benefit to the work unit. The engineering assignments may include designing components, developing a project strategy, gathering user needs, requirements and specifications, evaluating commercial components, assembling prototype systems, performing design verification and design validation, troubleshooting, and participating in design reviews. All assignments are within the context of the Division of Engineering Quality Management System (including safety risk management) and are performed in a multi-disciplinary development environment. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility (if applicable).

The incumbent must have received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university and be enrolled in or intending to enroll in a graduate degree program in an Electrical or Biomedical Engineering degree granting program.

***Must attach an undergraduate transcript and a current academic transcript to application to be considered.

Additional qualifications
The preferred candidate will also have education, experience and interest in the following areas:
  • Analog and digital circuit and system design
  • Circuit simulation
  • Signal processing
  • Standard laboratory electronic instruments (scopes, logic analyzers, etc.)
  • Working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and communication skills
Additional nonacademic activities that demonstrate deep interest in engineering, such as previous intern experience, participation in engineering competitions, presentations at scientific or engineering events, participation in seminars, and devising inventions.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
This position has a predetermined rate of $29.13 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Supplemental/On-call/Per Diem
Hours / Pay period
Up to 80
Schedule details
This position is Monday - Friday and expected to work 8 months starting in May 2020.
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.
IT and Engineering
Career profile
Job posting number
Pauline Ptacek-Raiche
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).