Undergraduate Engineering Intern - Additive Manufacturing

Why Mayo Clinic

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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.

We are seeking an undergraduate engineering student with demonstrated academic excellence, strong problem-solving abilities, and a desire to develop a career in additive manufacturing (3D printing). As an intern, you will be part of the mechanical design unit, working with teams of engineers, programmers and technicians from the mechanical, electrical and software disciplines. You will use your knowledge of engineering tools, design techniques and theory to design parts for additive manufacturing. You will support 3D printers, run 3D print jobs for other staff, inspect and test 3D printed parts, and participate in process validation of 3D printing processes. You will be responsible for documenting your work and communicating with team members and customers. You will balance multiple competing priorities while accomplishing assigned tasks on a timely basis. You will work under the direction and mentoring of designers and engineers.

Position description
The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Engineer Internship is to provide an engineering 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 candidate must be currently enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering degree granting program and have:
  • A GPA of 3.4 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) **Please attach a current academic transcript to application.
  • Completed a minimum of four semesters – or the equivalent – of instruction toward their degree.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and communication skills
  • Experience working in a team environment, including other project team members, users and project requesters
Additional qualifications
The ideal candidate will also have education, experience and interest in the following areas:
  • Skill in SolidWorks modeling.
  • Experience with 3D printing.
  • Demonstrated people skills.
  • Demonstrated hands-on aptitude and experience with machinery and mechanical assemblies.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
This position has a predetermined rate of $23.93 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Up to 80
Schedule details
This position is Monday - Friday and expected to work 8 months starting in May of 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).