Undergraduate Engineering Intern - Software Development

Why Mayo Clinic

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 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 have completed sophomore level coursework in an Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering Bachelor’s Degree program and have:
  • A GPA of 3.4 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

***Please attach current academic transcript to application to be considered.

  • Experience or education in software development.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and communication skills.

  • Testing at all levels: unit, integration, system and acceptance

  • Working in a team environment, including other project team members, users and project requesters

Additional qualifications
The qualifications below are preferred:
•Past software development, including working on teams
•Interest in medical device development
•System architecture and design
•Embedded software/firmware development
•Knowledge of verification and validation
•Signal processing
•Control systems or FDA CFR 820
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
This position has a predetermined rate of $24.41 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Supplemental/On-call/Per Diem
Hours / Pay period
Up to 80
Schedule details
Monday - Friday Days and is expected to work approximately 8 months with an approximate start date of May/June 2021.
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.
Internships and Summer Opportunities, IT and Engineering
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Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).