Administrative
Internship Program (AIP)

Administrative Internship Program (AIP)

Each year, Mayo Clinic hires a cohort of graduate-level administrative interns with opportunities spanning several of our locations. Mayo’s Administrative Internship Program provides the opportunity for first year graduate students to gain in-depth project experience and contribute to our strategic priorities in a meaningful way.

Mayo Clinic provides an excellent learning environment for healthcare management graduate students interested in health care leadership. Administrative interns join a specific division or department for the summer and are precepted by an Operations Administrator or Vice Chair of Administration. Each intern will fill this position for ten to twelve weeks, dependent on availability and work unit needs. Preceptors provide graduate students with a broad range of learning opportunities depending on the priorities of the department, as well as the graduate student’s professional interests. Every intern will learn about Mayo Clinic’s integrated system and receive mentorship from senior administrative leaders, as well as current and former Administrative Fellows.

Sample activities include:

  • Leading or supporting process improvement initiatives
  • Developing process flow maps of current processes and making recommendations around improving processes
  • Managing and analyzing data to inform department strategy
  • Supporting the capital budget process and/or evaluating prospective products or vendors
  • Attending high-level management meetings
  • Observing clinical care and speaking with caregivers or patients
  • Attending grand rounds, leadership lecture series or other educational lectures
  • Reviewing and completing financial analyses and statements
  • Assessing and summarizing new business opportunities
  • Participating in clinical simulations and facility tours

Our internship program also provides time for professional development and learning through lunch and learns, site visits, and presentations that give you the opportunity to learn from our dedicated practitioners and your fellow interns. This is a paid internship.

Please note that graduate students that apply for and/or complete an administrative internship at Mayo Clinic are at neither an advantage or disadvantage if they later choose to apply to the post-graduate Administrative Fellowship Program.

Qualities we look for in our future Healthcare Leaders:

Ideal candidates are those that exude the Mayo Clinic values of respect, integrity, compassion, healing, teamwork, innovation, excellence, and stewardship through their academic pursuits, professional experience and volunteerism.

Similar to the ideal candidate for our Administrative Fellowship Program, we are looking to hire high-performing graduate students who are looking to gain direct healthcare administrative experience, with an emphasis on continuous learning. Our selection process aims for diverse skill sets, backgrounds, work experiences and interests.

The internship posting will open each year in late October or early November, with an anticipated deadline in early December to start our selection process. Please note: no additional applications are accepted after the posting is closed.

The following materials are required at the time of application:

  • Cover Letter, indicating:
    • Interest in health care administration as a career
    • Interest in pursuing a post-graduate fellowship
  • Resume (1 – 2 pages), including:
    • Degrees (undergraduate and graduate, GPA, date received/anticipated)
    • Academic, work, professional, community and volunteer experience
    • Scholarly and leadership activities, projects, awards and honors
  • Letters of Recommendation*:
    • 1 Professional
    • 1 Academic

*If you cannot upload the letters directly, please have the letter sent to the appropriate human resources recruiter (listed in the posting information).

To apply, please go to our Careers Site home page and search “Intern-Graduate” to find the posting. Upon review of application materials, invitations will be extended to complete phone interviews before extending formal offers in early to mid-January.

Questions on the Administrative Internship may be addressed to Lindsey Lehman, Operations Administrator at:  Lehman.Lindsey@mayo.edu

Class of 2021


Jefferson Akers (Arizona)
Graduate Program: Cornell University


Alec Bloom (Rochester)
Graduate Program:  University of Pittsburgh


Elizabeth Boland (La Crosse)
Graduate Program: University of Colorado


Blake Crawford (Rochester)
Graduate Program: Cornell University


Erin Green (Eau Claire)
Graduate Program:  University of Minnesota


Isabell (Bella) Harnick (Florida)
Graduate Program: Cornell University


Erik Hill (Eau Claire)
Graduate Program:  Ohio State University


Sowmya Karra (Mankato)
Graduate Program:  University of Alabama at Birmingham


Renny Ma (Rochester/La Crosse Hybrid)
Graduate Program: University of Michigan


Rachel Payne (La Crosse)
Graduate Program:  Medical University of South Carolina


Chitra Saravanan (Mankato)
Graduate Program:  University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill


Skylar Tate (Arizona)
Graduate Program:  University of Michigan

Class of 2020

Class of 2019

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, Rush University Medical Center

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, Yale New Haven Health

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, NYU Langone Health

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, Providence Health & Services

First Professional Position: Senior Associate, Strategy& (part of PwC network)

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, Michigan Medicine

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, Mayo Clinic

Class of 2018

First Professional Position: Administrative Resident, Ballad Health

Class of 2017

First Professional Position: Administrative Fellow, Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire