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.