Information Technology

Information Technology

The size and scope of practice at Mayo Clinic make it unique. Technologies that were created here are used worldwide. Computers, joined with video, wireless and engineering technology, support every aspect of Mayo's clinical practice, research and education.

Information technology at Mayo Clinic comprises a wide array of services and functions, including administrative applications, clinical systems, telecom and networks, and support.

Paid internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students within the Department of Information Technology. The internships range from approximately three months to six months or more.

The Information Technology Internship is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience while working with Mayo Clinic professionals.

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Working with researchers to extract and analyze data from a large data warehouse. Requires interpretation of the researcher's needs, development of appropriate SQL to query a complex relational database, and utilization of reporting tools to format and deliver results.
  • Utilization of data modeling tools to document data structures, define data context, synchronize data content between physical databases, verify structures and relationships, and print visual models for development efforts.
  • Working with automated software archiving tools to synchronize archived source code with production executables and database-stored procedures.
  • Test-script writing and execution as well as writing technical or customer documentation.
  • Assisting with video WAN troubleshooting and repair work in Video Master Control as a remote camera operator or audio technician, or assisting with video WAN operations design and secure pricing for a meeting room audiovisual system.
  • Working on paging repair and programming, wireless phones, two-way and trunked radio, and internal antenna system installation and documentation.
All interns begin with an orientation designed to acclimate them to Mayo Clinic and the Department of Information Technology.
Other Activities
The Information Technology Internship offers not only an educational work experience but also an opportunity to socialize and have fun with others from around the country. To promote information sharing and encourage interns to get to know each other, a group called the Mayo Information Technology Interns meets regularly.
Salary and Benefits

In addition to your paid salary, interns have access to:

  • Work email account
  • Mayo Clinic-sponsored recreational programs
  • Discounted tickets to local and regional special events
  • Liability insurance while working
Transportation and Parking
You will need to make your own arrangements for traveling to and from work. Options include:
  • Driving or carpooling to a Park and Ride lot, from which you take a Rochester Public Transit bus to the Mayo Clinic campus
  • Taking public bus transportation on Rochester Public Transit (Mayo Clinic pays for your bus pass)
  • Biking
  • Carpooling


Mayo Clinic seeks diverse candidates from undergraduate and graduate programs across the country for the Information Technology Internship.

Qualified candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and enrolled in an undergraduate or master's program in computer science or another related major.

How to Apply

Visit our Internships and Summer Opportunities Web page for available internship positions.

You may also connect with an IT recruiter by emailing