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Our innovative Training and Internship program opportunities vary, but all include a combination of on-the-job training and an introduction to the culture at Mayo Clinic.  Imagine working side-by-side with industry leaders.

Our Training Programs 

Strategy Fellowship Program

The Strategy Fellowship is a one-year learning experience designed to develop outstanding masters-prepared individuals committed to a career in healthcare, business consulting, strategy, or systems engineering. The Fellowship allows individuals to gain the practical experience necessary to meet the minimum requirements of a Health Systems Engineer, Analyst or Strategist. This position offers the opportunity to interface directly with clients (Mayo Clinic departments/divisions or committees), from project kick-off to closure, with limited formal direction from supervisors/preceptors.

Associates build their skill sets through formal and informal educational opportunities and mentorship from experienced Strategy Department staff. Strategy Fellows are exposed to various functional areas achieved through onboarding, education, and project variety. Practical experience includes providing support to any Mayo Clinic entity requesting assistance with business strategy and planning, business process engineering, applied analytics or business transformation. The Fellow will identify, recommend, and implement transformational solutions for departments, sites, and shields including data analysis and applied analytics, new staffing models, organizational structures, workflow and throughput, and digital interventions.

To view available openings, use "Strategy Fellow" as your search term on the site. 



Summer Lab Science Program

The Summer Lab Science Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers students the opportunity to gain experience in the clinical laboratory environment by working alongside Mayo Clinic laboratory employees.

As clinical testing is highly regulated by Mayo's accrediting agencies and requires appropriate levels of educational degrees, you will not be responsible for performing clinical testing — though you'll have the opportunity to perform pre-analytical functions, work on laboratory-related projects and potentially observe high-complexity testing.

While in the Summer Lab Science Program, your responsibilities may include aliquoting, extraction, centrifugation, assay and instrument validation, and instrument preparation and loading.

The Summer Lab Science Program begins in early June and ends in mid-August each year. The program runs 10 weeks with the potential opportunity to extend employment beyond your original end date.

All students begin the program on the same day and attend an orientation together. Casual business attire is required.

Eligibility

Note: This program is a one-time experience. Previous participants are ineligible.

To participate in the Summer Lab Science Program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the U.S. in the event of future employment after the program. The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic does not provide sponsorship for employment.
  • Be completing your junior year (the summer prior to graduation) of a four-year baccalaureate program in medical laboratory science, chemistry, human biology, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics or another human biomedical science-related field.
  • Have at least a 2.75 overall GPA.

Prior to starting the program, you need to have 90 semester hours (or equivalent) from an accredited institution, including one of the following:

  • Twenty-four semester hours of science courses that include three hours of mathematics and either 16 hours of chemistry or 16 hours of biology
  • Six semester hours each of chemistry and biology, along with 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology (in any combination)



Application Process

The application process is electronic, with the Summer Lab Science Program job posting available from the first week of January until the end of February each year.

To locate the job posting, click on the learning opportunities drop down and select training programs & internships during that time frame. If this opportunity is not available, you may click "Email jobs to me." You will then be notified via email when positions become available.

You are responsible for ensuring that all application materials are complete at the time of submission. The selection committee does not review incomplete applications. Late submissions are not accepted.

For more information, email: rstslsp@mayo.edu



Our Internship Programs

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.

To view available openings, use "Intern-Graduate" as your search term on the site. 

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



Biomedical Statistics & Informatics

The Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Internship in Rochester, Minnesota, provides a learning experience for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in the analysis of ongoing research projects conducted at Mayo Clinic.

This annual summer program begins in late May or early June (depending on candidate availability) and lasts a minimum of eight weeks.

During the Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Internship, you have an opportunity to enhance your computer and statistical skills while working under the direction of a lead statistician or lead bioinformatician.

Applications for summer 2021 internships will be accepted from Dec. 4, 2020, through Jan. 30, 2021.

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Engineering

Undergraduate Internships

The Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering offers undergraduate internships to students who have completed two years of an engineering curriculum, such as electrical, mechanical, software, chemical or biomedical engineering.

While the goal of the internship is to provide exposure to a diverse cross section of engineering and development activities, the actual work done by interns is highly dependent on the work that is ongoing within the Division of Engineering at the time of the internship.

Ultimately, a successful internship involves having the intern experience a wide range of activities, including project initiation, conceptual and detailed product design, testing, deployment, and project closure.

Graduate Internships

Graduate internships within the Division of Engineering are for students enrolled in a graduate-level engineering program. While the undergraduate internship seeks to expose students to a broad set of engineering activities, the graduate internship focuses on a specific assignment related to a system or device being developed within the Division of Engineering.

A successful graduate internship allows the intern to participate in activities such as modeling or simulation, analysis, conceptual design, and solid modeling or circuit design, all leading to an actual product being delivered to our medical staff.

Undergraduate and graduate openings for the Engineering Internship are posted in our job listings in January or February each year.

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Information Security

The Office of Information Security and the many talented professionals who work here are pioneers within the health care industry. They work with the latest tools and technology in host and network forensic investigation, security incident and event management, dynamic malware analysis, threat intelligence, vulnerability scanning, and identity and access management to safely investigate threats to the organization.

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

Paid internships are available within the Office of Information Security for undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students. Three-month summer programs or semester programs are offered depending on the availability of qualified students. Opportunities may be available to extend longer than a semester, if you have an interest and Mayo has the capacity and budget.

To view available openings, use "Information Security" as your search term on the site. 



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.

To view available openings, use "Information Technology" as your search term on the site. 



Video Post-Production

The Video Post-Production Internship provides a learning experience during which interns participate in all aspects of video post-production. During this internship, you have an opportunity to enhance your skills while working under the direction of a mentor within the Division of Media Support Services at Mayo Clinic.

To view available openings, use "Video Post-Production" as your search term on the site. 

Equal opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learn more about "EEO is the Law." Mayo Clinic participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Reasonable accommodations

Mayo Clinic provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities to increase opportunities and eliminate barriers to employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process; to access job postings, to apply for a job, for a job interview, for pre-employment testing, or with the onboarding process, please contact HR Connect at 507-266-0440 or  888-266-0440.

Job offers

Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post offer placement assessment including a urine drug screen, immunization review and tuberculin (TB) skin testing, if applicable.

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