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Training Programs & Internships 

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 

Administrative Fellowship Program

The Administrative Fellowship Program is a prestigious two-year program designed as a fast track to transition top graduate students into operations management positions through focused mentoring, stretch assignments and leadership experiences.

  • Begin your health care administration career at one of the largest academic health care institutions in the world. Prepare for leadership opportunities within Mayo Clinic through direct participation in activities that build and strengthen your essential administrative skills.
  • Since 1983, this two-year postgraduate Administrative Fellowship Program has been cultivating generations of leaders with practical experience through an array of administrative rotations.
  • Leadership, challenging work and empowerment — the support you need to begin your career in health care administration leadership.

The Administrative Fellowship Program seeks candidates from strong Master's-level accredited programs. Our selection process aims for diverse skill sets, backgrounds, work experiences and interests.

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


Strategy Fellowship Program

The Strategy Fellowship Program is a one-year advanced learning experience designed to develop outstanding individuals committed to careers in health systems engineering.

Practical experience includes providing management engineering and internal consulting support to departments, divisions and committees from any Mayo entity requesting assistance with planning, development, implementation, evaluation or improvement of clinical, administrative or operational systems, processes and procedures.

Most projects are cross-functional in nature, involving split or shared responsibility and problem-solving with disciplines and personnel from other areas, sites and regions across Mayo Clinic.

To view available openings, use "Internships and Summer Opportunities" as your category filter on your job search. 

Arizona Nurse Residency Program  

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is an accredited year-long professional development program that provides additional opportunities to newly licensed registered nurses. The Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides a supportive learning environment to enhance the transition from student nurse to competent nurse.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

List of participating sites: Mayo Clinic Hospital and Mayo Clinic Building, Scottsdale.

Workplace settings: Inpatient General Medical-Surgical Care, Inpatient Progressive Care, Inpatient Critical Care, Emergency Department and Outpatient Ambulatory Care.

Mayo Clinic offers the program in February and July each year. For current application dates use our automated information line at 480-342-0850.

Florida Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, builds leaders at the bedside by assisting new graduate nurses as they transition from being students to being competent, skilled registered nurses.

This yearlong, evidence-based program consists of a series of seminars, discussions, simulations and classroom instruction. The curriculum includes three primary areas of content:

  • Patient safety
  • Leadership
  • The professional role

For additional questions, email

Rochester, MN Nurse Residency Program 

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is an accredited year-long professional development program that provides additional opportunities to newly licensed nurses. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester provides a supportive learning environment to enhance the transition from student nurse to competent nurse. 

Program content is focused on development of skills in critical thinking and clinical leadership skills. The Nurse Residency Program is Mayo Clinic’s investment in you and your nursing professional development.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP).

List of participating sites: Mayo Clinic St Mary's campus, Mayo Clinic Methodist campus, Kasson Clinic, NE Clinic, NW Clinic, SE Clinic.

Workplace settings: Ambulatory; Surgical Services; Critical Care; General Care to include: Medical, Surgical, Behavioral Health, Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatric, Dialysis, Transfusion Services.

You will be automatically enrolled in the program after accepting a nursing position.  To explore Nursing job opportunities, click here.

Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Health System Northwest Wisconsin is a year-long education program that provides you an additional opportunity as a newly licensed nurse to develop your leadership skills and receive support during your transition from student nurse to competent professional nurse.

Newly graduated nurses with less than 12 months of practice experience as a nurse who are hired to a scheduled FTE position (not a supplemental position) in an inpatient general care unit participate in the Nurse Residency Program. No action is required on your part to join the program.

Perioperative Nursing Program

The Perioperative Nursing Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a nursing career in the operating room. This program offers the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to help you become a well-rounded, fully competent perioperative registered nurse.

Mayo Clinic accepts a limited number of new graduate RNs and experienced RNs with no OR experience into the Perioperative Nursing Program on a competitive basis. This ensures you'll receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.

For more information about the Perioperative Nursing Program or how to apply for a nursing position at Mayo Clinic in Florida, please contact:

  • Christina Hieb, Human Resources
  • Mayo Clinic 4500 San Pablo Road Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • Email:

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.

Working with blood, tissue and bodily fluid specimens, technologists perform a wide range of tests from the simple to the complex, using both time-honored manual techniques and state-of-the-art instruments. A patient's diagnosis, treatment and health may be directly dependent upon the laboratory test results.

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.

For more information, contact:

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: 

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.

For more information, contact:


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.

For more information, contact:

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. 

Public Affairs

The Mayo Clinic Department of Public Affairs offers internships that provide hands-on work experience for students in the fields of communications, journalism, public relations and marketing.

Serving the needs of audiences that include employees, patients and the public, the Department of Public Affairs offers a broad spectrum of experience in the field of corporate communications. Department of Public Affairs staff members use a diverse range of media, including the Internet, intranet, print and electronic publications, and audio and video recordings, to effectively convey institutional messages. Interns gain practical knowledge through collaboration with experienced colleagues.

The Mayo Clinic atmosphere is energizing, professional and respectful. The need for excellent communicators is constant. Assignments are interesting and varied. An internship with Mayo Clinic will be a valuable learning opportunity — one that we believe you will never forget.

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

Arizona Student Nurse Extern Summer Program

The Student Nurse Extern Summer Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is an unpaid educational program offering nursing students an opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience in a high-acuity and diverse patient population. The program is offered over an 8 week period during the summer. For current application dates use our automated information line at 480-342-0850.

During your Student Nurse Extern Summer Program experience, you'll be an integral member of an interdisciplinary health care team and work alongside registered nurses at Mayo Clinic Hospital. Nurse extern opportunities are available in all inpatient clinical areas.

You will also have access to medical libraries and be welcome to participate in Mayo-sponsored continuing education activities, such as Grand Rounds and numerous other programs.

To view available openings, use "Student Nurse Extern Summer Program" as your search term on the site. 

Summer III Nursing Externship

 Accepting applications Oct. 15 through Jan. 15.  We invite you to explore the Summer III Nursing Externship, an employment experience for junior nursing students at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Summer III Nursing Externship offers a learning opportunity during which nursing students participate in direct patient care. The externship is offered annually and begins in June. Each summer, students from across the U.S. take part in the Summer III Nursing Externship.

During this 10-week externship, students have the unique opportunity to work alongside multiple RN preceptors to provide patient care in a team environment.

To view available openings, use "Summer III" as your search term on the site. Or use the contact information below. 

  • Krista Ellis
  • Phone: 507-284-0777

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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