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The High School Mentorship Program is designed to encourage high academic achievement and introduce students to career opportunities in a wide variety of biomedical science-related fields and institutional support-related areas excluding patient contact.

Students will be accepted for mentorships with Mayo Clinic personnel only from schools that have mentorship programs registered with Recruitment Strategies Human Resources as well as through Mayo Clinic's efforts with the Rochester Area Math Science Partnership.

To register a program, the school must submit a copy of the organization plan for their mentorship program to Mayo, and the school must have an identified education coordinator for the mentorship program who will supervise all aspects of each student's mentorship.

Specific components of this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Student/school needs to identify Mayo mentor
  • Student needs to work through the school's Gifted and Talented coordinator or assigned educator
  • 60 hours of on-campus experience
  • Partnership program with a Mayo mentor
  • Requires an identified, specific project
  • Linkages between education and the workplace

Download High School Mentorship Program application (PDF)

If your school is interested in applying for the program, you can email to inquire about the status and availability.

60 hour on-campus,
for-credit experience with a Mayo mentor
For 11th - 12th graders taking honor classes
Emphasize the importance of math/science, career promotion and linkages with classroom learning
Available by request through your high schools Gifted and Talent Coordinator