Architectural Design Internship

The architectural design internship provides a learning experience for architectural students who are currently enrolled in a bachelor's or master's of architecture degree program. This annual program begins in May or early June, depending on candidate availability, and lasts approximately 10 weeks.

During the program, interns have the opportunity to assist with programming and planning, development of key sheets, schematic design and construction document production under the supervision of licensed architects with various organizational roles. Additionally, there are opportunities to observe work and decision-making processes of architects and engineers in a large health care organization.

The program is sponsored by the Division of Architectural and Engineering Design Services within the Department of Facilities and Support Services. Facilities and Support Services is responsible for maintaining the physical environment at Mayo Clinic. Among the services it provides are:

  • Architectural, engineering and design
  • Campus planning
  • Project management
  • Construction management

The goals of the architectural design internship are:

  • To provide an enriching architectural and engineering experience for the student
  • To provide a range of tasks at which the intern can be successful and to allow the intern to provide real assistance to various facilities functions and be exposed to multiple phases of projects, from programming and planning through construction
  • To leverage and apply knowledge learned in architecture school