Frequent Questions about Internships
at Mayo Clinic

What are the first steps in pursuing a position at Mayo Clinic in Rochester?
Search for a position by clicking on the "Find a Job" button on the Jobs in Rochester page. You can search using various criteria, including keywords and job categories.

What kind of opportunities exist for someone with a nonmedical background?
Many positions at Mayo Clinic do not require a medical background. An institution the size of Mayo Clinic has tremendous opportunities for individuals with a background and training in areas such as accounting, finance, information technology, secretarial, and more. You can search for these positions using the search engine.

Must I apply for a specific position at Mayo Clinic?
Yes. All available positions are listed online and can be searched, reviewed and applied for by using the "Find a Job" tool on the Jobs in Rochester page.

Does Mayo Clinic train new employees or have an orientation period?
You will begin your employment at Mayo Clinic with a two-day new employee orientation program. This program is designed to instill a sense of Mayo history, vision, mission, and culture, provide a positive and memorable first impression, create awareness of expectations, and acquaint employees with resources for professional and personal development. Each work unit has special orientation and/or training programs. Your supervisor will advise you.

Do you interview students at career fairs and information sessions at colleges and universities?
Occasionally Mayo Clinic screens applicants at events. If chosen for a full interview, you will be asked to come to Mayo Clinic. The interview expenses will be paid if you need to travel.

What does Mayo Clinic look for when people apply for an internship/training program — previous experience, work experience, GPA?
Each internship/training program has different requirements. The Web page and/or job posting for that internship will explain requirements.

Are internships only during the summer or also during the school year?
Again, this varies with the internship. Some are summer only, while others are year-round and two years for the Administrative Training Program. See the Web pages for that internship for length.