Program Details

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

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Working with researchers to extract and analyze data from a large data warehouse. Requires interpretation of the researcher's needs, development of appropriate SQL to query a complex relational database, and utilization of reporting tools to format and deliver results.
  • Utilization of data modeling tools to document data structures, define data context, synchronize data content between physical databases, verify structures and relationships, and print visual models for development efforts.
  • Working with automated software archiving tools to synchronize archived source code with production executables and database-stored procedures.
  • Test-script writing and execution as well as writing technical or customer documentation.
  • Assisting with video WAN troubleshooting and repair work in Video Master Control as a remote camera operator or audio technician, or assisting with video WAN operations design and secure pricing for a meeting room audiovisual system.
  • Working on paging repair and programming, wireless phones, two-way and trunked radio, and internal antenna system installation and documentation.


All interns begin with an orientation designed to acclimate them to Mayo Clinic and the Department of Information Technology.

Other activities

The Information Technology Internship offers not only an educational work experience but also an opportunity to socialize and have fun with others from around the country. To promote information sharing and encourage interns to get to know each other, a group called the Mayo Information Technology Interns meets regularly.

Salary and benefits

In addition to your paid salary, interns have access to:

  • Work email account
  • Mayo Clinic-sponsored recreational programs
  • Discounted tickets to local and regional special events
  • Liability insurance while working

Transportation and parking

You will need to make your own arrangements for traveling to and from work. Options include:

  • Driving or carpooling to a Park and Ride lot, from which you take a Rochester Public Transit bus to the Mayo Clinic campus
  • Taking public bus transportation on Rochester Public Transit (Mayo Clinic pays for your bus pass)
  • Biking
  • Carpooling
Nov. 11, 2015