College Student Summer Volunteer Program

Mayo Clinic's College Student Summer Volunteer Program provides students currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program with the opportunity to volunteer in both a clinic and hospital setting. This is an eight-week program and runs from Monday, June 3, 2024, through Friday, July 26, 2024.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Having worthwhile work opportunities that makes a difference in the care of people.
  • Exploring careers in healthcare.
  • Attending educational presentations.
  • Meeting people and making new friends.

The purpose of the program is to provide service to Mayo Clinic employees and Mayo Clinic patients. While we do not offer opportunities for clinical exposure or shadowing of hospital staff, volunteers learn about the healthcare environment through nonpatient and patient interaction service assignments.

Volunteers must be available to volunteer during regular business hours (Monday through Friday) and are assigned one weekly four-hour shift. Additional shifts may be added as space allows and at the discretion of the Volunteer Services department. Volunteers may not serve more than 12 hours a week.


To apply students must be:

  • Between ages 18 and 23 years old.
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program.
  • Committed to eight weeks of service between June 3, 2024, and July 26, 2024.
  • Able to attend a virtual interview on Saturday, April 13, 2024, and a virtual orientation session on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Students enrolled in a postgraduate degree program are ineligible to apply.

Application requirements

College student applicants must:

  • Complete all application documents.
  • Provide a current copy of your immunization records.
    • Covid-19 (if available).
    • Influenza (if available).
    • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
    • Varicella (chickenpox).
  • Attend all mandatory dates.
  • Meet all program requirements.
  • Complete a QuantiFERON blood test (at Mayo Clinic’s expense) to screen for tuberculosis.

Application process

College student applicants are required to attend a mandatory virtual information session. Reservations are required to attend the session, and space is limited to 30 applicants a session.

Applications will only be available after attendance of the information session.

  • Completed applications for the 2024 College Student Summer Volunteer Program must be submitted by 4 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024. Details on how to submit an application will be provided at the information sessions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Note: Submission of an application does not guarantee placement into the program.
  • Upon submission and acceptance of a completed application, you will receive an email inviting you to a virtual interview on Saturday, April 13, 2024.
  • If accepted into the program, you will receive information about attending the mandatory virtual orientation session, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Post orientation

After orientation, students must attend an in-person mandatory service-area training session Monday, June 3, 2024, at either the Scottsdale or Phoenix campus.

Verification of hours

Upon successful completion of the summer program, a report will be provided to you that states the period of time you volunteered, the total number of hours and the service area in which you volunteered.