Program Details

The Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, typically employs several statistics and bioinformatics interns during the summer for a minimum eight-week period.

Four or five positions are reserved for undergraduate students, with another seven or eight positions reserved for graduate students. Longer-term internships of six to nine months are also offered based on the division's needs and funding.

Acceptance into the Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Internship is highly competitive. An individual applicant will be offered a position based on his or her qualifications, the division's needs and funding, and the number of applicants.


The Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Internship provides training to undergraduate students new to the program. This orientation is designed to acclimate interns to the Rochester community and Mayo Clinic. Training includes an introduction to the division's computing environment and statistical packages, including SAS and R.

Upon completion of training, you work closely with a mentor under the direction of a lead statistician or bioinformatician.

Other activities

The internship not only offers an educational work experience but also provides an opportunity to live, socialize and have fun with other interns from throughout the world.

The Rochester area has much to offer. Read more about activities in the area.

Salary and benefits

The minimum starting salary during the program is $17.47 an hour and is based on education level and experience. Benefits include:

  • An assigned email account for both job-related and personal use
  • Access to the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
  • Participation in Mayo Clinic-sponsored recreational programs
  • Discounted tickets to local and regional special events


While you have the choice of making your own housing arrangements, Mayo Clinic provides information on temporary housing options in Rochester.

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
Jan. 19, 2017