Externship Details

The Summer III Nursing Externship provides you with the opportunity to work alongside RN clinical coaches to experience nursing care at Mayo Clinic hospitals in their inpatient work areas.

These patient care areas are located on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.


The Summer III Nursing Externship begins with a paid orientation. Orientation is designed to introduce you to Mayo Clinic, your specific work area and the Rochester community. There will be a combination of classroom content, online learning and hands-on training within designated work areas.


Uniform requirements will be communicated before the start of the externship. Summer IIIs are required to purchase uniforms and appropriate footwear.

Other activities

The Summer III Nursing Externship offers not only an educational work experience, but also opportunities to live, socialize and collaborate with other nursing students from around the country.

Rochester has much to offer — read more about activities in the Rochester area.

Salary and benefits

The hourly wage for the 2018 Summer III Nursing Externship is $17.03 an hour.

As part of the externship, participants have access to the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.


Shared housing is available and partially subsidized by Mayo Clinic. When choosing the Mayo housing option, costs are automatically deducted from paychecks. Roommates, who are also enrolled in the externship, are assigned based on identified preferences.

Transportation and parking

There are several available options for transportation, including:

  • Walking or biking
  • Mayo Clinic campus shuttle bus
  • Rochester Public Transit (Mayo Clinic provides bus passes at no charge)
Oct. 18, 2017