Our Student Experience Programs offer participants different ways to learn hands-on about careers at Mayo Clinic to help support them on their journey to their very own life-changing career. We offer a number of career exploration opportunities and experiences! We also offer Virtual Career Tours where students can see what the day in the life of a specific career is like. In addition, we will speak to students about careers at Mayo Clinic, resume writing, cover letters, and interviewing.
High School Unpaid Internships
The High School Internship Program provides high school students in the 11th and 12th grades the opportunity to learn and work alongside professionals. High School Internships exposes students to various health care fields and careers through practical, real-world applications for their academic knowledge through in-person and/or virtual learning experiences. All internships are a minimum of 60 hours over the course of a semester/summer and must be completed for school credit.
Career Meet & Greets
A Career Observation provides high school (10th-12th) students the opportunity to learn and observe professionals in non-patient careers. Through observation and connecting with professionals, students will be able to confirm their career interests. Review the Guidelines and Process at the top of the application before filling it out. You must find your own host.
Discover Mayo Clinic - Registration for 2024 will open in September.
Discover Mayo Clinic provides students in the 10th–12th grades interested in health-related careers with the opportunity to engage with professionals in a hands-on and engaging activities around medical and allied health careers over 7 weeks. Topics and careers may include: Histology, Surgical Skills, Emergency Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Casting. The topics and careers presented vary from year to year. View the 2022 sessions here.
Discover Mayo Clinic Nursing
Discover Mayo Clinic provides students in the 10th–12th grades interested in Nursing careers with the opportunity to engage with professionals in a hands-on and engaging atmosphere over 3 weeks. All level of Nursing careers at Mayo Clinic are explored from entry level roles requiring a high school diploma and/or certification to Advanced Practice roles requiring post graduate education. Registration for 2024 has reached capacity.
Healthcare Career Festival is merging with Rochester Chamber of Commerce for the STEAM Summit
The annual Health Care Career Festival offers high school students in 11th and 12th grades enrolled in participating southeastern Minnesota schools the opportunity to explore a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a festive, engaging atmosphere. It's a fun day of learning, sharing, and hands-on experience that provides career awareness education, information on career fields, and opportunities to use patient care equipment. The Healthcare Career Festival/STEAM Summit will take place November 12, 2024. Registration details forthcoming.
Virtual Career Tours
Virtual Career Tours are pre-recorded videos that highlight various careers at Mayo Clinic. Viewers get to see professionals in the field, see what a typical day is like, and learn about what it takes to become a professional in that field. These 25-minute videos are free to anyone who wants to view them. Visit our video library for the full collection of videos. New videos will be uploaded to that site as we complete them.
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Laboratory Assistant - High School Diploma/GED required
Waitstaff- Historic Properties - 16+ / High School Diploma/GED not required
Environmental Services Technician - High School Opportunity - 16-17 / High School Diploma/GED not required
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