Mayo Clinic Community Engagement Intern in Rochester, Minnesota









Why Mayo Clinic

The Internship is designed to develop experience in engaging with scientists to increase community-engagement in research. Interns will gain knowledge and experience in the principles of community engagement in research, research study design, and community outreach. The intern will work directly with the program team to provide consultations to research programs and community partners. Interns will also create, implement, and disseminate a mentored research project, with opportunities to apply for other internal research funding. Exact hours are flexible and will be discussed during an interview.

Position description

The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Internship is to provide an intern with relevant field experiences in their chosen field of study. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for observing the functions and processes of the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern may be given selected work assignments to reinforce the learning experience, to assess the performance levels and to provide benefit to the work unit. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility. The duration and timing of the internship will be arranged with the intern and the sponsoring educational facility.


The incumbent must be enrolled in a degree program from a college or university. Typically, this internship would occur after the student has taken most of the courses required by the degree program.

Where applicable - the degree program must require an internship as a graduation requirement (or offer as a credit option.

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

This position has a predetermined rate of $13.00 per hour.

Benefits eligible



Part Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

The intern will work directly with the Community Engagement Program team. Hours vary based on community engagement events and time of the year.

Weekend schedule

The intern will work some weekends as needed

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.


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Jill Squier

Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).