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Career Development Internships

Career Development Internships (CDIs) are opportunities that enable upper-level Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. students to spend 100 hours as interns in one of several career environments.

Career Development Internships (CDIs) are opportunities that enable upper-level Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. students to spend 100 hours as interns in one of several career environments. These internships allow students to explore possible interests, network with professionals, contribute to the mission of the Career Development Internship partner organization, and gain informed appreciation for career options.

Career Development Internships are for Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. students that have passed their written and oral qualifying exams, and are interested in exploring career options.

Career Development Internship activities are flexible, allowing approximately 100 hours of paid study leave from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences during one quarter. For off-site internship opportunities requiring travel, travel and housing costs are covered. Internships are individualized, with the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences intern and sponsoring Career Development Internship partner working together to design the ideal experience.

Internship opportunities

Career Development Internship opportunities have been arranged with partner organizations in several different career environments. External collaborations include:

  • Medical Alley
  • Buena Vista University
  • Carleton College
  • St. Olaf College, Vyriad
  • Rochester Rising

Application details and deadlines will be shared with current students on an ongoing basis.