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Program overview

Program length: 10 weeks
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

This internship is a 10-week summer program that gives college students an opportunity to participate in clinical research. This is a great way for you to test your inclination toward careers in medicine, health care, and science. You are placed with a physician mentor to work on a clinical research project.

Application process

Applications will be open Monday, Oct. 17 and will close Friday, Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Summer 2022 match

  • The summer 2022 match is for June 6, 2022, through Aug. 12, 2022
  • All students accepted into the program must be available on the first day to attend the mandatory orientation — no exceptions will be given


To be eligible for the internship, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in or a graduate of an accredited college or university
  • Have completed your freshman year of college
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be seriously considering a career in health care or clinical research

Applicants are selected based on grades, work and volunteer experiences, leadership qualities, and representation of personal qualities and skills in a personal letter.

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
    • Select - Office of Non-Clinical Education Programs
    • Select - Entry Term Spring/Summer 2022
    • Select - Clinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP)
  2. Complete each section of the application and submit
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section

Additional required items

  • Essay is to include the following and then be uploaded in the Supplemental Items section:
    • In 500 words or less, write about your career goals and why you would be a good candidate for the program. To assist in the match, identify your specific research interests.
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be uploaded in the Supplemental Items area. 
  • Recent CV/resume
  • One letter of recommendation is required and must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. The recommender will receive an email with a link to upload a letter.
    • Professional: References should be individuals who are/were an authority figure in your current/previous schooling or place of employment (i.e. supervisor, teacher)

Send any required materials that are not completed online directly to:

Clinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP)
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224 

Tuition and financial aid

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences does not charge tuition or fees for the internship. No stipends or financial aid are provided to participants.

You are responsible for your living accommodations and transportation.

You may hold outside employment during the program if it does not conflict with your program responsibilities.


A physician mentor directs each student's Clinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP) learning experience for the research project. The Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board (IRB) approves all research projects.

To successfully complete the program, you must:

  • Comply with all program and institutional policies
  • Participate in an ongoing research investigation
  • Develop skills in research methodology
  • Participate in assigned educational activities
  • Present a written summary and oral presentation of their research at the end of the program

CRISP students work on a variety of research topics. Some examples of previous projects:

  • Injury in marathon runners
  • Aortic aneurysm and smoking
  • Liver transplant in patients older than 70
  • Warfarin anticoagulation in acute intracranial hemorrhage
  • Screw placement in the spine using 3-D images

You are expected to attend our lecture series aimed at helping to develop your professionalism. You will be offered time in our Simulation Center during your internship.


You are expected to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week to be at Mayo Clinic to work on your research project.

Accreditation information

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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