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Program overview

Program length: 1 semester (3-4 months)
Administrative Internship class size: 15 students
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Mayo Clinic’s Health Care Administration Internship program provides both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to spend time at a health care organization to perform administrative tasks in preparation for future leadership positions. This unpaid internship aims to provide students with the hands-on, practical experience to enhance students' classroom knowledge. As an experiential immersive program, interns will develop and hone their practical skills through a broad range of opportunities, including:

  • Exposure to hospital and/or clinic operations and leadership through project-based work
  • Directly contribute to organizational projects under executive mentorship
  • Participate in strategic and operational priority initiatives
  • Explore career and professional development opportunities
  • Participate in lecture series which consists of a series of round-table discussions with senior leadership throughout the organization

Application process

2023 Administrative Internship application timeline

Application window Semester Interview dates Program dates
Sept. 5-26, 2022 Spring 2023 Sept. 29-30 Jan. 9-April 28, 2023
Jan. 23-Feb. 10, 2023 Summer 2023 Feb. 16-17 May 15-Aug. 4, 2023
May 22-June 9, 2023 Fall 2023 June 15-16 Aug. 21-Dec. 15, 2023


To apply for this program, students must be enrolled in a health administration, business administration, or public health baccalaureate or master's program at an affiliated institution.

Affiliated institutions

  • Florida A&M University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Florida
  • Edward Waters College
  • Winthrop University

A one-time affiliation agreement can be created contingent upon acceptance and university consensuses.

The internship must be required by your institution for degree credit. You must successfully complete the required pre-professional and professional college coursework at your college or university before you are eligible to complete the internship.

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission. Select the following when creating an account:
    • School of Study - Office of Non-Clinical Education Programs
    • Area of Interest - Administrative Internship
  2. Once logged on, select "Create a New Application."
  3. Select "Start a Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Experience Application."
  4. Complete each section of the application and submit.
  5. After submission:
    • Select the "View" button next to your application.
    • Select the "Supplemental Items & Documents" tab
      • Upload your supplemental items.

Additional required items

  • CV/resume.
  • Personal Statement is to include the following and be uploaded in the Supplemental Items section:
    • Write about your career goals and why you would be a good candidate for the program.
    • Why do you want to pursue a career in health care administration?
    • What attracted you to apply to Mayo Clinic?

Application review and interviews

Program leadership reviews applications upon submission. Based on application quality, selected students will be asked to participate in a 10- to 15-minute phone or Zoom interview. 

Typically, you can expect a final decision within two weeks after the close date of the application window.

The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Office of Non-Clinical Education Programs in Florida will work directly with accepted students to obtain proper paperwork, including a background check, COVID-19 vaccination, drug screen, required immunizations, proof of active medical insurance, and enrollment verifications. Students also must sign a statement of confidentiality before beginning the experience.


During the semester, students will assist with a departmental project and/or opportunity. These opportunities prepare students to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an administrative team in a health care setting. Projects vary by semester depending on faculty availability, but the list of departments below provides a general idea of potential internship experiences.

Administrative opportunities

  • Operations Administration/Management
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  • Volunteer Services
  • Provider Relations
  • Revenue Cycle
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Case Management
  • International Business
  • Clinical Research
  • Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Human Resources
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Schedule and time commitment

Mayo Clinic has adopted a hybrid internship model which incorporates a mixture of in-office and remote work. Depending on the needs of mentors, some opportunities may be predominately virtual, while others will be on-site with some virtual elements. The work locations for student assignments will depend upon the nature of the work, its importance, the essential nature of onsite access, and the viability of performing the work remotely. Typical business days are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Selected students will work with their mentor to determine a mutually agreeable schedule.

Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week for the duration of the semester with minimal flexibility in the last two weeks, regardless of a student's academic internship requirements. Many interns elect to work more than this but cannot exceed 40 hours.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition rates are determined by and paid to the college or university at which you are enrolled. Mayo Clinic Office of Non-Clinical Education Programs charges no additional fees for the Administrative Internship Program.

You are responsible for your living accommodations and transportation.

Accreditation information

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