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Program overview

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

This program gives students the hands-on administrative experience they need in a health care and administrative setting. It provides an opportunity to complete an unpaid administrative internship as part of their required education.

Application process

Spring 2022 Administrative and Public Health* Internship application timeline

*Please note the Public Health internship is only taking 1-2 interns.

Apply between: Sept. 5 - Sept. 26, 2021
Program dates: Jan. 10 - April 29, 2022

Prerequisites

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:

  • 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.

How to apply

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is best to submit your application early in the process. 

Based on the application timeline and the continual review of applications, decisions regarding admissions status may be made at any point during the application process.

Typically, you can expect a decision within two weeks after the close date for application submission.

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the Application for Admission
    • Select - Office of Non-Clinical Education Programs
    • Select - Administrative Internship or Public Health Internship
  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

  • CV/resume.
  • Personal Statement is to be 200-400 words and include the following. Upload it in the Supplemental Items section.
    • Describe at least three departments you are interested in and why.
      (This information can be found under Curriculum, below.)

      This essay helps to match students with departments that will be a good fit for them. Students should understand that they are not guaranteed to be placed in one of their three selected departments due to limited availability. However, students are encouraged to keep an open mind as all internship departments present dynamic and beneficial learning opportunities.

Interview process

Based on application quality, selected students will be asked to participate in a 10- to 15-minute phone or Zoom interview.

The phone/Zoom interview serves as a screening interview and also helps program administration match students with preceptors.

Application review and acceptance

Program leadership reviews applications upon submission and will schedule interviews for students on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 and Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The program manager will contact you with interview details.

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, drug screen, required immunizations, proof of active medical insurance, and enrollment verifications. Students also must sign a statement of confidentiality before beginning the experience.

Final acceptance and rejection notifications will be sent out to students by Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, or sooner if possible.

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.

Curriculum

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 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

Public health opportunities

  • Worksite Wellness
  • Community Engagement and Health Equity Research
  • Science of Healthcare Delivery

Schedule

Typical business days are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Internship schedules depend on the specific school's program requirements and coordination with preceptor, but the Administrative Internship Program requires that all interns commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week for the duration of the semester with minimal flexibility in the last two weeks. Many interns elect to work much more than this.

Due to COVID-19, our internship is currently 75% remote and 25% onsite. This is subject to change with educational opportunities available onsite and the fluid suitation with COVID-19. 

Currently, there are no available weekend or evening internship opportunities.

Accreditation information

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