Minnesota Project SEARCH Sites

Mayo Clinic

Location: Rochester
School District: Rochester Public Schools

Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patients first. At Mayo Clinic, you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect. Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a caring service environment while ensuring that individual differences are valued at every level of the organization. Our mission is to be recognized by patients, employees, peer institutions and the community as the leading model for diversity and inclusion.

"I learned new skills and how to work as a team;"

"Motivated and succeeding and, for the first time, seeing something worth working hard at."

Internship Opportunities include:

Central Processing

Receive and process patient specimens from both Methodist and St. Marys Hospitals. Interns process and distribute patient specimens.

Central Services

Interns sanitize and distribute medical equipment and surgical items for patient use in both Methodist and St. Marys Hospitals.

Charter House

Mayo Clinic's only retirement community, where senior residents live in a safe and welcoming environment. Interns support the facility by assisting with a variety of environmental service duties.

Comparative Medicine

Interns stock, organize, and clean research materials for investigators.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP)

One of the largest laboratories in the world, where specimens are received from all over the world to be processed. Interns collect and place specimens into the automation system.

Environmental Services

The face of Mayo Clinic. Interns provide a safe environment for patients by cleaning and maintaining the Mayo Clinic Downtown Campus.

Food Service

Morrison's motto is Comfort and Healing through food. Morrison serves meals to employees, patients, and visitors. Interns experience food prep, customer service, and sanitation skills.

Health Science Research

Gather information from possible participants to enhance the understanding of health and human disease through prevention and early detection. Interns prepare packets, assist with mailings, and learn data entry skills.

Human Resources

Interns assist with Human Resources operations and clerical work including scanning/uploading information, entering data, and mail distribution.

Linen Services

The Linen Depot is the central location for the processing and distribution of linens for Mayo Clinic. Interns restock linen carts for distribution.

Multimedia Distribution Platforms (MDP)

MDP oversees the development and delivery of both printed and electronic assets. They also ensure processes are in place to efficiently launch products/materials.


Provides medical care for young patients at Mayo Clinic. Interns learn stocking, cleaning, and mail sorting.

Supply Chain Management

Ensures supply chain delivery, security, and business continuity by providing high value supplies, equipment, and services to support safe, high quality patient care.

The Project SEARCH interns understand the significance of their daily contributions as part of the Mayo Clinic family where every act reflects, "…the needs of the patient comes first".

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