Career Awareness

High School Mentorship

The High School Mentorship Program is designed to encourage high academic achievement and introduce students to career opportunities in a wide variety of biomedical science-related fields and institutional support-related areas excluding patient contact.

Students will be accepted for mentorships with Mayo Clinic personnel only from schools that have mentorship programs registered with Recruitment Strategies — Human Resources as well as through Mayo Clinic's efforts with the Rochester Area Math Science Partnership.

To register a program, the school must submit a copy of the organization plan for their mentorship program to Mayo, and the school must have an identified education coordinator for the mentorship program who will supervise all aspects of each student's mentorship.

Specific components of this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Student/school needs to identify Mayo mentor
  • Student needs to work through the school's Gifted and Talented coordinator or assigned educator
  • 60 hours of on-campus experience
  • Partnership program with a Mayo mentor
  • Requires an identified, specific project
  • Linkages between education and the workplace

If your school is interested in applying for the program, email to inquire about the status and availability.

Program Facts

What: 60 hour on-campus, for-credit experience with a Mayo Mentor

Who: 11th-12th graders taking honor classes

Why: Emphasize the importance of math/science, career promotion and linkages with classroom learning

When: Available by request through your high school's Gifted and Talented Coordinator

* PRIOR to the start of a mentorship, a Mentorship Agreement must be on file, complete application processed, required trainings completed and the student must wait until the actual start date has arrived.

Fall Semester 2018
Application Deadline                        
Friday, September 14, 2018  5PM CST
Eligible Start Date after training*  
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Extension Request Deadline           
Friday, January 4, 2018  5PM CST    
End Date
Friday, January 18, 2018

Spring Semester 2019
Application Deadline                        
Friday, January 4, 2019  5PM CST
Eligible Start Date after training*  
Monday, January 21, 2019
Extension Request Deadline           
Not Applicable    
End Date
Friday, May 31, 2019