Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers an eight- to 10-week Genetic Counseling Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The internship provides experience working with a genetic counselor that enables students to complete a rotation requirement of their respective genetic counseling graduate school training program.

Students work one-on-one with a genetic counselor and are able to initially observe multiple types of genetic counseling cases and later actively participate in the genetic counseling session. In addition, students enrolled in the internship are able to work with a genetic counselor to obtain the comprehensive clinical knowledge and skills needed to be a genetic counselor.

For students currently enrolled in an accredited genetic counseling training program, Mayo Clinic works with your program to become an approved clinical rotation site.

Program goals

Students who complete the Genetic Counseling Internship will obtain further clinical training for the completion of their Master of Science degree in genetic counseling. In addition, students may obtain logbook cases, which are required to graduate from each accredited genetic counseling master's program.


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Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in the Mayo Clinic Hospital and the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings.

The ambulatory facilities provide clinical services ranging from primary to specialty care and advanced procedures. Mayo Clinic Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services, including surgical and medical intensive care units, specialized solid-organ transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities.


During your internship, your learning schedule is Monday through Friday. Hours vary based on clinical rotation.

Class size

Each rotation, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits one to two students to its Genetic Counseling Internship. This ensures you receive a comprehensive educational experience.

July 27, 2016