Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers an eight- to 12-week Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The internship thoroughly prepares individuals for practice in affiliation areas such as acute care and outpatient rehabilitation services.

The supervised clinical internship opportunities are for students currently enrolled in an accredited physical or occupational therapy program. Internships are arranged by the academic coordinator of clinical education at your college or university after you have completed the academic portion of your curriculum.


The Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida works with affiliated schools that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education or the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Affiliated institutions

To participate in the Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, you must be enrolled in a physical or occupational therapy program at one of these affiliated academic institutions:


Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida, offers comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care for both inpatients and outpatients.

Through training activities, specialized equipment, simulation and other learning resources, you learn to treat adult patients with medical diagnoses typically seen in the rehabilitation clinical setting, including stroke, Parkinson's disease, cancer, cardiac conditions, transplants, neurological impairments and orthopedic-related impairments.

Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville campus 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 usually 40 hours a week and might include additional projects, patient activities and homework.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits approximately 20 students to its Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship in Florida. This ensures you receive a comprehensive educational experience.

Aug. 12, 2016