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Application Process



Up to eight candidates are selected each year for the Mayo School of Health Sciences Pharmacy Internship Hospital/Inpatient Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on a competitive basis.


Up to five candidates are selected each year for the Mayo School of Health Sciences Pharmacy Internship Clinic/Outpatient Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on a competitive basis.

The program usually begins in mid-to-late May.

How to apply

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by Jan. 15 of the year you wish to begin the internship.

  1. Online application. Complete the online Application for Admission. The application cycle for the upcoming summer opens Nov. 1. If you have used the ApplyYourself online program in the past, you must create a new login and password. After you create a login and sign in to the ApplyYourself tool, please select Application for Admission, noting the following:

    • Above Mayo Campus, select Rochester.
    • Above Program Type, select Pharmacy Internship.
    • Above Program Name, select Internship.
    • Do not include information about your high school.
    • Include information about your pre-pharmacy and pharmacy programs.
    • Do not complete the sections titled Standardized Testing and Essay Questions.
    • Under Recommendations, enter the information needed to provide three letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should come from a pharmacy faculty member. The second letter may be from another faculty member or a supervisor at your place of employment. The third letter of recommendation may be from a co-worker, another faculty member or another individual of your choosing.

      Use of the online ApplyYourself program for letters of recommendation is encouraged. For those references who wish to submit a letter of recommendation on paper, please have these mailed in a sealed envelope to the same address listed in step 2 below.

  2. Supporting documentation. Submit these materials:

    • Copy of your official transcript from your pharmacy program, mailed directly by your college to the address below.
    • Curriculum vitae.
    • Letter of intent, which should discuss your reason(s) for pursuing an internship at Mayo Clinic and your five-year professional career plan. Your statement should be at least 400 words but no more than 1,000 words. You must specify in your letter of intent if you would like to be considered a candidate for the hospital/inpatient internship, clinic/outpatient internship or either program. Failure to specify which program(s) you are applying to may result in withdrawal of consideration.

  3. Your official transcript should be mailed by your college to this address. Then, in one envelope, mail your curriculum vitae and letter of intent to the same address.

    Pharmacy Internship Program
    Mayo School of Health Sciences
    Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
    Hospital Pharmacy Services, Mary Brigh G-722
    1216 Second St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
  4. Interviews. Final candidates will be contacted by telephone for a short interview.
  5. Acceptance. Appointments are made by March 15. Your reply is expected within one week.
  • Nov 26, 2013
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