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Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship (Florida)

Program description

Mayo School of Health Sciences in Jacksonville, Fla., offers a Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship for students enrolled in an accredited physical or occupational therapy program.

The supervised clinical internship opportunities are for physical therapist or occupational therapist students. 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 Mayo School of Health Sciences Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship thoroughly prepares individuals for practice in their affiliation area, such as acute care, neurologic rehabilitation, sports medicine, geriatrics or another area.


The Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship at Mayo Clinic in Florida works with affiliated schools that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Affiliated institutions

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

  • Emory University
    • Department of Rehabilitative Medicine
      118-A Rehabilitation Center
      Atlanta, GA 30322
    • Phone: 404-712-5507
    • Fax: 404-712-5895
  • University of Florida
    • College of Public Health and Health Professions
      Occupational Therapy Department
      P.O. Box 100164
      Gainesville, FL 32610-0164
    • Phone: 352-273-6724
    • Fax: 352-273-6042
  • University of St. Augustine
    • University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
      1 University Boulevard
      St. Augustine, FL 32086
    • Phone: 800-241-1027 (toll-free)
  • University of North Florida
    • College of Health, Building 39
      4567 St. John's Bluff Road South
      Jacksonville, FL 32224
    • Phone: 904-620-2810
    • Fax: 904-620-1030
  • Mayo School of Health Sciences
    • Siebens Building, 11th Floor
      200 First St. SW
      Rochester, MN 55905
    • Phone: 507-284-0200 or 800-626-9041 (toll-free)
    • Fax: 507-284-0656
    • Email:


Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., was established in 1986 as a comprehensive medical facility in the southeastern United States, where advanced programs in education and research support the highest quality patient care.

Campus activity is centered around the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings. The campus has modern education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The state-of-the-art Birdsall Medical Research Building allows researchers to investigate neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Mayo Clinic Hospital provides essential clinical care experiences for students and trainees. The 214-bed facility has operating rooms and transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities. The Griffin Cancer Research Building supports Mayo Clinic's many cancer studies.

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation offers comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care for both inpatients and outpatients. At Mayo Clinic, physician evaluations, as well as physical and occupational therapy services, are available. Inpatient rehabilitation care is provided at Mayo Clinic Hospital, part of Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Through training activities, specialized equipment, videos and other learning resources, you will learn to treat adult patients with medical diagnoses typically seen in the rehabilitative clinical setting, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cancer, cardiac conditions, neurological impairments and orthopedic-related impairments.


For the majority of the internship, your learning schedule is usually 40 hours a week and might include additional projects, patient activities and homework.

Class size

Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits approximately 15 students to its Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship in Florida. This ensures you receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.

  • Dec 2, 2013
  • ART174001