Jobs and Internships

Work experiences allow students to follow an interest, practice and develop skills and live out values to help explore and test drive career options. Students can find work-study experiences on campus, and can also participate in internships to gain valuable experience, expanding their professional network.

Use the following information to help guide you throughout the job and internship search process.

Meaningful work experiences that allow you to follow an interest, practice and develop your skills and/or live out your values can help you explore your career options. Work experiences that help you engage and test drive your career options are about more than just making money.

Check out resources such as CAREERwise education to explore careers.

The U.S. Department of Labor also provides statistics related to various careers.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), an internship is “a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths, and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.”

Additional information, including participating in an internship experience for academic credit can be found on the UMR Internships and Off-Campus Research webpage.


    • Can provide you on the job training
    • Can introduce you to a new environment
    • Allow you to build relationships
    • Can be paid or unpaid

It can take up to six months to plan and secure an internship.

Discover examples of past UMR student experiences in Rochester below.




Disaster Cycle Services Data Collection and Reporting Intern 

American Red Cross

Pre-Physical Therapy or Pre-Exercise Internship


Writing Intern

Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

Internal Relations Reporting Intern

American Red Cross

Internship (Paid)



Limb Lab and Prosthetics Laboratory


Part-time Employment




Charter House

Direct Support Staff                                                                     

Hiawatha Homes




Habitat for Humanity

Research Assistant

Mayo Clinic

Hospice Care

St. Croix Hospice

Pharmacy Tech

Costco, Walgreens, Target

Medical Scribe

Mayo, EPPA, Elite Medical Scribes 

Peer Support Staff


Learn about student on-campus job opportunities

Handshake is the University of Minnesota's professional job, internship and volunteer database connecting students and alumni with employment opportunities throughout the world. Handshake is available to students and alumni from all 5 campuses (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin CIties).

Below is a list of online tools and resources that can assist you in your pursuit to find job and internship opportunities:

As a part of the required BSHS curriculum, you will gain valuable information and experience related to networking, cover letters, resumes, interviewing and much more. Below are some additional resources that can help students prepare for job and internship opportunities:

Self-assessment Tools

Job references are also an important piece of professional development.

For assistance on how to select the appropriate references, check out Job References.

Job Resources

Resumes and cover letters are essential for finding the right career choice. For assistance on writing and improving your resume and cover letter, check out Marketing Yourself. Electronic portfolios continue to become more and more popular. If you are interested in developing an electronic portfolio, visit Portfolium.