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Department: Department of Nursing

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: **MASTERS STUDENTS ONLY** As an Exercise Specialist intern, you will experience: -Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation, as well as the Exercise Is Medicine Program (medically-supervised exercise program) -Risk factor assessment & reduction -Patient care case management -Patient education, such as: cardiovascular exercise, strength training, anatomy of the heart, stress management, nutrition, etc -Functional testing -Exercise prescription / leadership (Cardiovascular, strength, balance & flexibility) -Motivational interviewing / wellness coaching -Observations: oNutrition/ Diabetes Counseling oPulmonary Function Testing oCardiopulmonary Exercise Testing oStress Testing oCardiac Catheterization Lab Your Responsibilities will include: -Providing exercise prescriptions & consultations -Administering fitness assessments -Providing behavior & physical activity counseling -Obtaining patient vital signs & inputting data -Interpreting electrocardiograms & recognizing rhythms -Providing patient education, including teaching classes -Reviewing patient cases -Completing a project of your choosing -Delivering high-quality customer service

At Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato, the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program offers an unpaid Exercise Specialist Internship for graduate students in exercise science, or related fields. The Exercise Specialist Internship provides students with comprehensive, hands on experience in delivering clinical services to patients with cardiovascular & lung diseases/ conditions. The internship position is 12-15 weeks, but may be adjusted to meet school requirements. Bachelors degree required.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS THOROUGHLY. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND/OR BACHELOR STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR CONSIDERATION. Applicants must attach the following items in order to be considered for the internship. Please include your name on each document.
  1. COVER LETTERS and RESUMES are required.
  2. CURRENT MASTERS TRANSCRIPTS, attach under "TRANSCRIPT". This is not an automatic prompt.
  3. BACHELORS DIPLOMA, attach under "DIPOLMA". This is not an automatic prompt.
  4. RESPONSES TO 7 ESSAY QUESTIONS. Please save response to the following questions in 1 WORD Document. Attach essay document under the category type "WRITING SAMPLE". This is not an automatic prompt.
    1. How do your future goals relate to your degree?
    2. Why are you interested in perusing an internship in Cardiac Rehabilitation with the Mayo Clinic Health System?
    3. What strengths do you believe will elevate the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team?
    4. How do you see patients will benefit from working with you?
    5. What does professionalism mean to you and how does it relate to the mission of Mayo Clinic Health System.
    6. List relevant work or volunteer experiences in a Health Care Setting or Leadership Experiences.
    7. List School Projects relevant to this internship role.

Additional Qualifications: Must be current in basic life support from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Proof provided upon offer.

Benefit Eligible: No
Exemption Status: N/A
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Schedule Details: Variety of shifts
Weekend Schedule: n/a

Recruiter: Cassie Schlaak

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. You'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect - and most importantly, a life-changing career. We invite y

Site Description: Mankato is one of the largest cities in southern MN and has earned several livability awards. Mankato's economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation. The city has a contiguous population area of 96,740 and 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of Mankato. Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just one hour away.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Internships and Summer Opportunities
Job Posting Number: 83296BR

About Mayo Clinic

Company Description

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Mayo Clinic also serves over 70 communities through Mayo Clinic Health System with locations in MN, IA, GA, and WI. Collectively, these locations care for more than 1 million people each year.

Company History

Perhaps it was fate, perhaps happenstance or maybe even luck. Whatever you decide, this is certainly a story about being at the right place at the right time -- a moment in history when scientific discovery made possible the creation of modern medicine. It's also a story of an extraordinary family -- Dr. William Worrall Mayo, a frontier doctor, and his two sons, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo, and the great institution they built, Mayo Clinic. It's the story of a deadly tornado and the partnership that evolved between the Mayo family and the Sisters of Saint Francis. It's a story about unusual dedication, willingness to face a hostile and harsh environment, a story of discovery, sharing, collaboration, selflessness and generosity. It's also a story of how people came together in a small town on the edge of America's Great Plains and built the first integrated medical practice and how that practice developed a model dedicated to providing the best care to every patient every day.

Mission & Values

Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and wellbeing by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Working Here

What if a career could change your life?  Whether you are a nursing student, starting your professional life, or already have a substantial career in Nursing, you may sometimes wonder if you are doing the work you were meant to do.  As a Mayo Clinic Nurse you will become a vital member of a dynamic health care team, where you’ll experience the exceptional environment of one of the world’s cutting edge health care institutions.

Perhaps you imagine being part of a team where your colleagues inspire you to stretch and grow beyond your boundaries. Maybe you are looking for a purpose in life that gives you an opportunity to be part of a lasting legacy. Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first.  You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect – and most importantly, a life-changing career.

Hiring Information

Mayo Clinic has a multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment that presents opportunities that may rarely be experienced elsewhere.  Each year more than a million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic for care.  Mayo Clinic teams cared for 1,113,000 individual patients in 2011 at campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Health Systems, a network of clinics, hospitals, and health care facilities serving communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia.  A variety of specialty opportunities exist within hospital inpatient, Perioperative and perianesthesia, and ambulatory care areas depending on location of interest.


Mayo offers a wide variety of benefits for employees. They include paid time off, tuition assistance, relocation assistance and excellent health care coverage.

Honors & Awards

In 2012, FORTUNE named Mayo Clinic to its 15th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This is Mayo Clinic's ninth consecutive year on the list. The Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been a Magnet status recipient since 1997.

Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity educator and employer.