The Project Management Office of the Division of Engineering is looking for a project assistant intern to work with our full-time project managers. The position has a wide range of job responsibilities, including: help implement improved portfolio management processes; assist project managers in developing and maintaining project schedules and budgets; interview stakeholders and draft project requirements; draft product documentation (technical writing); gather project metrics needed to track progress toward strategic goals and create alignment on best practices; create custom reports that describe the project portfolio and that help management make strategic decisions.
The candidate will be introduced to process and documentation requirements of medical device development; gain experience conducting interviews and leading meetings to gather content for product support documentation, verification, and product development; gain project hours that would provide experience needed for pursuing the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
The Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering is a comprehensive engineering organization that develops unique medical devices for physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic. Our devices span the patient care spectrum from benchtop research to patient bedside. This includes novel applications such as custom electrodes and biosensor development, tissue engineering, organ assist devices, and surgical instruments. Our staff of project managers, electrical, mechanical, chemical, bio-medical and software engineers work collaboratively with Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists to transform clinical practice and medical research.
The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Engineer Internship is to provide the student with relevant engineering experiences. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for learning the procedures and processes of the Division of Engineering. In addition, the intern will be given selected engineering work assignments to reinforce the learning experience and to provide benefit to the work unit. The engineering assignments may include designing components, developing a project strategy, gathering user needs, requirements and specifications, evaluating commercial components, assembling prototype systems, performing design verification and design validation, troubleshooting, and participating in design reviews. All assignments are within the context of the Division of Engineering Quality Management System (including safety risk management) and are performed in a multi-disciplinary development environment. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility (if applicable).
The incumbent must be enrolled in an engineering, management information systems, or other technology-related degree program from an accredited college or university and have completed a minimum of four semesters - or the equivalent - of instruction toward their degree.
The ideal candidate will have great communication skills - writing and verbal; be able and willing to clearly write technical documents; be able to work independently; have experience in project development; have experience with Microsoft Excel and Access to manage data and create reports; and have a desire to learn medical device development.
***Please attach a current transcript to application to be considered.
This position has a predetermined rate of $24.90 per hour.
Hours / Pay period
Up to 80
Monday - Friday days and is expected to work approximately 8 months with an approximate start date of May/June 2022.
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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