St. Olaf Internship Cohort Programs

Apply to a college-affiliated, cohort research or internship program

Summer Programs

Rockswold Health Scholars

Clinical and research program at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN. Students live together in St. Paul.

Health Scholars at the Mayo Clinic

Clinical and research program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Students live together in Rochester.

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Social Impact Scholars

Complete internships focused on social impact, public policy, and sustainability while participating in regular academic and vocational reflection. Students live together in a community house in St. Paul.

Svoboda Legal Scholars

Perform intensive legal research and serve in a legal support role to social impact oriented law.

Innovation Scholars

The Innovation Scholars program has two possible formats, depending on the year: the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program (MISP) or the Innovation Partners Program (IPP). In the MISP, students evaluate projects submitted by the Mayo Clinic Ventures. This program targets students with a background in the natural sciences, economics, management studies or mathematics. The IPP offers an Interim opportunity for selected undergraduate students (along with an MBA graduate student from another institution) to work on a team to evaluate projects at the intersection of science, business, medicine, and entrepreneurship at early-stage medical companies in Minnesota. Only the IPP program is being offered for Interim 2023.

St. Olaf Entrepreneurial Scholars

Gain experience working in a startup or entrepreneurial environment with St. Olaf entrepreneurial alumni, accelerators, incubators, and venture capital firms.

Interim Programs

Innovation Scholars 

The Innovation Scholars program has two possible formats, depending on the year: the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program (MISP) or the Innovation Partners Program (IPP). In the MISP, students evaluate projects submitted by the Mayo Clinic Ventures. This program targets students with a background in the natural sciences, economics, management studies or mathematics. The IPP offers an Interim opportunity for selected undergraduate students (along with an MBA graduate student from another institution) to work on a team to evaluate projects at the intersection of science, business, medicine, and entrepreneurship at early-stage medical companies in Minnesota. Only the IPP program is being offered for Interim 2023.

Norway Innovation Scholars

A unique opportunity to spend four weeks in Norway performing market analysis, evaluating intellectual property issues, and creating a strategic plan.

Ole Innovation Scholars Program

Offers an opportunity to complete market research projects for a range of areas including medical device start-ups, technology transfer, business development, intellectual property, and health insurance.

St. Olaf College – Marketing, Advertising and Digital Design (MADD) (listed in Handshake in fall, due in mid-October)

This cohort internship program provides opportunities for students who have an interest in careers within creative fields to learn about the fundamentals of Marketing, Advertising, and Digital Design, analyze and dissect case studies, and develop their own personal projects. During MADD teamwork, students will work with St. Olaf’s Marketing and Communications department to strategize and develop a real, inquiry-to-prospect marketing campaign for a campus partner.