Career Planning & Internships

Allied Health students are highly encouraged to volunteer or conduct internships in the areas they plan on pursuing.

    Which career is right for me?

    • Visit the Mayo Health Careers Navigator to learn more about career paths in the health sciences.
    • My Health Career Navigator provides resources and information about health care careers and paid summer internships in health-related fields.
    • The Occupational Outlook Handbook contains job descriptions, education & training requirements, job outlook, earnings, and links to professional associations. 
    • Take a career aptitutde test using the Focus 2 icon on

    Career Planning

    • Refer to the AHS Google Drive Folder and learn more about your chosen area(s) of interest including the prerequisites for graduate programs.
    • Research graduate/training programs for those occupations in the by looking up programs using US News and World Report Graduate School Rankings
    • Discuss these options with your academic advisor to decide on the best direction. Amend your four-year academic plan as needed to meet graduate program prerequisites.
    • Visit Career Services for assistance in perfecting your resume and seeking internships.
    • Look up job opportunities on Handshake and meet with your advisor to connect with SMC alum to gain relevant experience.
    • Sign up for Linked in and connect with LinkedIn SMC for potential internship and shadowing opportunities.
    • Conduct an internship or volunteer to gain  experience and exposure to the work environment relating to you career path (see below).

    On Campus Health-related Volunteer Positions

    • Peer Advocacy for Wellness- Proactive health prevention and promotion at the Wellness Center, please contact Margaux Schindler (

    Paid Health Positions- apply in Nov for summer positions

    Clinical Volunteer Opportunities

    Premed Internships


      Networking Opportunities

      • Handshake- Join to access the SMC Alumni Directory for potential internship and shadowing opportunities.
      • LinkedIn SMC provides a listing of alumni that can be contacted for potential internship and shadowing opportunities.

        Graduate School Resources

        Allopathic Med (MD)

        Osteopathic Med (OD)


        Occupational Therapy



        Physical Therapy

        Physician Assistant

        Public Health

        Vet Med