University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

How to Get Involved

Prototyping Supplies for Innovation

Become part of the innovation process at the Bakken MDC.

Internship Program- 2020 Bakken MDC Internship Program Canceled due to COVID-19


Due to the current status of COVID-19, the Bakken MDC internship leadership team has carefully decided to cancel the 2020 Bakken MDC Internship Program for this summer. While we are saddened by this decision, we believe it is of utmost importance to take the proper measures to stop the spread of the virus.

Feel free to reach out to Steve or Cara with any questions you may have about the program. Thank you for your interest in the program and good luck!



Medical Device Projects

The Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center (Bakken MDC) is accepting medical design concepts that need to be realized. Projects must be realizable within a reasonable time span and all funding for materials must be provided by the project administrator. Project submissions will be reviewed by the Bakken MDC staff and matched with student interns who have experience or are interested in the project's scope within medical devices. Initial meetings will be facilitated by the Bakken MDC staff. However, the administrator of the project will be responsible for supervising student work and monitoring the progress of the project. Interested parties can submit their projects. HERE


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