Student Opportunities

We offer stimulating and challenging classes, but learning opportunities for students extend well beyond the classroom. Our students study abroad, pursue internships, and participate in a variety of research experiences. These activities can be undertaken during the semester, over the summer, or during January. Consult with your adviser early and often to find the best opportunities for your interests and long term plans.

Opportunity Updates

Calls for papers (C), internships (I), job opportunities (J), grad programs (G), fellowships (F), research/project opportunities (R), scholarships (S), workshops (W), events (E), and study away notices (A); in reverse order, with the most recent notices at the top. Active items are listed in bold:

(I) 2/8/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
MassMoCA Internship Summer 2016. Deadline March 7th See flier here.
Metropolitan Council Internship Program
Summer 2016. Deadline February 29th See more here
Leadership and the American Presidency Internship Program Summer 2016. Deadline June 1st See flier here.

(W) 2/8/2016 Center for Hellenic Studies Information Fluency in Classics Workshop
This workshop introduces undergraduates to important sources of information for the study of classics and to develop their ability to access, evaluate, and manage resources in a variety of formats. Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors majoring in Classics, Classical Studies, or related fields. Deadline is May 1, 2016. See more at:

(J&F) 2/3/2016 Job and/or Fellowship Opportunity With Environment America
Right now, Environment America is looking for smart, talented candidates for their fellowship program or digital campaign team. These are full-time paid positions that start August 2016. Application deadline is March 1. To learn more about the positions and apply visit:

(G) 2/2/2016 New York University Graduate Program in European and Mediterranean Studies
NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year with degree options such as: M.A. in European and Mediterranean Studies & Journalism, M.A. in European and Mediterranean Studies & Library and Information Science, and M.A. in European and Mediterranean Studies & an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies. See more here.

(R&A) 2/1/2016 Archaeology of the Roman Frontier
ARCHAEOTEK is offering the following summer field opportunities in Roman field archaeology in Transylvania (Romania) – see attached fliers or visit for more information.

(C) 1/22/2016 Call for Papers- Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup at the University of Michigan
The Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup at the University of Michigan is organizing a conference on Migration and Mobility: Permanent and persistent movements of people, March 18-19, 2016 and are accepting submissions of 15 to 20 minute papers. Deadline to submit is February 5th. See more here.

(A) 1/15/2016 Summer Field School in Italy
To learn about an archaeological field school opportunity, “Villa of the Antonines,” from July 3-30, 2016 see their flier here.

(I) 1/12/2016 Macalester Internship Office
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these oportunities:
International Business Development Internship ­ Summer/Fall 2016. See the posting here.
Museum Studies Internship ­ Summer/Fall 2016. See the posting here.
New Sector Alliance Fellowship applications are due February 1, 2016. See the posting here.

(E) 1/4/2016  New Exhibition at The Museum of Russian Art
Olexa Bulavitsky: Immigrant Experiences and Ukrainian-American Art, January 30, 2016 – July 3, 2016.
View the exhibition flier here.

(E) 12/30/2015 Spring 2016 AIA-MN Talks
Thursday, February 11,
6pm, Pieter Broucke, “A Roman Architect at Work: Apollodoros of Damascus and the Design of the Pantheon,” at the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota.
Thursday, February 18, at 6pm: Alex Knodell, "Crossroads and Boundaries in an Ancient Greek Borderland: Regional Survey with the Mazi Archaeological Project," in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Macalester College
Saturday, April 9, at 11am: John Hale, “CLEOPATRA: An Archaeological Perspective on Egypt’s Last Pharaoh,” in the Pillsbury Auditorium at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Events are free, but you must order tickets in advance at 612-870-6323 or Tickets are available beginning March 1, 2016. See the flier here

(R) 12/16/2015 Local Summer Field Schools offered by the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota will be offering two local field schools in Summer 2016.  Both are located less than an hour from the Twin Cities, they are opportunities to learn field excavation techniques in a small group environment.

  • ANTH 3221-001, Field Investigations of the Sheffield Site: Oneota archaeology in the St. Croix Valley,will be held from June 27 - July 22, Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am - 4:30pm.  Please contact Dr. Ed Fleming at for more information.
  • ANTH 3221-002Field School in Archaeological Survey and Excavation, will be held at Peterson Farm and Fort Snelling. The field school will run from May 23 - June 10.  Please contact Prof. Kat Hayes for more information.

(A) 12/14/2015 Summer Archaeological Field School in Greece
The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) and Sunoikisis announce the 2016 Archaeological Program at Kenchreai, the port of Corinth in southern Greece. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the website here.

(J) 12/10/2015 Long Term Latin Substitute Position at Nova Classical Academy
Nova currently has a number of job opportunities available, including that of Lunch Monitor and Long Term Latin Substitute. If you are interested in working with an amazing team that tirelessly supports our students, as well as those who directly impact them and the larger learning community, please contact Melissa Hernandez at for next steps. Referrals are also welcome.

(A) 12/3/2015 Paideia Institute 2016 Summer Programs In Living Latin and Greek
The Paideia Institute announces summer programming in classics for 2016.  Paideia Institute programs provide intimate experiences of Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature among the most beautiful and inspiring sites of the classical world.  Paideia's Living Latin and Greek programs feature the active use of Latin and Greek as spoken languages. Undergraduate and graduate credits are available. Alumni of Paideia Programs are eligible for the Paideia Rome Fellowship, a fully funded, year-long post graduate fellowship in Rome. For more information, or to request an application, visit the website

(E) 12/2/2015 Macalester Alum Phillip Sellew Lecture on the Oxyrynchus Papyri
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6pm: Philip Sellew, “Resurrecting Early Christian Lives: Digging in Papyri in a Digital Age,” in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Learn more about the lecture at this blog  or see this poster. And here's a fun Radiolab podcast about it, and the Ancient Lives crowdsourcing website for anyone who wants to try their hand at helping translate the fragments!

(E) 11/30/2015 Three Local Documentaries about Iraq Premiering at Macalester Dec. 7
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) will premiere three new short documentaries on December 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m., in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College. The three new documentaries, written and directed by Twin Cities-based Iraqi refugees, are the latest installment of IARP's ongoing Iraqi Voices initiative. See the Iraqi Voices press release here.

(S) 11/23/2015 Critical Language Scholarship, includes Arabic
The 2016 Critical Language Scholarship application deadline is 7:59 PM, Monday Nov 23, 2015.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers scholarships in fourteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
The application is available online at: If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Center for Study Away, 651-696-6310

(I) 11/20/2015 World Without Genocide Internship
World Without Genocide, a nonprofit in Saint Paul, has an opening for a social media and graphic design intern. View the position description here.

(A) 11/16/2015 Summer Field School in Jordan
Institute for Field Research Global (IFR) offers a summer 2016 field school in Jordan, July 14 -August 18. The fee  includes credit via UCLA.  The $4650 fee also includes 1.5 days at Petra with a stop at the Dana Reserve camp, as well as trips to Jerash, the Desert Castles, Amman and Madaba's archaeological park.  The fee does not include airfare. Learn more at their web site here.

(C) 11/16/2015 Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium
The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. invites undergraduate students to share their research on Greek 4th Century Literature or Latin Neronian Literature in a workshop setting at the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 4-6, 2016. Students' papers and videos of their presentations are published in the online Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Journal (ISSN 2373-5937). Application Deadline: December 11, 2015 Apply now at For more information, please visit the Sunoikisis website.

(I) 11/16/2015 Metropolitan Council Urban Scholars Program
The Metropolitan Council is looking for students to participate their Urban Scholars Program. The program is a 13-week PAID summer internship and leadership development program for low income, students with disabilities, and/or students of color. The program will provide college students with a distinctive professional experience focused on gaining essential leadership skills, and creating career pathways to positions of influence in public service.
There will be a presentation / q&a session at Macalester Thursday, Nov. 19th at 4:45 pm, CC 215.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.

(J&I) 11/11/2015 Macalester Career Development Center Job & Internship Fair Info Sessions
Employers are reviewing resumes now! Attend an info session to learn all your need to know about the Job & Internship Fair. Now is also a good time to register to attend the Fair.

(A) 11/11/2015 Field Schools in Transylvania: Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Museology, Geophysics
Summer field opportunities in field archaeology and bioarchaeology in Transylvania (Romania) visit for more information, or contact . All projects are open to both credit and non-credit participants. For pictures and perspectives from past participants, visit their Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.

(R) 11/10/2015 Civic Engagement Center Project Funding:

  • The Davis Projects for Peace initiative allows students to spend the summer of 2016 carrying out a grass-roots project for peace, anywhere in the world. Receive $10,000 for your peace project. For information regarding the Projects for Peace application process, etc, see the Institute for Global Citizenship website. Applications are due 8am January 15, 2016.
  • Students are encouraged to apply for an Action Fund grant. Receive up to $1,000 to collaborate with community members on a project to fulfill unmet needs of Twin Cities’ communities.  Details and application information available on Civic Engagement Center website.

(I) 11/10/2015 The Global Internship Program, London, Los Angeles & New York
City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career.
Learn more about City Internships here.

(J) 11/04/2015 OATI Career Opportunities
OATI is an energy software solution provider located in NE Minneapolis. They are seeking entry-level candidates for all positions. They are looking for students across a wide variety of majors and interests.  For more details on career opportunities, see Available Positions at a glance: Administrative Assistant, Communication Specialists, Software Developers, Electrical Engineers, Customer Systems Analyst, Desktop Support Technician. Please email or call 763.201.2026 with questions.

(J) 11/03/2015 Discover a Museum Career
The American Association of Museums posts national and international museum jobs in: Curating, Education, Development, Exhibitions, Marketing and Communications and more.
See Link: American Associate of Museums - Jobs and Career Resources

(E) 10/28/2016 Click here to view a note from the AIA-MN about several upcoming events, including these two on our campus:
A talk by Dr. Kate Grillo entitled "Ethnography and (Unexpected) Archaeology of Herding Societies in Eastern Africa," on Friday, October 30, 4:00 pm, Neill Hall 226.
And Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6pm: Philip Sellew (Macalester Classics alumnus), “Resurrecting Early Christian Lives: Digging in Papyri in a Digital Age,” in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center.

(J&I) 10/22/2015 Teaching/Education/Writing Jobs & Internships Bulletin from Macalester's Career Development Career
Click on this link for a list of options provided by our CDC.

(F) 10/22/2015 Master Teaching Fellows Program at Wake Forest
Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina offers a one-year master's degree and teacher licensure program. The program has a merit-based scholarship package for  admitted students, with a resulting tuition of around $7,000 tuition for the entire program. Applications for the Master Teacher Fellows program are due on January 15, 2016. For more information about the program, see the web site at and/or e-mail Adam Friedman at

(R) 10/21/2015: Macalester Community Public Art and Engagement Project
“Here and There: Bicycles in Recognition of Refugee Resilience” Join the Macalester community on Thursday, October 29th, in a one-day public art and engagement project recognizing refugee journeys from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria to seek asylum in Europe. Cycling across borders allows refugees to avoid bans on pedestrian border crossings, and to avoid prohibitions against: the use of public transit, and motorists transporting people who do not have visas. These refugee journeys end with a pile of confiscated bikes at the borders. You can participate by bringing your bicycle and lock to build our own bike pile. Just drop your bike off at Old Main Lawn between 8am and 10am on Thursday, October 29th.  Bikes will be monitored by IGC Staff and Campus Security throughout the day. Please contact Pia Mingkwan at with any questions.

(G) 10/09/2015: Master of Arts in Management
The School of Business at Wake Forest University offers a 10-month Master of Arts in Management program.  Offering an on-campus information session on Wednesday, October 14th, Campus Center 204, 4:45-5:45 pm.