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, internship opening notices, recruiting, grad and study away program notices, and more; in reverse order, with the most recent notices at the top:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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


More Opportunities

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.

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.