Student Opportunities


Prizes are awarded annually to history students in recognition of scholastic achievements, accomplishments and proficiency.


Honors projects provide an opportunity for students to integrate their education and focus it via a significant research and writing project, including a challenging oral defense.


The History Department has funding available to help defray expenses incurred by students for their research projects.

Jobs and Internships

The Twin Cities are a valuable resource, and students work in many local archives, including the Minnesota Historical Society, Immigration History Research Center, Social Welfare History Archives, YMCA National Archives, and Jewish Historical Archive.

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 Two New Internship Opportunities Shared by Macalester CDC

11/23/2015 Free Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program Summer Course
The University of Minnesota hosts a free LSAT prep course called Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program (MPLS) each summer. Here are the course highlights:

  • 10 week course that meets twice a week in the evenings from end of May/beginning of June through August, taught by a Kaplan instructor, at the Minnesota Law campus in Minneapolis.
  • The course also includes helpful info sessions and the opportunity to meet with the Minnesota Law Admissions department, Career Services, and current students & alumni.
  • The course is free to participants but does require a $100 seat deposit (fully refundable if the participant successfully completes the course).
  • Interested students can apply for MPLS beginning January 1 and will find the details on the website here:

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.

11/18/2015 Council for European Studies Calls for Applications:

  • The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and includes a $25,000 stipend, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focusing on topics in European Studies in the humanities. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 26, 2016For more information, click here.
  • The Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities. CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 16, 2016. For more information, click here 

11/17/2015 The GESI Application is Now Open
The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study abroad program offered by Northwestern University. GESI is open to undergraduate students from all majors. Participants intern alongside local experts to implement collaborative work in small interdisciplinary teams in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, or Uganda. All students receive academic training in theories and tools of community development, as well as team dynamics and leadership. Summer: June 13 - August 18, 2016 or Fall: September 11 - December 10, 2016. For more information about the program, visit the 

    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.

    11/13/2015 Tufts Historical Review Seeking Student Papers 
    The Tufts Historical Review Editorial Board calls for submissions to their academic journal of global history that seeks to print papers of the highest caliber. The Board seeks articles – between 2,500 and 8,000 words – that explore the theme "Shadows" from a diverse array of perspectives.
    Submissions are due January 21, 2016, and should be submitted to Please refer to this document for more information.

    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.

    11/10/2015 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 Call for Papers for Hemispheres
    Hemispheres, the Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs, one of the oldest undergraduate journals in the field, is now accepting submissions relating to this year’s theme of Emerging Actors. Submissions should be research articles, approximately 5000-8000 words, written by undergraduates in a broad range of fields relevant to international affairs. To view paper requirements and guidelines, please visit To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Submission Deadline: December 22, 2015.

    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

    11/08/2015 MOVEMENTS @ MAC
    The Department of Multicultural Life presents a Trenzas event: MOVEMENTS @ MAC
    Friday, November 13th at 7:00 PM, The Cultural House (37 Macalester Street) A gallery and discussion reflecting on the history and future of student activism at Macalester, featuring alumni interviews and Macalester  Archives artifacts. The gallery will look at protests and actions of solidarity that the Macalester community has organized, from the 1974 sit in protesting cuts in program funding for students of color, to the Mock Border Wall installed last fall. Light refreshments will be provided.

    11/06/2015 EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY Internships
    East Side Freedom Library is a newly organized educational and cultural institution which is repurposing the historic Carnegie library building formerly known as the Arlington Hills Public Library. ESFL’s mission is to collect Labor and Immigration History resources – books, visual art, music, and material objects, make them available to the community, and employ them in educational and cultural programs. These programs include lectures, discussions, workshops, classes, and performances. More information about ESFL can be found on the website, Contact Executive Director, Dr. Peter Rachleff; 651-774-8687, 651-230-3294,

    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

    10/30/2015  Graduate programs in History at Marquette University
    Marquette University offers graduate programs in History with M.A. and PhD degrees in early modern and modern European History and in United States history, as well as M.A. degrees in Medieval History and in Global Studies  Learn more about what they have to offer at their web site here.

    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

    10/21/2015 Masters Graduate Program at Minnesota State University Mankato
    To learn about the graduate programs offered at Minnesota State University Mankato, please see the letter linked here.

    10/19/2015: Call for Papers
    The editorial board of the Chicago Journal of History, an undergraduate publication for historical research at the University of Chicago, is accepting submissions for its Spring 2016 print and online edition until January 25th, 2015. Papers should be submitted to as an MS Word or PDF attachment (document title: "Last name+paper title") by January 25th, 2015. Inquiries and concerns can also be sent to this address. For more information about the journal and to read previous issues, visit

    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.


    Jemma Brown '11 won the Kathleen Rock Hauser Prize in Women's History.


    Peter Wright '11 interned as a breaking news reporter at The Oklahoman and for “Almanac” at Twin Cities Public Television