By Federico Burlon ’10
International Studies, Political Science
London School of Economics
Macalester’s setting, halfway between the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis, provides great access to internships.
In my four years at Mac, I interned with several organizations, including:
- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Community Affairs program, researched home ownership patterns on American Indian reservations in Minnesota and surrounding states
Led to a co-authored paper with my supervisor that was published in the Bank's Community Dividend
- Grassroots Solutions
a firm in Minneapolis that provides consulting services in the areas of organizing and advocacy, worked on climate change and sustainable food issues
- The Advocates for Human Rights
worked with asylum seekers and immigrants in deportation proceedings
Since graduation, I have gone on to the master’s program in human rights at the London School of Economics, and my internships were instrumental in this plan for my future.