The Network Works
Knowledge. Experience. Networking. Of these valuable components of a Macalester education, networking may be the most nebulous. Here’s an example.
Rachel Swanson ’15 did an internship 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska, using skills learned from Ethnographic Interviewing.
United Nations Intern
After sending an email to a Macalester alumnus she’d never met, Jolena Zabel ’16 spent the summer in Washington, D.C., interning with the United Nations Population Fund.
Spiritual Meets Medical
An interest in Islam led Marni Schreiber ’14 to a project helping hospitals meet the needs of diverse populations.
Kwame Gayle ’11 Heads to Botswana as Princeton in Africa Fellow.
Microsoft, Hearst Publishing, United Nations…
A Sense of Place
Connecting students to the community is a growing part of Macalester’s mission.
The Fire Department and Facebook
Courtney Nussbaumer ’13 recently worked as a social media intern for the St. Paul Fire Department.
Understanding the role geography plays in community health led Carey Hert ’13 to play with her food with a Minneapolis community
Interning for the Bureau
Working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension gave Collin Calvert ’13 a new outlook on law enforcement.
A Peek at Public Health
When a meningitis outbreak occurred, intern Alexia Malaga ’14 watched Minnesota Department of Health workers spring into action.
Fossils at the Smithsonian
Alexandra Lawrence ’14 interned at the National Museum of Natural History, creating replicas of 75 million-year-old fossils.
The artistic proposal of Macalester’s Jeesun Choi ’13 was one of five chosen for Red Eye Theater’s Works in Progress series.
Over spring break, more than a dozen Mac students met with Macalester alumni working in the government and nonprofit sectors in Washington, D.C.
Fighting for Human Rights
Brittany Landorf writes, "I wrote about a shadow report on human rights abuses using small arms and light weapons in Armenia and Kenya.”
Aiding African Enterprise
Chuck Green Fellow Anja Crowder ’13 created online banking options for entrepreneurial African immigrants.
Through connecting with the Mac alumni network, Mara Robertson ’12 defined her career path.
Through an internship, Joel Mandella ’14 made it easier for electric vehicle drivers to find charging stations.
Thanks to his Serbian language skills, Petar Petrovic ’14 was able to combine study abroad with an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Hannah Fishman ’13 has been fascinated with Middle-East diplomacy since high school. Macalester helped her study in Jordan before interning at the State Department.
Students to Silicon Valley
In January, 10 students went to Silicon Valley to practice networking—and get a sneak peek at life after Mac.
Using their college-honed skills, two Mac theater majors help St. Paul high school drama students find their voice.
Entry Level at eBay
What began as an elevator conversation turned into an internship and then a job offer for Michael Costigan. This summer he’ll be working full time at eBay as a business analyst.
Salman Haji’s dedication to his goal—fluency in Arabic—earned him a coveted Critical Language Scholarship from the State Dept. for study in Jordan.
Through recent museum internships, Elizabeth Allen ’13 has blended her interests in history and art and found a new passion for public history.
Most Macalester students choose to do internships in the Twin Cities, but these three students went for more exotic locales.
Language of Adoption
Silka Schreiber ’13 puts her Mandarin skills to the test helping Americans adopt children from China.
Interning with the MPCA
Michael Galgay ’14 studied urban forests with the MPCA.
Shawn Green '13 studied abroad in London to attend the war studies program at King's College.
Helping Global Farmers
Compatible Technology Institute intern Brianna Besch ’13 learns how innovative tools—like the bicycle-powered potato slicer—help poor farmers get enough to eat.
Will Steger Intern
Meeting acclaimed polar explorer and climate change activist Will Steger was a highlight of Mark Riegel’s internship.
Internship in Palestine
Hannah McIntire ’13 interned for a second summer with the NGO Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO).
Helping alum Dan Rippy ’89 develop a website for adult learners whetted Ben Bernard’s appetite for entrepreneurship.
An English Major Interns
By doing two publishing internships, Becky Schultz ’13 has helped shape and define her own career goals.
Ag Secretary's Intern
Computer Career Pathfinder
A Macalester alumnus guided Adam Oien ’10 to a computer science class, an internship—and then to a job at his company.
Teaching philosophy to 8- and 9-year-olds at St. Paul’s West 7th Community Center was the unconventional way that Vivian Ihekoronye ’13 (St. Paul) spent her summer.
State Department Summer
Anne Huber ’14 landed an internship at the U.S. embassy in Lisbon.
Kids Cancer Research
Studying pediatric skin cancers was transformative for pre-med student Beatrice Brumley ’13.
Exploring Health Professions
Taylor Fellowships give students a taste of their own kind of medicine.
Working for Human Rights Watch, Omar El Zoheiry ’13 dealt with the fallout from the Egyptian revolution.
Excelling at Xcel
Simbarashe Musasa’s internship with a Fortune 500 company resulted from an econometrics paper.
Allison Einolf ’13 set sail this summer into a changing climate.
Now a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Minneapolis, Baier talks about Macalester's Economics Department and how she found her passion.
Jay Schwartz is fascinated by the complex interactions of primates, so he jumped at the chance to join Minnesota Zoo researchers in an observational research project involving macaques.
Herself a Russian immigrant, Marina Test ’10 now helps first-generation college students with financial literacy.
Football Meets Robotics
When football player Jesse Russell ’14 met robotics executive and Mac gridiron veteran Andrew Borene ’98, the result was a natural friendship—and a paid internship.
When she took an internship at an arts nonprofit, Cecilia Martinez-Miranda ’13 didn’t know she’d end up helping it stay afloat.
Among the Treasures
Hilary Schroeder interned at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.