A variety of sources exist to support paid learning experiences for Macalester students. In addition to gaining a deep understanding of subject matter, and acquiring skills essential to graduate school and post-graduation employment, the experience itself is often exhilarating. Many projects result in the opportunity to present findings at regional or national conferences; some students also the get the opportunity to publish their results. Talking to your advisor and your professors about research opportunities is a good first step.
Programs that require student initiated applications for the summer of 2019 are listed below. Follow links for more information and details about the application process.
|Program Name||Application Deadline (2019)|
|Mac//STARTUP. MacStartups is a 10-week fully-immersive summer incubator program open to current Macalester students. Working in a team of 2-3, students spend the summer using their creativity and super-powers to tackle a problem they’re passionate about solving while connecting with the Twin Cities entrepreneurship community.||February 22|
|LiveIt Program. The Live it Dream it program provides funding for entrepreneurial projects with awards ranging from $500-$2000 in J-Term, followed by an opportunity to apply for summer funding of up to $10,000.||February 3|
|Macalester Summer Internship Grants (MSIG). Summer internships offer robust learning/work experiences that help students advance their academic interests and careers. In the summer of 2019 the MSIG program will provide grants to students to do 10-week unpaid internships anywhere in the world. This funding is meant to help defray living costs for the duration of the unpaid internship, including housing, travel, food, etc.- 3 types of grants are available.||March 25|
|MacNest. MacNest is a summer internship program where students receive funding for unpaid internships with Twin Cities startups. Students will receive $5,000 to work 35 hours a week, receive free on-campus housing, and attend Thursday morning career development workshops to connect the internship experience to vocation.||February 10|
|Graduate School Exploration Fellowship (GSEF). This program provides underrepresented students the opportunity to consider graduate study, research, and/or teaching careers. In addition to mentoring by a Macalester faculty member, selected participants are eligible for a paid summer research opportunity following their junior year at a Big Academic Alliance Institution or the University of Chicago. In addition, participants are eligible for graduate school visit assistance funds during their senior year (up to $1,000.00 per Fellow) and assistance for scholarly-related activities (up to $250.00 per Fellow)||March 15|
|Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF). Participants conduct an individual research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor during their junior and senior years. Over the summer, students enroll in a weekly two-credit seminar led by the MMUF faculty coordinator. Participants also receive travel support to attend an annual regional conference. Fellows also receive continued support as they pursue a doctorate through a targeted series of grants and seminars, beginning with the early stages of graduate school and continuing through the post-Ph.D. years.||March 15|
|Olin-Rice Hub coordinated opportunties.
|Davis Projects for Peace||January 11|
|Chuck Green Program.||October 15, 2018|
|Departmental Supported Summer Awards.||varies.|
- In addition, Macalester faculty also have the opportunity to apply for Collaborative Summer Research (CSR) funds that supports student-faculty collaborative research during the summer. Faculty can contact Paul Overvoorde (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Dean of the Faculty for more information.
- Examples of Past Projects