Prizes and Awards

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

Honors Program

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.

Research Funding

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

Opportunity Updates

​Our department is often asked to share information ​from other organizations with our students. We consolidate that information here for your convenience. However we have not thoroughly researched every one of these announcements. If you are considering any opportunity listed here, exercise caution, and if you have questions, please talk with a faculty member in the department.

Calls for papers (C), internship openings (I), job opportunities (J), grad programs (G), fellowships (F), research/project opportunities (R), events (E), and study away programs (A); in reverse order, with the most recent notices at the top. Active items are listed in bold:

(I) 12/20/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings

The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:

(C) 12/12/2016 Spring 2017 Chicago Journal of History Call for Submissions
The Chicago Journal of History, the University of Chicago’s undergraduate journal for research in history and the social sciences, is accepting submissions for the upcoming Spring 2017 Edition.  Open to young scholars from top research universities in both the United States and the international community, the Chicago Journal of History is publishing its Spring Edition of the 2016-2017 academic year.  Papers should be submitted to the  as an MS Word or PDF attachment (document title: "Last name + paper title") by Friday February 15th, 2016. Please be sure to format citations in the Chicago style and include a works cited page.

(J) 12/12/2016 Edina Historical Society Job Openings
The Edina Historical Society is seeking two contract Curatorial Assistants to do an inventory of our permanent collection which consists of approximately 15,000 artifacts. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates and Graduate students. The positions are contract based for one year.  For more information about the duties of the jobs and how to apply, see the Edina Historical Society Job Description Flyer.  

(C) 12/6/2016 Call for Paper Submissions to the Tufts Historical Review
The Tufts Historical Review is an academic journal of global history that seeks both undergraduate and graduate papers of the highest caliber. This year, the journal will be centered around the theme of Legends. Submissions are due by 31 January 2017.  For more information see the Tufts Historical Review Submissions Guidelines Flyer.

(G) 12/6/2016 MA/PHD Programs at in Comparative History at Central European University
Students applying by February 1, 2017, will be considered for generous scholarships and tuition awards.  Students interested in pursuing an MA program or a PhD program in Comparative History at Central European University should apply.  Find more information about the application process and the program itself at the Comparative History Graduate Programs at CEU Website

(G) 12/6/2016 Collaborative MA Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Toronto
Housed within the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Canada’s premier research university, the Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (MAPS) provides an interdisciplinary scholarly approach to the region and facilitates learning and intellectual exchange within a small group setting. Students are provided with advanced training in traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary expertise in historical and social science studies, laying the groundwork for doctoral study or global careers in government, business, or NGOs. Apply by February 1 for the September 2017 program.  To find out more about the program and how to apply visit the MA in Asia-Pacific at U of Toronto Website. 

(C) 12/6/2016 Call for Submissions in the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism Founded in 2002, CJLC acts as an interdisciplinary forum centered around literature, culture, and politics. The journal is published once a year and includes articles, reviews, interviews, and original artwork.The forthcoming issue will explore the theme of CONSUMPTION.  To find out more about how to submit pieces or look at previous publications, see the CJLC Website. 

(I) 12/6/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings

The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:

(C) 11/30/2016 Gateway History Journal of Washington University in St. Louis Call for Papers
Gateway History Journal, an academic journal of global history that seeks undergraduate papers of the highest caliber would like to invite all students in the history program to submit essays.  They are looking for papers of 10-30 pages of length on any topic, region, or time period. Submissions are due by 13 January 2017. For more information about submissions see the Gateway CFP Flyer.  

(C) 11/29/2016 Tufts Hemispheres Call for Papers
The Tufts University Journal of International Affairs is calling for all papers related to the theme "Global Commons." The deadline to submit is January 26, 2017.  For more information contact:

(I) 11/22/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings

The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:

(I) 11/16/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings

The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:

(E) 11/10/2016  Chinese Music Concert November 12
 Chinese Music Concert to be held on Saturday, November 12.  Chinese Music Ensemble at Macalester, which consists of 8 to10 active student members.  Yue-Him of the History Department serves as  faculty advisor to this group.  The concert is at 1 pm, Saturday, Nov. 12 in the Chapel.  For more information see the Chinese Music Concert Flyer.

(G) 11/10/2016 Museum Studies Grad Program at University of Kansas
At the University of Kansas, Museum Studies is a rigorous academic discipline that prepares students to become leaders in this rapidly changing field. Students have opportunities to gain real-world experience in our highly regarded on-campus museums. Museum Studies at KU is an affordable program designed to draw upon a wide range of student interests and abilities.  Find out more about the program in the KU Museum Studies Program Flyer.  

(E) 11/4/2016 World Without Genocide Talk, December 6th
World Without Genocide will host a talk by Scott Straus, Ph.D., internationally-known genocide prevention expert, on Tuesday, December 6, from 7:00-9:00 pm at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul. For information about the speakers and tickets see the WWG Prevention Talk Flier.  

(L) 10/31/2016 MacConnect In San Francisco and Washington DC 2017
​​​​Macalester College offers sophomore/junior/senior students the opportunity to explore careers and connections with alumni in select cities via the MacConnect Program. Trips are made possible through collaboration of Macalester Career Development Center (CDC), Alumni Relations, and Advancement Offices.  Students from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. This trip benefits Macalester as it offers a collaborative opportunity for alumni to share their expertise with current students, and students to serve as ambassadors of the College. Applications are now open. Deadline to apply for either trip is November 11, 4:30 pm. For more information about the San Francisco trip see the SF MacConnect Flyer and for more information about the DC trip, see the DC MacConnect Flyer.

(G) 10/29/2017 Oral History MA Program at Columbia University 
Columbia University is now opening its applications for its Oral History MA Program as well as corresponding fellowships and scholarships. Applications for Fall 2017 will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on November 15, 2016 through June 1, 2017. The priority deadline is March 1, 2017. For more information, see the Columbia University Oral History Website.

(I) 10/26/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
Intergovernmental Relations Internship at Mayor Coleman's Office- Spring 2017, Paid. Applications Due November 4th 
Marketing Research Intern at Minnesota's Brownfields- Spring 2017.  Applications Due December 9th 
Teaching Internship at Northfield Mount Hermon- Summer 2017.  Applications Due February 2, 2017

(I) 10/25/2016 World Without Genocide Internship
World Without Genocide has an internship available for the spring 2017 semester. The description and application deadline can be found in the attached WWW Advocacy and Outreach Intern Flyer

(I) 10/25/2016 Intern with Senator Amy Klobuchar
The Washington and Minneapolis offices of Senator Amy Klobuchar are currently accepting internship applications for the 2017 spring session. An internship with the Senator’s office is a terrific chance for students to gain first-hand experience with both the legislative process and constituent services in the United States Senate.  For more information about the internship, visit Senator Klobuchar's Internship Website.

(E) 10/25/2016 Student Research Symposium at the Museum of Russian Art
The Museum of Russian Art are having a Call for Participants for the Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium. This will take place at the Museum of Russian Art in February 2017.  The symposium will center around research that is connected to Russian culture broadly defined.  Students who would like to find out more can see the MRA Symposium Flyer and e-mail the coordinator at at  

(E) 10/25/2016 Carney, Sandoe & Associates Visiting Macalester
There will be an on-campus informational session on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m. (in Campus Center Room 215) with informational interviews on November 3 (in the Career Center). Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and internationally.If students would like to apply for an interview, they should attend the info session. 

(I) 10/19/2016 Minnesota Historical Society Internships
The Minnesota Historical Society has recently posted many relevant internships!  The deadline for upcoming spring internships is October 31.  All the internship postings can be found at the Minnesota Historical Society Internship Website. 

(G) 10/19/2016 Dual MA/MSc Program at Columbia University & the London School of Economics
Earn a MA degree in International and World History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics after graduating Macalester! For more information about applying and the program itself see the MA Program at Columbia and LSE Flyer. 

(C) 10/13/2016 Call for Papers for Carleton's Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies
UJHS is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes student research in the humanities and social sciences. In past issues, they’ve published works that tackle topics from the student loan market for Muslim-Americans to orientalism in Curious George, tiny homes, and the racialization of poverty.  They are now looking to expand the journal to include the work of Macalester students. To learn more and submit papers see the UJHS Website.

(E) 10/13/2016 Immigration History Research Center Event
The Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is hosting a special keynote talk by Professor Emeritus Albert Camarillo (History, Stanford University). Professor Camarillo is an expert on Chicano and Mexican American history. He is coming to the Minneapolis to discuss his current research on American urban history that compares the experiences of European and Asian immigrants, African Americans, and Mexican Americans from 1850-1950. This event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6PM in the Elmer L Andersen Library on the UMN West Bank campus. See the IHRC Talk Flyer for more information.

(F) 10/13/2016 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program at U of M
Humphrey School of Public Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JSI) at the University of Minnesota is a fully-funded, seven-week academic and experiential learning program open to U.S. students who are entering their senior year of undergraduate study. It is part of the national Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program, which is committed to promoting the inclusion of underrepresented groups in master's degree programs and careers in public service. Applications are due November 1st.  Learn more and apply at the PPIA Junior Summer Institute Website. 

(F) 10/13/2016 The Horizons Fellowship
The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. No computer science background needed and we invite liberal arts students to apply! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce, Optimizely, and D.E. Shaw engineers, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile (iOS and Android) and desktop applications. We have a 4-month spring program and a 3-month summer program in San Francisco, Boston, and Philadelphia. To apply and find out more see The Horizons Fellowship Website.  

(E) 10/10/2016 Teach For America Info Session
Interested in teaching after graduation? Check out Teach for America! Teach for America is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating educational inequity by filling teaching vacancies in low-income schools across the country with recent college graduates. Come learn more about the organization this Thursday (October 13th) from 11:30-12:30pm in CC 215! (Free cookies and lemonade will be provided). Find out more: Teach for American Info Session Flyer

(E) 10/10/2016 Germany's Two Genocides: From the Herero to the Holocaust
World Without Genocide is hosting an event on Tuesday, November 1 at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, about the genocide of the Herero and the Holocaust. For more information, see the WWG Herero to Holocaust Talk Flyer.

(I) 10/10/2016 Penumbra Theater Intern
The Penumbra Theater is seeking an intern to assist in their Oral History Project.  For more information, see the Penumbra Theater Intern Flyer

(G) 10/10/2016 Master's Degree in Education at Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is now offering a one-year program that offers both a master's degree as well as teacher licensure.  For more information see the Department Chair Description of the Program as well as the WFU MA in Education Flyer.

(E) 10/10/2016 North Star Connect: Museum Studies Networking at St. Thomas
There will be a speed networking event with a panel of established museum professionals coming up at the University of St. Thomas the evening of October 27th.  This event will be free and geared toward students. Event will start at 6 PM and be located in the Anderson Student Center: 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105.

(E) 10/4/2016 Erik Lyle Talk
Curator an editor of Streetopia will be giving a talk at Macalester on Thursday, October 13 at 5:00 – 6:30pm in Neill 401.

(G) 9/23/2016 MA Program in European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU 
Applications for Fall 2017 are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Tuition scholarships will also be offered to candidates accepted to the MA program. It is recommended to apply as soon as possible, as funds are limited.In addition to courses offered by the CEMS Department, graduate students may take classes with a European/Mediterranean focus offered by other departments—including, but not limited to, history, politics, anthropology, cinema studies, French studies, Italian studies, Irish studies, and many other disciplines.  Students may also take courses at other NYU schools—such as the School of Law or Graduate School of Public Service—as well as at Columbia University, through a special Consortium agreement existing between the two institutions. For more information like how to apply, see the MA in European and Mediterranean Studies NYU Flyer.  

(I) 9/21/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
D. E. Shaw & Co.,

Minnesota Department of Human Services

(E) 9/21/2016 Karin Velez at the Honors Lecture Series at the University of Minnesota 
Professor Karin Velez will be presenting at the University of Minnesota’s Honors Lecture Series, “Six Women, Six Topics, Six Perspectives” on Monday, September 26, at 7 pm, in the Ted Mann Concert Hall (West Bank). Her talk will be "Well-Behaved Women (and Animals) Seldom Make History: Questioning Behavior Standards in the History of Religion." Tickets are $7 for non-UMN students, but come talk to Herta in the History Department for help with tickets. For the full lineup at the series, the the Honors Lecture Series Flyer.  

(C) 9/12/2016 Journal of Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Call for Papers 
The Journal is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2016 issue. It seeks to publish the world's premier undergraduate work related to international themes. Submissions generally range in length from 5 to 20 pages, but may be longer. Submissions must not have been published in any other publication. Current undergraduates and recent graduates (one semester out or less) are eligible to submit their work. To submit your work, email it as an attachment to Submissions must be received by Sunday October 9th, 2016 at 11:59 pm CST.

(F) 8/31/2016 The Archaeological Institute of America Funding Opportunities
The Archaeological Institute of America offers a range of funding opportunities, including fellowships, publication grants, scholarships and travel grants—plus the Site Preservation grants and awards, and the Cotsen Excavation Grants.  Further information can be found on the AIA’s website at  Fall deadlines coming up for many of the programs. See their fellowship flier here. And see their grant flier here.

(I) 8/25/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute Editorial Intern Fall 2016- Applications Due September 30th

Minnesota's Children Museum:

Exhibits Development Group:

(I) 8/15/2016 WWG Fall Internship Opportunities
World Without Genocide has internship opportunities for this fall

  • Advocacy and Program Intern- (Fall 2016)- Work in the WWG headquarters to provide organizational and administrative support for advocacy initiatives and programming and generate community-based support for city, state, and national action. Applications due August, 2016. For more info: WWG A&P Intern Flier
  • Program and Operations Institute Intern- (Fall 2016) Student will participate in critical thinking and reflection activities, learn from experts and survivors, and build the skills to become a human rights leader.  For more info: WWG Institute Intern Flier

(F) 7/11/2016
American Public Media Group "Historically Black" Fellowship
This project is for an enterprising person with a passion for African American history and audio storytelling. APM Reports and The Washington Post are partnering to create a signature new podcast and related web materials to mark the opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. This fellowship position will assist with the production of the podcast and related media. More information here.

(I) 7/11/2016 Edina Historical Society Internships
The Edina Historical Society has opportunities for college students and recent grads looking to gain hands on experience in the museum field. Hours are flexible and can be completed for school credit. Positions are unpaid. See the Internship announcement here.

(C) 5/5/2016 Chicago Journal of History, the University of Chicago’s undergraduate journal for historical research, is accepting submissions for the upcoming Autumn 2016 Edition.
There are no particular thematic restrictions. Most successful submissions range from 15 to 30 pages. Papers written for lectures and seminars, works produced in independent research, as well as B.A. theses are welcomed. Papers should be submitted to as an MS Word or PDF attachment (document title: "Last name + paper title") by Friday September 9th, 2016. Please be sure to format citations in the Chicago style and include a works cited page. For more information about the journal and to read our previous issues, please visit the website

(C) 4/29/2016 2016 Mentoring Conference: Call For Proposals
UNM Mentoring Institute invites  faculty, staff and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to send in  proposals that are informative and relevant to the field of developmental relationships, supported by theory and research. The term developmental relationship includes, but is not limited to mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship relationships. For important dates and deadlines check out their website: UNM Mentoring Conference Website

(I) 4/29/2016  Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
Strategic Campaign Research Internship w/ The NewsGuild of Communication Workers of America-
Paid, Starting May 11, 2016. Applications due May 6, 2016.  For more information, see the CWA NG Campaign Research Intern Flyer
Summer Analyst Intern with Alpha Sights (San Francisco)-
Summer 2016, Applications due May 30.  For more information see the: Summer Analyst Alpha Sights Intern

(J) 4/28/2016 New Philanthropy, Foundations, and Nonprofit Jobs Listen in MC2
MC2 Job number after job title

  • The Center For Effective Philanthropy - Cambridge, MA & San FranciscoCoordinator, Programming & External Relations 24700834
    Analyst--YouthTruth 24700861
    Analytics Engineer 24700839
  • National Science Foundation
    Statistician 24700907
  • MN Council of Nonprofits - Twin Cities, Multiple Locations
    18 positions!!!! FT/Paid, with placement in nonprofits many supporting ethnic and community building nonprofits.  Search MN Council for Nonprofits on MC2.
    Nonprofit Engagement Specialist - Nonprofits Assistance Fund 24700671
    Program Associate For Lao Assistance Center of MN - Minneapolis  24700667
    Evaluation & Communications Specialist - Dream of WIld Health 24700666
    Program, Development Coordinator at LegalCORPS - Entrepreneurs of Color 24700673
  • The Carnegie Foundation For The Advancement of Teaching
    Post Baccalaureate Fellows 2400835
  • Habitat For Humanity
    Multiple Postings / Multiple locations
    CS/UX and other disciplines
  • The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation - Minneapolis
    Educational Innovation Coordinator 2400642
    Youth Vocational Center Coordinator 24700643
  • Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute - St. Paul
    Community Outreach 24700903

(C) 4/27/2016 European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize
The European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is designed to encourage interest in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. Each prize winner will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in the European Studies Newsletter and on the Council’s social media sites. In addition, those prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration waiver for any conference in the three years following their award.  Nominations are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before May 30, 2016. See the ESU Paper Prize Flyer for more information

(E) 4/22/2016 Crossing Borders Event
Crossing Borders Activists in collaboration with Amnesty International Student Organization is holding a panel discussion highlighting “Policy Implications of the refugee crisis in Europe and the U.S.” Join in for a rich discussion, learning, and sharing knowledge with professors, researchers and community members. The program includes a panel of expert who will discuss various topics on the refugee experience and the legal aspects relating to their journey and challenges in seeking asylum.  See the Crossing Borders Flyer for more information.

(E) 4/20/2016 Asian Americans: Inclusion and Exclusion Talk

11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM, Tuesday Apr 26, 2016, Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library
Join APIAC for a lecture and Q&A with nationally-renowned Historian Erika Lee on how Asian Americans have gone from being the despised “Yellow Peril” to the praised “Model Minority,” and how their stories reveal the complexity of race in the US. Co-sponsored by History. Light lunch will be provided. See the poster here.

(J) 4/15/2016 New Publishing Jobs Posted to the CDC Website
Interested in working in the Publishing and/or Communications field?  The CDC has recently posted several various publishing and communications job listings both locally and in New York City with titles ranging from Copy Assistant to Evaluation & Communications Specialist.  For more information about the jobs and how to apply, see the MC2 website.

(I) 4/13/2016 West Academic Publishing Internship
West Academic is offering paid internship opportunities in our publishing group starting immediately through the end of Summer.  Applications are due May 17th.  For more information see the WAP Summer Intern Flier

(I) 4/11/2016 Medical History Collections Internship
The Hennepin Medical History Center is seeking a self­directed, motivated, organized, and hardworking individual who can assist the organization in its work this summer Applications due May 1st. See the HMHC History Collections Intern Flier.

(E) 4/6/2019 22nd Annual Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Conference
Macalester's Russian Studies Department is hosting their annual conference with the following events:Thursday April 14th- Talk by Kevin Rothrock, editor @RuNetEcho, co-manager @RuNetMemes. For more information: Trolling to Success Talk Flier
Friday April 15th- Talk by Emily Baran '03, Russian & East European History Professor, Middle Tennessee State University. For more information: Soviet Power & Christian Dissent Talk Flier
Saturday April 16th- Undergraduate Paper Competition.  For more information: Paper Competition Flier 

(I) 4/5/2016  Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:National Park Service Museum Aide Intern: Paid internship in West Virginia. Applications due April 14th. See NPS Museum Intern Flier  for more details on how to apply.
Exhibit Development Group Project Management Intern: Starts June 1st in St. Paul. Applications due May 15th. See EDP Project Management Intern Flier for more information.

(I) 4/4/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
 User Assistance / Technical Writing Summer Intern- May- August 2016, See UATW Summer Intern Flier for more information.

(E) 4/4/2016  Fourth Critical Theory Annual Symposium
On Wednesday, April 27 from 5:00 -7:00/8:30, in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom the Fourth Critical Theory Annual Symposium will be taking place.  The topic this year is Orientalism, Postcolonialism, Globalization, and our three speakers are widely esteemed scholars and Macalester cherished teachers and colleagues: David Blaney (Political Science), Julia Chadaga (Russian Studies), and Khaldoun Samman (Sociology). See the CT Annual Symposium Flier for more details. 

(E) 3/28/2016 Conferencia Alianza Latinx
April 16th Adelante! Macalester's Latin@ organization, is organizing a conference to strengthen the Latinx community by providing opportunities, developing cultural awareness, and addressing socio-political issues. Please RSVP through this link:  More information found on the Latinx Conference Flier

(I) 3/28/2016 Mt. Olympus Collective Intern Summer 2016
Paid internship with Zeus Jones, acting as an outside source of perspectives and experiences with a business working to modernize other businesses.  Applications are due April 9th.  For more information about dates and how to apply, see the Mt. Olympus Intern 2016 Flier

(E) 3/25/2016
The Department of Art & Art History is sponsoring an event that will bring Somali elders to campus to teach loomless weaving. See the flyer here.

(I) 3/22/2016 ACTC Museum Fellows Program
The “ACTC Museum Fellows Program” is designed to engage students in studying the challenges related to the underrepresentation of communities of color and American Indian Nations in historical organizations, museums, and public history graduate programs. View the ACTC Fellows Program flier here.

(I) 3/22/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
Hennepin County Library Special Collections Digitization Intern: June- August, applications due April 29. For more info: HCL Special Collections Digitization Intern Flier
Hennepin County Library Preservation Intern: June- August, applications due April 29. HCL Preservation Intern Flier

(E) 3/21/2016 The China Talk Series This Year
There is an on going China Talk Series sponsored by the US-China Peoples Friendship Association-MN Chapter (USCPFA-MN) and co-sponsored by our History Department and the student organization The Chinese Culture Club (CCC) to be held several times per year on our campus. The mission of the Series is to introduce Chinese culture to the main stream society in the U.S. and to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of China and the United States.

(E) 3/21/2016 "Blood Memory" Documentary Screening & Community Forum
The Indian Education Program of Saint Paul Public Schools and the First Nations Repatriation Institute have coordinated an advanced screening of the in-progress documentary, Blood Memory.  The screening will take place at Creative Arts Secondary School (65 Kellogg Blvd.) in Saint Paul on Monday, April 4th For more information: Blood Memory Screening Flier

(E) 3/17/2016 WWG Public Talk, Women in Nazi Germany
World Without Genocide will host a talk, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, on Thursday, April 14, at Mitchell Hamline School of Law from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. For more information: WWG Women in Nazi Germany Talk Flier

(I) 3/14/2016 WWG Summer Internship Opportunities
World Without Genocide has internship opportunities for this summer

  • Advocacy and Program Intern- (June 1st- August 15th)- Work in the WWG headquarters to provide organizational and administrative support for advocacy initiatives and programming and generate community-based support for city, state, and national action. Applications due May 30, 2016. For more info: WWG A&P Intern Flier
  • Summer Institute Intern- (June 1st- August 15th) Student will participate in critical thinking and reflection activities, learn from experts and survivors, and build the skills to become a human rights leader.  For more info: WWG Institute Intern Flier

(C) 3/7/2016 A Call for Paper Submission to The Spark
Friction is T​he Spark’​s first zine and is now calling for submissions that challenge, shock, and shift. While they’re open to any and all content for the zine, they want to emphasize forms that tend to receive less attention: academic papers, experimental writing, critical essays, protest art, and visual art in all forms. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, March 28th. Send your work to .​ For more info: Friction by The Spark Flier

(E) 2/26/2016 WWG Public Talk- Guatemala: Prosecuting Genocide, Rebuilding Communities
World Without Genocide will host a talk, Guatemala: Prosecuting Genocide, Rebuilding Communities, on Thursday, March 31, at Mitchell Hamline School of Law from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. This program will examine the 36 years of armed conflict in Guatemala and transitional justice for rural Mayan communities. Additional details are included in the WWG Public Talk- Guatemala Flier

(I) 2/26/2016 Internships Available with The Odyssey
The Odyssey, a community journalism chapter, is looking to hire writers, social media directors, photographers, multimedia coordinators and contributing editors. If you might be interested in this opportunity, follow this link to apply:

(E) 2/26/2016  Reading and Reception with Lebanese Author, Rawi Hage
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul would like to invite you to join them at the reading and reception with award-winning Lebanese author, Rawi Hage. On his tour through the Midwest, Hage’s evening in Minneapolis will feature an interview with UMN professor Joseph R. Farag. A reception with food and drinks will follow the event.  Find out more about this event here: Reading and Reception with Rawi Hage Flier

(L) 2/24/2016  ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
The ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in a wide range of methodologies and techniques for research across the social, behavioral, and medical sciences. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Summer Program’s four-week sessions. The first session is from June 20-July 15 and the second from July 18-Aug. 12.  Applications are due April 30. For info about courses, fees, scholarships, and registration, visit or contact

(E) 2/23/2016  Upcoming "Mac Startups" Info Sessions
There will be three upcoming “Mac Startups” info-sessions in the Innovator Space (basement of Markim Hall) from Noon-1:00pm on Thursday, Feb 25th; Thursday March 3rd; and Thursday, March 10th. Lunch provided! Mac Startups is a 10 week summer program.  For more information see this Mac Startups Flier

(I) 2/23/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
Renewing the Countryside Healthy Local Foods Exhibit PAID Intern for Summer of 2016.
RTCHLFE Internship Posting

(G) 2/22/2016 George Mason University Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities
The Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, has created a fully online Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities.  The program trains students in the digital skills and tools that are increasingly essential to careers in education, public history, libraries, publishing and many kinds of government and non-profit work.   This 15-credit program consists of three online courses followed by a remote internship with a unit of the Smithsonian Institution.  Because it is both online and part-time, students can pursue it while working or attending another graduate program. The certificate can also be combined with our own History M.A. program. For more information visit:

(J&I) 2/22/2016 Environmental, Sci-Tech, IT & Medical Job and Internship Fair
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in Smail Gallery of Olin Rice recruiters from the following places will be on campus: Metropolitan Council, US Army & Army Reserve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,Elite Medical Scribes, Emergency Care Consultants - Emergency Scribes, SciTechsperience Internship Program & Job Board, Pioneer Project Services, Peace Corps, Fraser, Epic, Mayo Clinic, and Boston Scientific. Please dress in business casual.

(F) 2/19/2016 American Indian Museum Fellowship Opportunity
The Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society is recruiting possible candidates for the American Indian Museum Fellowship from June 2nd - June 19th 2016. Priority deadline for application materials is due by March 19th and all applications materials must be in no later than March 26. For more information, see the flier concerning the American Indian Museum Fellowship Opportunity.

(J) 2/16/2016 Serve. Lead. Change The World: A Social Justice Job Fair
February 23rd at 8PM, attend a free, virtual event with representatives from six service-focused non-profit organizations—Teach For America, City Year, Citizen Schools, Reading Partners, Peace Corps, and Playworks. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of each organization’s mission and role in solving our world’s greatest challenges, and learn more about specific job openings for undergraduates and professionals. There will be lots of opportunity for Q&A and application tips for each organization. Register now:

(E) 2/16/2016 “Dangerous Proximities: Latinas/os and the Mechanisms of Racial Capitalism”
EdénTorres, Chair of the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies and Associate Professor in the Departments of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota will be visiting Monday, Feb. 22 at 4:45 p.m. in Olin Rice 250 to give a talk on how history of racism towards U.S. Chican@s and Latin@s has lead to contemporary structural inequalities. For more information, see the Edén Torres Talk Flier.

(I) 2/15/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
The Old Courthouse Museum of Minnehaha County Summer Intern
Mid May- Mid August 2016 Minnehaha County Summer Intern Flier

(F) 2/12/2016 Macalester Consulting Group Case Competition
Macalester Consulting Group meets weekly to solve fun problems, and helps you get consulting jobs, in which you meet problems, and solve them. If you have a curious mind, if you love to solve fun problems, they welcome you. They also welcome you to sign up for Case Competition#2, 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, 16th Feb. See the flier here. Apply here.  Six applicants will be accepted. If you are not selected for Case Competition#2, you are invited to participate in our case competition from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on 23rd Feb. The deadline to sign up is 11:59 p.m. on 12th Feb.

(E) 2/10/2016 Volunteers Needed for The 23rd International Conference of Europeanists
The Council for European Studies (CES) calls for student volunteers to serve at the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists, to be held at the DoubleTree hotel in Philadelphia, PA from April 14-16, 2016. To express interest in volunteering, register for the conference as a “Volunteer” using the Council’s online registration form: CES staff will be in touch with all potential volunteers to confirm their interest, ensure eligibility, and arrange for volunteer assignments. For more information, visit

(G) 2/9/2016 Columbia-LSE Graduate Program in International and World History
Columbia University and the London School of Economics are now accepting applications for Fall 2016.  The program is a dual MA/MSc in International and World History.  Deadline to apply is March 15. To learn more, please visit:

(E) 2/9/2016 Global Citizenship in the News: Caucuses and Primaries, Behind the Coin Toss
Thursday, February 18th in Davis Court, Markim Hall from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, an exciting Global Citizenship in the News panel will explicate the differences and functions of caucuses, primaries, and evaluate the complex ways these "democratic" institutions affect the US' government and citizenry. See flier here.

(I) 2/8/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
MassMoCA Internship
Summer 2016. Deadline March 7th See flier here.
Metropolitan Council Internship Program
Summer 2016. Deadline February 29 See more here
Leadership and the American Presidency Internship Program Summer 2016 Deadline June 1 See flier here.

(J) 2/3/2016 Job and/or Fellowship Opportunity With Environment America 
Right now, Environment America is looking for smart, talented candidates for their fellowship program or digital campaign team. These are full-time paid positions that start August 2016. Application deadline is March 1. To learn more about the positions and apply visit:

(G) 2/2/2016 New York University Graduate Program in European and Mediterranean Studies
NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year with degree options such as: M.A. in European and Mediterranean Studies & Journalism, M.A. in European and Mediterranean Studies & Library and Information Science, and M.A. in European and Mediterranean Studies & an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies.  See more here.

(E) 2/1/2016 Meet Alumni of the History Department at the Alumni Fair
3 graduates from the history department, Greg Erickson '81, Joelle Larson '02, and Chris Cloutier, will be attending the Alumni Fair happening on Thursday, February 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at Kagin Ballroom. We encourage students from the history department to attend the fair and connect with these alumni, as they can provide valuable information about the possibilities that this major can offer. See flier here

(E) 2/1/2016 World Without Genocide Talk- The Law in Indian County: The FBI, Jurisdiction, and Cases of Sexual Violence
March 9, this program will examine the FBI’s jurisdiction and role in bringing perpetrators on Indian reservations to justice and the challenges facing Indian victims of sexual violence. See flier here.

(G) 1/27/2016 M.A. Degree Opportunity in Modern European Studies at Columbia University
Columbia's M.A. program in Modern European Studies is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Modern European Studies offers unique opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of European history, politics, and society. The program can be completed in 12 months but part-time study is also possible. Deadline is February 15. See more here

(C) 1/25/2016 Call for Papers- The Journal of Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Journal seeks to publish the world's premier undergraduate work related to international themes and topics including, but not limited to: international conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, environmental issues, history, culture, comparative politics, economics, development and trade, global security, and international health. Submissions generally range in length from 5 to 20 pages and email it as an attachment to Deadline to submit is February 21. To view previous issues and submission guidelines, please visit:

(F) 1/23/2016 Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden Hearst Fellowship
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden has announced two William Randolph Hearst Fellowships for Summer 2016. Deadline to apply is March 4, 2016. See more here.

(I) 1/23/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings:
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
Shelburne Museum Education Program Intern: Summer 2016 June 13- August 12 See flier here.

(C) 1/19/2016 Call for Papers- West Point
, the West Point Undergraduate Historical Review, is accepting paper submissions by February 19 at  See posting here.

(I) 1/12/2016 Macalester Internship Office Postings
The Macalester Internship Office has recently shared these opportunities:
International Business Development Internship ­ Summer/Fall 2016. See the posting here.
Museum Studies Internship ­ Summer/Fall 2016. See the posting here.
New Sector Alliance Fellowship applications are due February 1, 2016. See the posting here.

(I) 12/11/2015 Summer 2016 Internships Bipartisan Policy Center
The Macalester Internship Office has posted this internship with the Bipartisan Policy Center.

(E) 12/10/2015 MA degree in Documentary Film and History at Syracuse University
Syracuse University offers a fifteen-month “Documentary Film and History” program MA degree for History majors and minors.  The program is designed for students interested in making documentary films on historical themes, offering an opportunity to deepen their understanding of history while they acquire the practical skills of the filmmaker’s craft. In addition to taking courses on film production, screenwriting, and historical methods, students choose courses that allow them to deepen their knowledge of a specific field within history.  For more information on the program, visit:

(C) 12/07/2015 Chicago Journal of History Accepting Submissions
The Chicago Journal of History, an undergraduate historical review at the University of Chicago, is welcoming submissions for its Spring 2016 edition.  Papers selected for the Spring 2016 edition of the Journal will be published in March of 2016. Most successful submissions range from 15 to 25 pages, although  this does not represent so much a strict requirement as a suggestion to applicants. Please be sure to format citations in the Chicago style and include a works cited page. Papers should be submitted to as an MS Word or PDF attachment (document title: "Last name+paper title") by January 25th, 2016. For more information about the journal and to read previous issues, please visit

(R) 12/01/2015 East Side Freedom Library seeks student researchers for summer 2016
A historical research project will be conducted in the summer of 2016, exploring the history of ESFL's Carnegie Library building (on the National Historic Sites and the St. Paul Heritage Preservation lists) in anticipation of its centennial in 2017.  This research will include engaging secondary sources in the history of the Carnegie Steel Company and Andrew Carnegie, its labor practices, American philanthropy, and the places of libraries in American culture, as well as digging into local primary sources, such as newspapers, city government and public library system records, the papers of the architect, manuscript census of population and city directories, and the undertaking of oral history interviews with neighborhood residents.  This research will be conducted under the direction of ESFL co-executive director and Macalester History Professor Emeritus Peter Rachleff.  Interested students should contact Peter Rachleff, at

(G) 11/25/2015 University of Kansas Museum Studies Program
Museum studies is a multidisciplinary field that combines intellectual challenges with opportunities to bring the insights of scholars to diverse public audiences. The University of Kansas offers a museum studies master's degree program. To learn more see their flyer here.

(C) 11/24/2015 Call for Submissions to the Gateway History Journal
The Washington University in St. Louis’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta announces a call for submissions to the Gateway History Journal, an academic journal of global history that seeks undergraduate papers of the highest caliber. They are looking for papers of 10-30 pages of length on any topic, region, or time period. Submissions are due by 8 January 2016 and should be submitted to Please refer to this document for more information.  If you have any questions, contact Jacqueline Blickman at

(I) 11/23/2015 Two New Internship Opportunities Shared by Macalester CDC

(G) 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:

(I) 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.

(F) 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 

(A) 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 

    (I) 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.

    (C) 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 deadline has been extended to February 1, and should be submitted to Please refer to this document for more information.

    (J&I) 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.

    (R) 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.

    (C) 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.

    (I) 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

    (E) 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.

    (I) 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,

    (J) 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.

    (J) 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

    (G) 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.

    (J&I) 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.

    (F) 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

    (G) 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.

    (C) 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

    (R) 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.

    (G) 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.


    Olivia Belote '11 wrote her honors project on "History Being Seen: An Art Historical and Statistical Analysis of Feminized Worship in Early Modern Rome"


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