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Internships and Research


Percentage of students who have engaged in community-based learning, service, or applied research


Percentage of 2020 graduates who had an internship or a mentored research experience while at Macalester


Number of internship sites within eight miles (13 kilometers) of campus

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Our location in a city means that we are 10 minutes away from almost anything a major city has to offer, including 15 Fortune 500 companies, a state capitol, and top research facilities. All this translates into incredible opportunities for students looking to explore career options while studying at Macalester.

Internship and Research sites

National & International

  • Amazon
  • American Institute for Economic Research
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Embassy of Jamaica
  • European Union
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • International Criminal Tribunal
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank & Co.
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • National Geographic
  • National Park Service
  • National Security Network
  • Office of U.S. Federal Defender
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA
  • Towers Watson Consulting
  • U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade
  • U.S. Department of State


  • 3M
  • Council on Crime and Justice
  • American Refugee Committee
  • Cargill
  • Council on Crime and Justice
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Hyper IQ
  • International Institute of Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Minnesota Governor’s Office
  • Minnesota Legislature
  • Optum
  • Ramsey County District Attorney’s Office
  • TCF National Bank
  • The Loft Literary Center
  • UBS Wealth Management
  • United Nations Association of Minnesota
  • Walker Art Center