Internships provide firsthand experience, contacts in the community, and the practical opportunity to test your classroom knowledge in the real world.

The Academic Internship Program helps more than 350 students each year identify and make the most of credit-bearing, off-campus learning experiences with a wide range of community organizations in the Twin Cities and around the world.

The internship office helps students integrate classroom theory and knowledge with real world applications that develop professional skills, increase confidence, and heighten career awareness.

No days of filing and coffee-making. Macalester staff members work with the internship organizations to ensure that internships are substantial, progressive, and challenging.