Experience that makes a difference

Why intern? Experience—sure. Connections and mentoring—yes. But more importantly: practice. Practice at getting things done, being effective, and making an impact. There are literally hundreds of internship opportunities within eight miles of campus in every field imaginable.

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

  • 72

    Percentage of students that report their internship had an impact on plans for the future.

  • 400

    Number of students who completed an internship at one of the 57 locations around the world.

  • 200

    Internship sites within 8 miles (13 km) of campus.*

  • 80

    Percentage of students who conduct research while at Macalester, most of it local.