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The Macalester Summer Internship Grant (MSIG) provides funding for unpaid internships so Macalester students may have access invaluable, career enhancing summer experiences.

Access additional grants and fellowships on our Paid Summer Opportunities page.

Summer internships offer robust learning/work experiences that help students advance their academic interests and careers. Unfortunately, a number of great internships are unpaid, and therefore not an option for many students with limited financial resources. To help address this, in the summer of 2020 Macalester College 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.

Four types of grants will be awarded: (all internships should be 10 weeks in length)

  1. $5,000 for full-time (at least 35-40 hours/week) internships and student is paying rent.
  2. $3,500 for full-time (at least 35-40 hours/week) internships and student is living at home/no rent.
  3. $2,500 for half-time (at least 20 hours/week) internships and student is paying rent.
  4. $2,000 for half-time (at least 20 hours/week) internships and student is living at home/no rent.