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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 2019 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.

Three types of grants will be awarded:

1.    Full grants of $5,000 for full-time, 10-week internships (full-time defined as at least 35-40 hours/week)

2.    Half grants of $2,500 for full-time, 10-week internships where housing is provided or the student is living at home

3.    Half grants of $2,500 for half-time, 10-week internships (student must work at least 20-25 hrs/week)

Applications for full-time internships will be prioritized over half-time positions.