MacNest Summer Internship Program

(Applications for 2021 are open!)

MacNest provides internships for students to work closely with a founder in a complex, demanding work experience while deepening Macalester’s connections and influence in the Twin Cities startup ecosystem. MacNest Summer is a summer internship program where students receive funding for unpaid internships with Twin Cities startups. Students will receive $5,500 to work 35 hours per week and attend career development and cohort workshops to make connections in their internship experience. 

Twin Cities startups looking to work with a Mac student 

Currently, MacNest is seeking a diverse set of local startups to be involved in the Summer 2021 program. Any venture (NGO, non-profit, foundation, LLC, etc.) that has been in business for 0-3 years is eligible. As a startup who meets the MacNest requirements, you have the chance to work with a highly motivated and intelligent student, and someone else pays for it! Reach out to Elice at for more information. 

MacNest Academic Year Program 

Do you have a student employment award and are curious about entrepreneurship, innovation, and startup culture? Do you want to gain experience to use in your academics and toward your future job? Do you want to understand the impact individuals can have on early stage ventures?  The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is excited to announce the MacNest Program. This program offers students experience working remotely with an early stage startup based in the Twin Cities by earning their student employment award during the academic year. 

2017 was the inaugural year of the MacNest program hosted in collaboration with the Internship Office and Career Explorations For further questions, please contact .