Climate Justice Internship Program

New for Summer 2021

The Department of Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the Sustainability Office, is pleased to announce a new fund focused on preparing students to address one of the most pressing issues of our time, climate change. In collaboration with alumni Dr. Paul Rick ’64 and Dr. Margaret Rick ’64, four students per year will partner with organizations working toward just, equitable and regenerative solutions to the climate crisis.  The internships offer valuable mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities; students will gain skills for resilience-building in the future.

Students will receive a $5,500 living stipend to work full time and attend workshops to further their learning and experience. Students will also receive 1 academic credit and optional on-campus housing (if approved by Residential Life). The organizations that students will work with in the MacNest Climate Justice program are pre-determined. 

  • Due to precautions related to COVID-19, Macalester College strongly recommends your internship be set up to be conducted remotely. This is the safest, least disruptive way to engage with a community organization.
  • Students will be allowed to do on-site, in-person internships if arrangements are made in advance with the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (this involves a waiver process). However, these positions must be able to quickly transition to remote work if health and safety conditions change.