We do everything we can to help you find a great internship that enhances your personal, academic, and vocational development. This past academic year, 396 students from 30 academic disciplines participated in credit-bearing internships in the fine arts, non-profits, education, government, and business. Please review the Internship Site List 2017-18 of where students interned at.


January Internships

January internships are a great way to catch up or get ahead on credits (and it’s free!) Internships last three weeks in length, from January 2-23, 2019 (technically you can count any hours after fall finals) and you can register them for 1 credit (50 hrs total) or 2 credits (100 hrs total.) Check out our handout for additional information about how January internships work and tips on how to find one. On campus housing application are due to Residence Life by December 6.

Registering Your Internship for Academic Credit

Our office is using our career services platform Handshake to track internships being registered for academic credit. Log-in to Handshake using your Macalester username/password. Click on Career Center, then click “Experiences.” Use our Step-by-Step Guide for assistance. For additional information on registration, review our Registration Process handout. The deadline to register a January internship is Friday, December 7. 

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Handshake is our career services platform. The more you use Handshake, the better it works for you. Personalize your experience by filling out career interests and profile. As you favorite opportunities and events that interest you, Handshake will learn to to present you with opportunities best suited to your needs.

There is no need to create an account – simply log in with a Macalester user ID and password. For complete instructions, please read the Getting Started with Handshake Guide for Students.

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Summer Hours
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