We do everything we can to help you find a great internship that enhances your personal, academic, and vocational development. This past academic year, 455 students from 30 academic disciplines participated in credit-bearing internships in the fine arts, non-profits, education, government, and business. List of where students interned at during the 2016-2017 academic year.


2018 Macalester Summer Internship Grant

The 2018 Macalester Summer Internship Grant program (MSIG) will provide funding to support 30-35 Macalester students doing vital 10-week unpaid summer internships anywhere in the world. The selection committee will prioritize confirmed internships that have potential to be highly impactful on one’s studies and career (see program info and all selection criteria.) There are two application deadlines, the first being on February 28–your chances improve significantly if you can arrange your internship by this early deadline. The second deadline is March 28, so you may still apply even if your internship is taking more time to arrange.

New Process for Registering Your Internship for Academic Credit

Our office is now using our new 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 spring Registration Process handout. The deadline to register a spring internship is February 2. If you need an extra week to finalize plans, stop by our office before February 2 to request a one week extension.

Coming Soon! MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair

Registration will open soon. Find out who’s attending and see their open positions.

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The Internship Program and Career Development Center are happy to introduce Handshake at Macalester. 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.