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 to learn where students interned.


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Registering Summer Internships

Students may register a summer internship for credit, but please note that the out-of-pocket cost for summer is $1,691credit (there is no financial aid in summer.) However, many students qualify for our Summer Tuition Waiver Program. The cost of a one credit internship can be waived under one of the following conditions:

1. International students are required by the Dept. of Homeland Security to register an internship for credit (see Special Guidelines for International Students for more info.)

2. Students who are required by their host organization/company to register their paid/unpaid internship for credit as a condition of employment.

3. Students who receive Macalester funding for a summer internship or fellowship.

Our office will help you search for and secure whether you do it for credit or not. You may make arrangements and create a learning contract for your summer internship at any point, but formal registration will not be available until April 22, 2019. For more information on how to register your summer internship, please review our Summer 2019 Internship Registration handout and our Step-by Step Guide (Google slides).

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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.

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.