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.


Do a January Internship!

You can do a January internship anywhere in the world and it costs you nothing (more details). Local January internships may also be designed to lead into a spring internship. The deadline to register a January internship for credit is Friday, December 8. Questions? Stop by our office in Kagin or email internship@macalester.edu. Sophomores and up.

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 fall Registration Process handout. The deadline to register is September 15. If you need an extra week to finalize plans, stop by our office before September 15 to request the extension. 

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The Internship Program and Career Development Center are happy to introduce Handshake at Macalester, our new fast, easy and smart career services platform. Handshake has replaced MC2/Symplicity and offers students:

  • Personalized job and internship recommendations based on majors and interests
  • Appointment scheduling with CDC and Internship Program staff
  • An easy way to register for events, workshops, and career fairs
  • On-campus interviewing scheduling
  • Personal profiles available to employers, if desired

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.

2017 MAC Summer Internship Grantees

We are pleased to announce the students awarded 2017 Mac Summer Internship Grants. This financial support will allow them to take on invaluable unpaid internships here and around the world. This year's cohort includes students doing human rights advocacy in Arizona, public health research in Tbilisi, Georgia, refugee work in Chicago, food systems research in Capetown, and publishing in St. Paul. The 38 grantees all share a passion for the internships they will do, and we fully expect each to be a life-changing experience. Check out the complete list of these students, their internship host sites, and locations. Congratulations!

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

Drop-In Hours
Daily, 1:30-3 p.m.

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